Story: Conservation – a history

Soil … our greatest natural resource!

Soil … our greatest natural resource!

This is one of a series of posters prepared by the Soil Bureau in 1980 to celebrate 50 years of work. They emphasised that one of New Zealand’s most valuable resources was its soil, on which agriculture depends.

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Landcare Research – Manaaki Whenua

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Simon Nathan, 'Conservation – a history - Soil conservation', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/ephemera/13919/soil-our-greatest-natural-resource (accessed 23 October 2021)

Story by Simon Nathan, published 24 Sep 2007, updated 1 Aug 2015