Soil degradation, Erosion control, Regeneration, Ord River region (W.A.), Western Australia
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REGENERATION of degraded areas in regions of marginal rainfall is a slow process under the best of conditions, but on the Ord River Catchment, where much top-soil had been removed, the problem was unusually severe.
In many areas top-soil will have to be rebuilt before vegetation can be re-established.
This will be a long, slow process and regeneration will proceed through gradual plant succession from the "pioneer" annual species through to the permanent and more productive perennial species needed for a stable catchment area.
"The Ord River regeneration project. 3. Eight years of progress,"
Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4: Vol. 9:
9, Article 3.
Available at: https://library.dpird.wa.gov.au/journal_agriculture4/vol9/iss9/3