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Soils

Healthy soils and landscapes are a very important natural resource. Soils provide us with many natural resources such as food and fibre production and perform important services such as filtering pollutants, absorbing water to reduce flooding and degrading organic waste.

Soils can easily become degraded, leading to reduced vegetation and water quality. Local Land Services supports a range of activities that are aimed at addressing key issues such as:

  • soil fertility - salinity, acidity, nutrients
  • soil biology - the number, condition and type of soil biota
  • physical characteristics - structure, sodicity and erosion.

Supporting healthy soils and landscapes is critical to supporting resilient, profitable and sustainable farm businesses.

Industry collaborators and resources

There are a range of service providers who offer soil testing and interpretation services in the North Coast region. This list includes providers that North Coast Local Land Services is aware of and who have given their permission to be listed. In providing this information, North Coast Local Land Services does not recommend these providers in preference to any other provider and makes no warrant for the quality of service. Other providers of soil testing and interpretation services who wish to be included in future editions of this list should contact North Coast Local Land Services.  View the Service providers of agricultural soil testing and interpretation.

Other government agencies

NSW Department of Primary Industries
LLS work closely with DPI to provide up to date technical advice and support.

NSW Office of Environment and Heritage
The Office of Environment and Heritage works to protect and conserve the environment, including the natural environment, Aboriginal country, culture and heritage and our built heritage, and manages NSW national parks and reserves.

Natural Resources Commission
The Natural Resources Commission provides the NSW Government with independent advice on managing natural resources.

Department of the Environment (Commonwealth)
The Department of the Environment is responsible for all federal matters pertaining to the environment.