Australian Rangeland Society

Range Management Newsletter 20/3

FROM THE PRESIDENT

First up I want to wish all of our members and friends the best possible Festive Season – Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! I suspect most of us are happy to put 2020 behind us, and it can be easy to dwell on the difficulties, frustrations and negatives within a challenging year. However, during 2020 we have seen many changes with the potential to leave lasting benefits across Australia’s rangelands.

WOODY COVER CHANGE AT KIDMAN SPRINGS SINCE 1988

Following on from the previous article, the mechanisms contributing to woody cover changes were examined more closely at Kidman Springs in the Victoria River District and the implications for pastoral land use were discussed.

MEMBERSHIP UPDATE – NOVEMBER 2020

2021 Membership subscriptions notices will be sent out soon. While subscription rates have not increased again this year there have been changes to the subscription categories.

RANGELANDS DIALOGUE PROCEEDINGS NOW AVAILABLE

In July 2019, The Royal Society of Queensland, NRM Regions Queensland and AgForce hosted a two-day forum to consider the worsening drought in Queensland, concerns about pastoralists’ wellbeing, and degradation of the rangelands.

2021 SRM ANNUAL MEETING GOES VIRTUAL

Have you always wanted to attend the Society for Range Management Annual Meeting but travel costs or time prevented you?  If so, you will happy to read that next year’s meeting is going virtual. 

NEW APPOINTMENTS FOR PAST ARS PRESIDENT

 John Taylor, a past President of the ARS and former director of Rangelands Australia, has been appointed on to the Society of Range Management’s Board of Directors and also Chair of the North Australia Beef Research Council.

HOT OFF THE PRESS

In this digital age there seems to be an ever-increasing number of outlets to get news and information about what is happening in the rangelands. Here are some interesting articles you may have missed in recent months.

FROM THE EDITOR

This final Range Management Newsletter for 2020 marks the start of a new direction for the ARS with this issue being published as an open access document with no members-only embargo period.  This means you are free (actually encouraged!) to share articles with your colleagues and friends.