Saving our soil: Soil conservation in Queensland since the 1930s

Soil erosion on the Leichardt River 1937

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Soil is one of our most critical natural resources. The history of soil conservation in Queensland is largely unknown to the wider public, considering the fundamental role it has played in the development of sustainable land use in our state.

Department of Environment and Heritage Protection officer, Sean O’Keeffe, and Bruce Carey from the Department of Science, Information Technology, Innovation and the Arts will highlight the beginnings of soil conservation in Queensland and outline the critical role officers from the Department of Agriculture and Stock and later agencies, in collaboration with farmers, have played in ‘saving our soil’.

This is an Out of the Port free lunchtime talk, presented by State Library’s John Oxley Library and the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection.

When:
Wed 19 Sep 2012, 12:30 pm -
Venue:
slq Auditorium 2, level 2
Cost:
Free
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