While a humble plant or animal in or around the Broken River might not seem all that important, it's essential we recognize that water and land-based organic matter (animals, plants, leaves, bark, branches and fruits etc.) supply the food needed to drive aquatic food webs.
Aquatic invertebrates (insects, crustaceans, worms, snails, etc) are the major consumers of organic matter in the Broken River. In turn, these smaller animals are essential elements of the food web which supports larger invertebrates and fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals.
Choose a category from the right menu to learn more about a particular type of animal or plant, or to see how some plants and animals interact in the Broken River.