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Rangelands

Rangelands include all those environments where natural ecological processes predominate and where values and benefits are based primarily on natural resources. They are areas which have not been intensively developed for primary production. The rangelands of the semi-arid and arid zones cover approximately 75 per cent of the Australian continent and equate broadly with the ‘Outback’. However, rangelands also occur in higher rainfall areas where limitations other than rainfall restrict use to management of the natural landscape.

The Australian Rangeland Society aims to promote the science and art of rangeland management and to foster dialogue between all those with related interests, both nationally and internationally. A full statement of the Society’s objectives may found in the Articles and Memorandum of Association.

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  • International Rangeland Congress Kenya, 25 - 30 October 2020

    The Joint International Rangelands and International Grassland congresses will be held in Nairobi, Kenya, October 25 - 30, 2020. The theme of the Congress is "Sustainable Use of Grassland/Rangeland Resources for Improved Livelihoods".

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  • ARS Fellowship for DR Ron Hacker

    Dr Ronald Barry Hacker is one of Australia’s foremost rangeland scientists. His appointment as a Fellow of the Australian Rangeland Society recognises his long and on-going contribution to Australian and international rangeland science and practice, and to the life of the Australian Rangeland Society.

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  • ARS Fellowship for Dr Margaret Friedel

    Dr Margaret Friedel is an outstanding Australian rangeland scientist. Her appointment as a Fellow of the Australian Rangeland Society recognises her distinguished contribution to the development of Australian rangeland science and management, to the growth and success of the Australian Rangeland Society, and to the careers of many fellow workers and rangeland managers over the past 40 years.

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