Nearly 30 per cent (26 700 sq. kilometres) of the West Kimberley survey area is in bad range condition. Nearly 51 per cent (45 400 sq. kilometres) of the area is in fair range condition. Nearly 20 per cent (17 500 sq. kilometres) of the area is in good range condition. The worst areas of degradation and erosion are on the most valuable pasture lands. These areas are readily accessible, close to permanent water supplies, and support attractive pastures. Carrying capacity estimations of the pasture lands of ded areas, co-operative programmes for rehabilitation should be planned by the station lesses and the Department of Lands and Surveys.
Surveys, Range management, Kimberley region (WA), Erosion, Western Australia
Kubicki, A, Short, L C, Wilcox, D G, and Payne, A L. (1979), A report on erosion and range condition in the West Kimberley area of Western Australia. Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia, Perth. Technical Bulletin 42.
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