soils,  habitat & biodiversity campaign

This campaign is bringing together landmanagers and the community to implement the best scientific advice and to formulate action plans for the protection of habitats, healthy soils and a flourishing biodiversity in Australia.

Native plants need healthy soils to survive! The problems that plague soils in Australia - salinity, sodicity, acidity, acid sulphate, erosion, pesticides - threaten agriculture and also pose serious threats to nearby bushland, even National Parks. For example salinity, the Australian flora is remarkably salt tolerant but there are limits and not many will grow with the high levels of salinity found in salt pans and lakes and lesser levels will threaten many plants and ecological communities. The survival of the native fauna, from fish to birds, depends on the survival of the native flora.

More information is available on the NCC website