The Australian Collaborative Land Evaluation Program (ACLEP) was established in 1992 and is a proven model for national cooperation, collaboration and effective multi-jurisdictional activity.
ACLEP is a partnership between CSIRO Land and Water, the Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, and the state and territory agencies responsible for land resource assessment.
It provides a focus for the collection, collation, management, dissemination and analysis of nationally consistent, integrated data and information on soil and land resources. It provides input to national assessments of the consequences of land resource use and management
The long term objectives of ACLEP are to ensure:
• Users needs and demands for soil and land resource information are clearly defined and addressed
• The spatial and temporal coverage of soil and land resource information for Australia is complete at an agreed and appropriate resolution
• Soil and land resource information is readily accessible and able to be used effectively
• Soil and land resource information provides estimates of key attributes controlling landscape processes and functions that are relevant to natural resource management
• Condition and trend of soil and land resources are known and reported for all regions of Australia.