Register now for the International Rangeland Congress!

Run! Don’t walk! The Australian Organising Committee of the XII International Rangeland Congress, on behalf of the Australian Rangeland Society and the International Rangeland Congress Continuing Committee, invites you to participate in the International Rangeland Congress to be held June 2-6, 2025 at the Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide, Australia. The last time it was held […]

Applications are open for a 2023 Nuffield Scholarship

Nuffield Scholarship applications are open! There is a focus on enhancing the resilience and sustainability of Australian agriculture with specific drought resilience scholarships available this year, supported by the Australian Government’s Future Drought Fund. Apply now 👉 via

Rangeland goats prove business longevity

Are you a rangeland goat producer, or are thinking about introducing some to your property? Or maybe you are just interested in a good news story? Meat and Livestock Australia have a brilliant story on a goat grazing business in far western New South Wales which is sure to pique your interest. Making the switch […]

Fire in the Mulga Forum on July 27

Are you interested in how fire is managed in the southwest mulga lands? The Rural Fire Service, Queensland and Southern Queensland Landscapes invite you to share your experience and learnings on a range of topics, including contemporary fire and property planning in the mulga lands, traditional custodians mulga fire knowledge, seasonal calendar based on traditional […]

Register now for Pastoralist Water Rights and Governance webinar

The Rural Water Supply Network (RWSN), the Coalition of European Lobbies for Eastern African Pastoralism (CELEP), Agrecol Association (Germany), IWMI, SIMAVI and partners are delighted to invite you to the 4th webinar of the RWSN Early Webinar Series 2022 entitled: “Pastoralist water rights and governance” on Tuesday 7 June 2022, 14:30–16:00 CEST. Water supply projects […]

National Carbon Farming conference registrations open

As the carbon farming industry continues to grow, as does the need for more information. Registrations are open for a four day national carbon farming conference in Albury, New South Wales from May 23-26. The conference will have speakers from carbon farming and regenerative agriculture companies, the Carbon Market Institute, the CSIRO and state and […]

Australian Rangeland Society 2022 AGM notice

The Australian Rangeland Society will hold its 2022 Annual General meeting on Wednesday 25th May, 2022 at 6pm (QLD time) by Zoom and in-person at the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries Queensland Offices, 1-5 Prior St, Charters Towers, Queensland 4820. Meeting agenda: Open Meeting Present Apologies Minutes of the 2021 Annual General Meeting Receive the President’s report Receive […]

It’s official: 2026 is the Year of the Rangelands

Australia’s outback and its custodians will be celebrated on a local and global stage thanks to a United Nations General Assembly ruling. The UNGA unanimously declared 2026 the International Year of Rangelands and Pastoralists at a meeting in New York on March 15 and immediate past president of the International Rangelands Committee, Dana Kelly is […]

Adelaide to host International Rangeland Conference in 2025

It’s considered one of the showcase pieces in the International Rangeland community and it’s coming to Adelaide, Australia. As this will be the first time in nearly a decade that the community will be able to physically meet, organisers of the XII International Rangeland Congress are preparing for a memorable event. On behalf of the […]

Wanted: an ARS Social Media Editor

The Australian Rangeland Society is seeking a new Social Media Editor to manage our Twitter, Facebook and Instagram social media accounts. This is a great opportunity for anyone with an interest in our rangelands and other natural resources and environments to make a significant contribution to the development of the Society. Our social media accounts […]

NRM in the Rangelands 2021 student conference package

The ARS NRM in the Rangelands Conference is now including an online platform to support delegates who can not travel to Longreach. In conjunction with ANU, the Conference Committee has developed a university package to encourage student participation. It includes the offer of two sponsored registrations for passionate Masters or PhD students to attend the virtual conference, and a half day for class attendance.

Update on Joint International Grasslands and Rangelands Congress

The Joint International Grasslands and Rangelands Congress planned for Nairobi, Kenya will now be an all virtual meeting from 25-29 October 2021. Covid restrictions have changed original plans but a virtual meeting will be more convenient for rangeland and grassland professionals from around the world. Registration fees are reduced.

DCQ-ARS NRM in the Rangelands Conference, virtual and Longreach, October 2021

Desert Channels Queensland and the Australian Rangeland Society are excited to be hosting the “NRM in the Rangelands Conference – shaping our future”, 4th – 8th October 2021 in Longreach, Queensland. The conference will be held on a virtual platform with a face-to-face hub the Civic Centre, Longreach, Queensland for those who can make it.

2015 Conference Papers Uploaded

The papers from the 18th Australian Rangeland Society Biennial Conference held in Alice Springs in April 2015 are now available on this website.

PhD opportunity for the Method to Market Project

A PhD opportunity currently exists for participation in the biodiversity component of the Method to Market Project, a large inter-disciplinary program jointly funded by MLA and the Queensland Government departments of DAF and DES seeking to demonstrate links between the method of production and sustaining natural capital.

ARS Covid-19 Response for Members

The Australian Rangeland Society Council has decided to offer a discount on membership fees for any current members who have been significantly financially affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Nuffield Scholarships Open Now

Applications for the 2021 Nuffield Scholarship program are now open. Each scholarship is valued at $30,000, and with 20 on offer in 2021, the application period will run until Friday, 11 September 2020. Interviews will take place across September and October.

Rangeland Journal Virtual Issue Available Free

The Australian Rangeland Society and CSIRO Publishing has released a new virtual issue of The Rangeland Journal, titled Rangeland Dynamics and State and Transition models: an Enduring Conceptual and Practical Framework. It is available free until end of August

Redevelopment of the ARS website

The ARS website has recently been redeveloped. There are implications for members, who need to update their passwords to the Members Area. Publication of the Range Management Newsletter and activation of the subscriptions systems have been delayed but will be addressed shortly.

CSIRO Publishing-The Rangeland Journal Prizes

At the biennial Conference of the Australian Rangeland Society, CSIRO Publishing and The Rangeland Journal jointly sponsor prizes for the Best Poster and the Best Oral Presentation for work relevant to the interests and scope of the journal.
Posters and oral papers presented at the 2019 Conference were assessed by the society’s publishing committee, comprising the Editor-in-Chief of the journal and their nominees. Winners were announced at the close of the conference

International Year of Rangelands and Pastoralists Initiative

The UN General Assembly announced the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration 2021-2030. Several global organizations are collaborating to create an International Year of Rangelands and Pastoralists to highlight the importance of combating rangeland desertification, land degradation, and drought and promoting sustainable pastoralism.

Joint XXIV IGC and XI IRC Congress 2020

The Joint XXIV IGC and XI IRC Congress 2020, themed Sustainable Use of Grassland and Rangeland Resources for Improved Livelihoods, will be held in Nairobi Kenya on October 24 to 30, 2020 .

ARS2019 Conference registration is now open

The 20th biennial Australian Rangeland Society conference (ARS2019) will be held in Canberra 2-5 September, 2019 at the Kambri Convention Centre, Australian National University.

Conference registration is now open. Registration details are available from the conference website.

ARS2019 Conference registration is now open

The 20th biennial Australian Rangeland Society conference (ARS2019) will be held in Canberra 2-5 September, 2019 at the Kambri Convention Centre, Australian National University.

Conference registration is now open. Registration details are available from the conference website.