Australian Rangeland Society

21st Biennial Conference, 2021

NRM in the Rangelands Conference

Shaping our Future, 2021

4th-8th October 2021- Longreach, Queensland

Desert Channels Queensland and the Australian Rangeland Society are excited to be hosting the NRM in the Rangelands Conference- shaping our future, 2021.

As the impacts of COVID continue, the conference will be held on a virtual platform with a face-to-face hub in Longreach for those who can make it. This will allowing everyone to attend in someway, depending on their location and current travel restrictions. The face-to-face hub will be held in the Civic Centre, Longreach, Queensland.

Rangelands cover about 80% of the Australian interior, spanning 3100 km east to west and 1400 km north to south. This vast region contains varied landscapes, including,  savannas, woodlands, shrub lands grasslands and wetlands. Water supply is often sporadic with many river systems draining into internal lakes, such as Lake Eyre.

Over the last seven years drought has affected much of the rangelands and the focus has turned to improving future resilience of the environment, the communities and industry. The conference will showcase and share emerging ideas and innovations so we can collectively contribute to improving the condition of the rangelands.

Further information on the conference can be accessed from the website via this link. Information will be progressively updated as conference arrangements and program are developed.