Story: Soil erosion and conservation

High-altitude erosion control

High-altitude erosion control

Research into erosion control on Canterbury land above 1,000 metres was done mainly by the New Zealand Forest Service, from 1956. Researchers faced challenges in trying to establish plants on steep slopes that are snow-covered for much of the year. This trial planting of green alder is on an unstable scree at 1,350 metres altitude.

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Reference: AAQA 6506 12 M11,781

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Paul Gregg, 'Soil erosion and conservation - Surveys and research', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/19797/high-altitude-erosion-control (accessed 30 January 2022)

Story by Paul Gregg, published 24 Nov 2008