Never has it been so crucial for us to collaborate, cooperate and advocate for the future of the rangelands. The vulnerabilities of communities, natural resources, conservation and pastoralism have been particularly exposed over this last summer.
Range Management Newsletter 19/1
egistrations are now open for the ARS 20th Biennial Conference to be held at the Australian National University in Canberra from 2-5 September 2019. The theme of the Conference is Resilient future rangelands: integrating environment and livelihoods.
The Society’s AGM will be held on Wednesday 22nd May 2019. Read more to find out what will be discussed and how you could be involved.
Are you thinking of attending a conference, studying a course or beginning a rangeland investigation in 2020? Are you eligible for an ARS Travel Grant or Scholarship? Applications for the next round close on 30 November 2019.
A recently published report by Western Local Land Services provides a review of developments in the rangeland goat industry over the past five years.
The Long Paddock website is well known for providing information to Queensland and Australian rural land managers to help them incorporate climate-related risk into their decision making. A new article, recently published in The Rangeland Journal, provides an excellent update on the status of the website and helps to explain the products currently offered.
The 4th session of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) recently passed Resolution L.17 related to sustainable rangelands and pastoralism.
The General Assembly of the United Nations adopted the Decade of Family Farming 2019-2028 on 20 December 2017 in order to improve the position of family farmers across the globe. As most information about family farming concentrates on small-scale crop farmers, a recent publication draws attention to the importance of also including pastoralists as family farmers.
Looking for something interesting to listen to while you are driving? Try subscribing to the new rangeland-focused podcast, The Art of Range, produced by Washington State University.
Do you have any ideas for future Special Issues of The Rangelands Journal?
The Joint XXIV IRC and XI IRC congress will be held in Nairobi, Kenya, October 25 – 30, 2020. The theme of the Congress is Sustainable Use of Grassland and Rangeland Resources for Improved Livelihoods.
Gateway to the Prairie was the theme for this year’s SRM meeting, held in Minneapolis in February.
Ron Hacker provides an update on the Society’s publications including some new directions for Range Managemenet Newsletter
The Australian Rangeland Society recently appointed Sarah Moles as the new Social Media Editor. Sarah is based in the Darling Downs area of Queensland and has an extensive background in natural resource management in rangeland areas.
We encourage members to renew their membership as soon as possible to maintain their ‘active’ status and gain concessional registration at the ARS 2019 conference.
Do you have any ideas for articles for the July newsletter?