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WetlandUpdate October 2017

Walking the landscape—catchment stories

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.

These stories describe the location, extent and values of the Normanby and O'Connell Catchments. The stories demonstrate 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.

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WetlandInfo feature animal

Mary River Turtle
Photo by Queensland Government

Our WetlandInfo feature animal is the Elusor macrurus, known as the Mary River turtle. The Mary River turtle lives in clear, slow moving water. Found in the Mary River, from Gympie, to the tidal reaches just upstream from Maryborough. The endangered turtle is part of a University of Queensland tracking program trying to find out more about the links between habitat and nest-site selection. Find out more about the Mary River Turtle.

Last updated: 30 October 2017

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