Resilient rangelands are the key to our future. With over 70% of Australia’s landmass being rangelands, it is crucial that these landscapes are able to adapt to global changes.
The Australian Rangeland Society is working towards our next national biennial conference to be held in Canberra in 2019. By holding the conference in the national capital, we hope this will help place rangeland landscapes, industries and communities on the agenda towards achieving resilient rangelands for the future.
The Society’s AGM will be held on Wednesday 30th May 2018. Read more to find out what will be discussed and how you could be involved.
Greening Australia has recently released a new report to guide on-ground conservation actions in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. The Conservation Action Planning (CAP) process seeks to provide a framework for planning and implementing projects across the region in a coordinated manner based on agreed priorities and targets.
Members of ARS working in the area of landscape regeneration may be interested in the outcomes from the Restore, Regenerate, Revegetate: Restoring Ecological Processes, Ecosystems and Landscapes in a Changing World Conference held at the University of New England last February. More than 360 delegates attended and the Conference featured 190 presentations, covering the full spectrum of topics associated with environmental restoration.
This issue of The Rangeland Journal includes some of the papers presented at the Restore, Regenerate, Revegetate Conference.
Do you have web site management skills? The Australian Rangeland Society is currently looking for a Web Site Editor to manage its website (https://www.austrangesoc.com.au). This is a great opportunity for anyone with an interest in web-based information management and the sustainable use of Australia’s rangelands.
Ever thought about applying for an ARS Members’ Travel Grant or Scholarship? Check the requirements and download the application form here. Applications close on 30 November 2018.
The National Organizing Committee of the Joint International Grasslands Congress/ International Rangelands Congress invite abstracts for panels, papers and posters to be presented at the conference, to be held in Nairobi, Kenya from 25-30 October 2020.
Ron Hacker provides an update from the Publications Committee regarding the Web site editor vacancy, challenges with uploading the Society’s publication archive and latest news regarding The Rangeland Journal.
CSIRO Publishing is pleased to offer members of the Australian Rangeland Society a discount of 20% off its books.
The 2018 SRM Annual Meeting was recently held with great success in Sparks, Nevada focussing on the theme of Empowerment through Applied Science. The next Annual Meeting is scheduled for February 10 -14, 2019 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Thank you to those members who have paid their subscriptions for 2018. There is still a large number who need to renew for 2018 – please pay now to retain your membership privileges.
I am now seeking articles for the next newsletter whch is due out in July.
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