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 http://www.royalsocietyqld.org/proceedings-127/.
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 http://rangelandsqld.org.au/background-reading/.