Australian Rangeland Society

Range Management Newsletter 21/3

FROM THE PRESIDENT

Congratulations to the Organising Committee of the 21st Biennial Australian Rangeland Society Conference held in Longreach in October. It’s hard to appreciate just how much work occurred behind the scenes to successfully deliver this event.

NRM IN THE RANGELANDS CONFERENCE REPORT

The 21st biennial rangelands conference was held from 5 – 8 October 2021, in-person and on-line from the Longreach Civic & Cultural Centre in the heart of Queensland’s rangelands. The conference was co-hosted with Desert Channels Queensland, and was badged as the ‘NRM in the Rangelands Conference’, with the theme ‘Shaping our Future’.

PRIVATE LAND CONSERVATION IN THE OUTBACK: QUEENSLAND LANDHOLDERS LEADING THE WAY

Thanks to the stewardship of landholders, the Australian rangelands are home to some of the world’s last remaining ecologically intact landscapes. This presents an important environmental conservation opportunity to secure protection for these natural assets while supporting private landowners to manage ecological threats.

INTERNATIONAL GRASSLAND CONGRESS HISTORY BOOK NOW AVAILABLE

The International Grassland Congress has become a large international event attended by about 1000 delegates representing more than 80 countries. The history of the Congress has recently been documented and the publication is now available for download.

ON-LINE PAPERS IN THE RANGELANDS JOURNAL

Did you know that ARS members have access to the full archive of The Rangeland Journal? This includes recently accepted papers that may not appear in the hard copy for some time. Read more about how to access the latest articles here.

RAIN IN THE RANGELANDS

It seems to have been raining a lot in many parts of Australia in the last few months and it is well known that a La Nina event has recently been declared. Check out the latest rainfall and outlook maps here.

LOOKING FOR GIFT IDEAS? THINK OF CSIRO PUBLISHING BOOKS!

Did you know that CSIRO Publishing has a fabulous range of both kids and adults science books which would make fabulous gifts for family and friends?  And did you also know ARS members can obtain a 20% discount on print books when purchasing via the CSIRO Publishing website?

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.

DECEMBER MEMBERSHIP UPDATE

Don’t forget to renew your ARS membership for 2022. We need to have a strong membership so that we can support our normal activities, our publications and our Biennial Conferences.

FROM THE EDITOR

I hope you have enjoyed reading the last issue of the Range Management Newsletter for 2021.  It has been a good year for the newsletter for a number of reasons.

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The views expressed in this newsletter are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the ARS.