Soil quality in Northland - 2016-2017

This report presents soil quality data from 29 sites chosen to represent the major soil orders and land uses within the Northland Region. The sites were first sampled in 2001 as part of the nationwide 500 Soils Project, and subsequently every 5 years as part of council’s State of the Environment (SOE) monitoring programme. The purpose of the programme is to monitor soil quality and trace element concentrations across different land uses and soil orders to examine the state and trends of soil throughout Northland.