The landscape

Falling to the east of the Great Dividing Range with all waters flowing to the Great Barrier Reef, the Fitzroy Region is comprised of seven main drainage basins (water catchments) and a diverse array of landscapes.

Each different catchment and landscape supports a unique community of native plants and animals, some of which live nowhere else in the world.

Along with the non-living parts of the landscape, plant and animal communities form ‘ecosystems’ which help sustain our industries, communities and lifestyles. They do this by helping regulate our climate, keeping our water and air clean, our soils healthy and our food systems working.

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Explore how water, geology, plants, animals and the activities of people interact to form landscapes in the: