What do we know about our catchments?
During 2016-18 the Queensland Government and Terrain NRM rolled out a program to harness local and scientific information about our nine catchments.
The Walking the Landscape program is a systematic and scientific framework for developing a 'whole-of-landscape' understanding of a catchment to help make improved decisions about the management and restoration of ecological systems. It was developed by the Queensland Wetlands Program through the Department of Environment and Science.
The information gathered during this process is being used to help develop new projects.
More than 200 people took part in the process of integrating existing data, maps and reports with the expert knowledge of locals. The workshops included scientists, technical experts, farmers, landholders, community groups and industry groups.
For more information on the Walking the Landscape program go to the Queensland Government Wetlands Info website.
All of the information gathered from the Walking the Landscape workshops has been captured in catchment profile storymaps that are publicly available on the Wet Tropics Plan for People & Country website.
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