Range Management Newsletter 24/1

FROM THE PRESIDENT

Pieter Conradie updates on recent and upcoming events for the Australian Rangeland Society.

RENEWABLE ENERGY PROJECTS IN THE AUSTRALIAN RANGELANDS – WHAT ROLE FOR THE AUSTRALIAN RANGELAND SOCIETY?

While governments at all levels are keen to foster the development of renewable energy projects, there are both upsides and downsides to these projects. Many of the current and proposed projects are based in the Australian rangelands and the ARS Council is currently determining what role the Society may play in relation to these projects. Read Gay Crowley’s background report and have your say in how the ARS should get involved.

SOCIAL MEDIA EDITOR WANTED

The Australian Rangeland Society are currently seeking a dynamic and creative Social Media Editor to join the Publications team. Read more to find out what are we are looking for.

VALE RUSSELL SINCLAIR: 23 JANUARY 1941 – 9 JULY 2023

Last year saw the passing of Dr Russell Sinclair an academic who made a large contribution to the knowledge of rangeland ecology including managing the TGB Osborne Koonamore Vegetation Reserve (KVR) for almost 50 years.

VALE JAMES “JIM” TOM O’ROURKE: NOVEMBER 16, 1942 – MARCH 5, 2024

JIm O’Rourke died unexpectedly in March this year. Jim was a passionate champion of rangelands, and played many crucial roles including his dedication to the running of many International Rangeland Congresses and his help in establishing the International Year of Rangelands and Pastoralists 2026.

WHAT IS NEW IN THE RANGELAND JOURNAL?

Paul Novelly provides an update on the latest Special Issues of the Rangeland Journal and also how you can obtain a discount if you wish to publish an Open Access paper.

AW HOWARD MEDAL NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN

Do you know anyone who has made a significant contribution to the advancement of pastures in Australia. If you do, considering nominating them for the AW Howard Medal.

2025 NUFFIELD SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN

2025 Nuffield Scholarship applications are now open to those involved in food and fibre production to travel and study. It’s a unique opportunity to gain knowledge, form business friendships and bring new ideas home. Read more here.

HOT OFF THE PRESS

Finding it tough to keep up to date with 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

Thanks for reading the first issue of the newsletter for 2024. Please feel free to pass it on to colleagues and friends.

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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.