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Soil quality

Soil quality

Updated 7 December 2021 4:27pm

Greater Wellington monitors soil quality at over 100 sites across the region to identify the effects of different land uses on soil and the environment.

This information helps landowners make good management decisions so we protect the life-supporting capacity of soil for future generations. It also helps determine the effectiveness of our regional policies and plans.

Soil quality monitoring results

Not all sites are sampled every year, for example in 2016/17 we monitored 23 sites (twelve on the Kāpiti Coast and eleven in the Ruamāhanga) the majority of which are market garden and cropping sites.

Soil Report Card for Kapiti Soil Report Card for Ruamahanga
See our 2016/17 report card for further information about soil quality on the Kāpiti Coast See our 2016/17 report card for further information about soil quality in the Ruamāhanga

For further information

View our Daily Climate Maps for soil moisture data and information.

For full details of monitoring methods and results take a look at our Annual Data Reports.

Take a look at our Land Management webpage for further information on how Greater Wellington works with landowners to promote sustainable use of our region’s land.