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WetlandUpdate August 2017

Walking the landscape—catchment stories—Caboolture Catchment

To effectively manage a catchment it is important to have a collective understanding of how the catchment works. Catchment stories, using map journals, integrate spatial information, photographs and animations with an informative narrative to demonstrate the features of catchments.

This story describes the location, extent and values of the Caboolture Catchment. It demonstrates the key features which influence water flow, including geology, topography, rainfall and run-off, natural features, human modifications and land uses.

The information was compiled using the walking the landscape process, where experts systematically worked through a catchment in a facilitated workshop, to incorporate diverse knowledge on the landscape and to develop catchment stories. Others stories are under development, so watch this space!

Terrain (Wet Tropics) Natural Resource Management Group

Terrain has developed catchment profiles incorporating Walking the Landscape processes.

Wetland Research Case Study

Research Case Study: Cost-effective restoration of wetlands that protect the water quality of the Great Barrier Reef.

Updated Legislation pages

Due to recent updates to Queensland planning legislation the Programs, policy and legislation page has been updated. The detailed pages have been temporarily removed.

Updates, improvements and links

Update to Sewage treatment facilities and monitoring points

New links on disaster management:


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WetlandInfo feature bird

Pygmy Goose
Photo by Shane Westley

Our WetlandInfo feature bird is Nettapus coromandelianus, the Cotton Pygmy Goose or Cotton Teal. The Cotton Teal is listed as least concern.

WetlandInfo updates this section regularly, so stay tuned for more!

For more information on wetland birds, visit Birds in Backyards, Atlas of Living Australia or view species profiles in your area using WetlandSummary.

Last updated: 25 July 2017

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