Our Natural Environment

Dorset is defined by a diverse array of terrestrial, freshwater, estuarine, coastal and marine habitats, each of which contains important flora and fauna species and ecosystems. The economic, social and environmental wellbeing of the community is underpinned by the capacity of the natural environment to support our needs.

Facts and figures

Conservation Areas

Dorset has many areas where our community can enjoy the natural environment. Some examples of these include Mt William National Park, Waterhouse Conservation Area, Granite Point Conservation area, Mt Cameron Regional Reserve and Mt Stronach Regional Reserve.

Gardening with local native plants

Benefits of native gardens

Things to consider

More native plant information