Perry Sand hills for tourism in far south west New South Wales, Australia
Location: Open area of steep, large sand dunes
near Wentworth, in southern New South Wales.
Values for this sandy soil:
– Geologic and archeologic values as a soil formed some 40,000 years ago.
– Naturally still supports huge old River Red Gums drawing on underground water.
Tourist attraction to play on the dunes and walk in to discover huge buried trees
Challenge of the loose drifting sandy soil
– Dominant westerly wind moves loose sand (erosion)
– keeps the dunes moving eastwards over time and
– gradually buries smaller plants in its path.
Management of these drifting sands in hills
– in a reserve to allow these natural processes to continue.
See more about Perry Sandhill’s location
and Soils Selfies on issues and values of sandy soils for tourism:
– with sparse vegetation of Simpsons Desert, adjacent to Cooper Creek in South Australia at Innamincka
– with a drifting sand dune burying trees at Wyperfield National Park, Victoria, at Snowdrifts
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