Technical report

Agricultural resource priorities and recommendations for the Avon River Basin Natural Resource Management Strategy

1 May 2005

This report for the Avon Natural Resource Management Strategy provides an assessment of the current status of land resources throughout the Avon River Basin in Western Australia. It identifies the sub-regions and landscape components of the area and the land resource as sets. The greatest threats are salinity, soil acidification, subsurface compaction, waterlogging, water and wind erosion , and biosecurity. On the basis of this assessment, past and perhaps current land use practices in the Avon River Basin of Western Australia are not sustainable. This document identifies opportunities for improving agricultural management towards sustainable practice in a way that also provides other social, economic and environmental benefits.

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