The biodiversity in our council's environment is a tremendous natural asset. By supporting sustainable farming, forestry, tourism and other businesses, our wondrous land provides visitors and locals the opportunity to immerse themselves in nature and participate in healthy outdoor activities with a reduced carbon footprint. Many of our habitats and species are internationally important. The variety of wildlife owes much to our unique climate, underlying topography and our remote locales. We live in a semi-natural, cultural landscape, molded by nature but influenced by mankind’s management of the land over thousands of years. It's our backyard. Let's take care of it.