In July 2019, The Royal Society of Queensland, NRM Regions Queensland and AgForce hosted a two-day forum for primary producers, scientists, bureaucrats, academics, and natural resource management professionals to consider the worsening drought in Queensland, concerns about pastoralists’ wellbeing, and degradation of the rangelands. A number of themes were covered including drought policy, stewardship incentives and climate change.   The overall aim was to craft a strategy that could lead the rangelands to a future that is sustainably profitable and environmentally sustainable. 

The Royal Society have collated 26 papers presented at this forum into a Proceedings which are publicly available at 

Further information, invited papers to broaden the discussion and details of the declaration signed at the meeting can be found at the Rangeland Dialogues website