Story: Soil erosion and conservation

Hill-country slip

Hill-country slip

Soil erosion is the process by which soil moves from its original site to another. This may be only a short distance, or many kilometres away. One of the most obvious examples in New Zealand is the landslips on hill-country pastures.

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Paul Gregg, 'Soil erosion and conservation - Soil features and impact of erosion', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 April 2024)

Story by Paul Gregg, published 24 Nov 2008