At the Society’s AGM in May 2019, a proposal was accepted to establish an annual Award of Excellence in Rangeland Management. The recipient of this award shall have rendered or is a significant contributor to the betterment of the rangelands. It will recognise people who are not members, but who are making or have made an outstanding contribution to rangeland science and or management. These people include pastoralists, natural park managers, traditional owners, NRM managers, researchers, environmental managers on mines and philanthropists. Presentation of the Award will also raise the profile of the ARS as an organisation committed to the rangelands, its people and activities.
The nomination process is described on the Awards page of this site. The criteria to be addressed in submitting a nomination for an Award include:
- Length of time associated with the rangelands.
- Nature of the commitment to the use and management of the rangelands.
- Unique contribution to the science and/or art of rangeland management.
- Contribution to building capacity in the rangelands community