Land resource survey, upper Ramu catchment, Papua New Guinea

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Trangmar, B.B.; Basher, L.R.; Riijkse, W.C.; Jackson, R.J.


1995-03


Report


91 p. p. + 18 col. maps


A survey was undertaken to assess land resource potential, land use constraints and watershed management needs in the Upper Ramu catchment, Eastern Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea (PNG). The work was undertaken as part of the Papua New Guinea Resource Information System (PNGRIS) Project to develop and test a land resource assessment methodology for use in catchment and project-level planning in PNG. The Upper Ramu catchment, Eastern Highlands Province, was selected as the pilot study area in which to apply and test the resource assessment methods. This publication presents the results of the land resource survey, identifies physical suitability of land for various forestry species and agricultural crops, assesses erosion condition of the catchment, and makes recommendations for erosion control and reduction of sediment delivery to the Ramu River.


Australian International Development Assistance Bureau (AIDAB)


Canberra, ACT


land use; soils; water resources development; Ramu River region; Papua New Guinea; PNGRIS Publication


© Commonwealth of Australia 1995 This work is copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purposes of study, research, criticism or review, as permitted under the Copyright Act, no part may be reproduced without written permission of the Australian International Development Assistance Bureau and the Papua New Guinea Government. This report has been placed on the CSIRO repository and may be made available to persons outside of CSIRO for non commercial purposes, in its entirety and without deletion of disclaimers and copyright information.


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PNGRIS Publication


no. 3


English


1320-5765


064296052


legacy:2188


Trangmar, B.B.; Basher, L.R.; Riijkse, W.C.; Jackson, R.J. Land resource survey, upper Ramu catchment, Papua New Guinea. Canberra, ACT: Australian International Development Assistance Bureau (AIDAB); 1995-03.



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