Land Rehabilitation

Rehabilitating Eroded or Disturbed Areas

Overgrazing or other forms of intensive land use can result in exposure to severe erosion. These areas can be successfully stabilised through a combination of measures that may involve:

  • constructing a diversion bank above the area to protect it from runoff
  • deep ripping to increase water infiltration
  • shaping and filling to achieve stable slopes
  • fertilising and sowing the area with suitable species
  • fencing to exclude all stock and feral animals.

Mine Rehabilitation

Increasingly, the pressure is on extractive industries to reduce the environmental impact of their operations and rehabilitate disturbed areas. Mining companies continue to use SCS to design and construct erosion and sediment control works, in addition to rehabilitating mine sites.

Project Summaries


For more information please contact your local Soil Conservation Service representative, or email

Page last updated/reviewed: 31 Mar 2014