Walking the Landscape Catchment Stories
Catchment Stories development is driven by the need to have a collective understanding of how catchments work, a necessary requirement for understanding and protecting biodiversity. Catchment Stories are prepared by the Queensland Government working with local partners including Natural Resource Management groups, local industries, researches, catchment groups, land holders and local governments. Catchment stories use map journals, integrated spatial information, photographs, animations and an informative narrative to demonstrate the features of catchments, including geology, topography, rainfall and run-off, natural features, human modifications and land uses. The information is compiled using the 'walking the landscape process', where experts systematically worked through a catchment in a facilitated workshop, incorporating diverse knowledge of the landscape, to develop catchment stories.