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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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    The AW Howard Memorial Trust aims to support and promote pasture research. See the study and travel grant opportunities available through the trust below.

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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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  • Outback Carbon Farming Conference 2016

    The Outback Carbon Farming conference in Perth was attended by over 100 people from a broad range of sectors. It aimed to provide a comprehensive update on the progress towards, the future potential of, and the key obstacles to the commencement of a commercial carbon sequestration industry in Western Australia's rangelands.

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