Fact Sheet from Soil Science Australia

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Recent fires have severely damaged millions of hectares of land and soil. Intense bushfires can have major deleterious effects on soil including loss of organic carbon and nutrients, increased erosion, and water repellency. Effects may last for decades or more post-fire. Wind and water erosion post-fires also can create major impacts on water supplies and ecosystems.
Soil Science Australia prepared this fact sheet to assist recovery efforts.