The coastal zone can be described as the entire area of the coastal catchment, from the top of the ranges to the intertidal zone. The NQ Dry Tropics Region consists of eight coastal catchments across three river basins.
The region has approximately 560km of coastline and includes 31 islands. It is home to a diverse range of birds, plants and other animals. It is commercially important across a number of different sectors, including : beef cattle grazing, horticulture, fisheries and tourism. Given these unique values, it is imperative that we manage our natural resources sustainably.
This wiki site contains information on many aspects of our region. This page is specifically designed for people wanting more information on our coastal values, our local community groups or resources for groups or individuals wanting to undertake rehabilitation work in our region.
For information on what NQ Dry Tropics is currently doing in our coastal zone, please visit our website
Recently Funded Community Projects
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