Waimea Soil Mapping Report 2017

This report was carried out by Dr Iain Campbell and provides information on the productive capacity and versatility of the Plains.

It will help inform our land planning, and is a useful tool for landowners to find out how well-suited their property is to primary production.

The results show a greater variation in soil types in the Plains than has been mapped previously. Thousands of soil pits and augurs were dug in each area to compile the data, and the finer degree of survey carried out by Dr Campbell means we now have an even better understanding of soil types, origins and limitations at a property scale.

The mapping survey covers five areas:

  • Brightwater
  • Lower Queen Street
  • Redwood Valley
  • Waimea East and Central Plains
  • Waimea West

Download the Report

More Information

Contact Resource Scientist (Land) Bernard Simmonds for more information.

Phone 03 543 8446, or email bernard.simmonds@tasman.govt.nz