Finalist: Science Innovation Award

The University of Queensland and partners

Assessment of Soil Management Options under Power Line Easements

The University of Queensland (School of Agriculture and Food Sciences), Powerlink Queensland and SEQ Catchments conducted an Assessment of Soil Management Options under Power Line Easements. A technique called Cut-and-drop clearing was found to protect the soil surface and enhance soil fertility.  The results of this research show that using better clearing techniques to maintain ground cover in power line easements can substantially reduce erosion.