Soil information

A wide range of information on soils has been collected over the years - this page provides a summary of the soil maps and soil surveys available on request.

Providing information on the different soil types and how to look after them is the main method by which the Tasman District Council promotes wise management of soil as a resource. Soil maps and soil descriptions are the main data sources.

There are over 140 different soil types in the Tasman Region. Different soils have different properties or characteristics.

These characteristics mean that some soils will be more suitable for certain land uses than others. For example, some areas have soils and a climate particularly suited to growing pasture grasses, and others are more suited to growing fruit trees.

Published soil maps
New soil surveys
Soil health
Soil health monitoring programme
Soil intactness monitoring programme

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