Physical Landscape

The physical landscape of Dummerston is composed of several interconnected components: bedrock, surficial materials, soil, water, and climate. At a fundamental level these pieces shape the topography of the land, and due to local variations the physical landscape is not uniform.

In addition, localized differences in the shape and attributes of elements such as rock type, slope, and elevation help define clear patterns of where certain plants and animals can thrive, and how people inhabit and use the land. Thus, the landscape as a whole has an integrated nature, with the underlying physical attributes helping guide both the overlying ecological patterns and the path of human history.