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Out of the Port: Saving our soil

Event Information

  • 19 Sep 2012 12:30pm - 1:30pm
  • State Library of Queensland, Cultural Centre, Stanley Place, South Bank
  • Brisbane
  • Queensland
Other Information
  • Cost: Free

Soil is one of our most critical natural resources. The history of soil conservation in Queensland is largely unknown to the wider public, considering the fundamental role it has played in the development of sustainable land use in our state.

Department of Environment and Resource Management officers Sean O’Keeffe and Bruce Carey will highlight the beginnings of soil conservation in Queensland and outline the critical role officers from the Department of Agriculture and Stock and later agencies, in collaboration with farmers, have played in ‘saving our soil’.

This is an Out of the Port free lunchtime talk, presented by State Library’s John Oxley Library and the Department of Environmental and Resource Management.