Australian Rangeland Society


The Australian Rangeland Society is an independent and non-aligned association of people interested in the management and sustainable use of resources in natural or semi-natural landscapes, such as grasslands, shrublands and woodlands. Members of the Society are generally interested in one or more of the businesses conducted in the rangelands, as well as the wellbeing of remotely living people and communities. Rangelands are broadly defined and include drylands and wetlands, or any other environment where natural ecological processes predominate in land use. Typically, rangeland businesses harvest plant or animal production, mine resources, provide recreation or manage biodiversity. 

New members are welcome. Existing members come from a wide range of occupations, and include owners and managers of businesses, members of Non Government Organisations, scientists, communicators, Government administrators, natural resource management facilitators and community leaders.

Given the diverse activities and needs of people in the rangelands, the Society exists to provide a forum for the free exchange of ideas and information amongst people who live remotely or are concerned about rangeland issues in their work. 


1975 - 2015

40 year anniversary of the Australian Rangeland Society


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Australian Rangeland Society content can also be accessed through the following sites:

Facebook: Australian Rangeland Society Conference
Twitter: @ARSConf2015
Instagram: ARSCONF2015


Announcing the 18th Biennial Conference, Innovation in the Rangelands

Alice Springs NT, April 12-16th 2015

How do we live sustainably in the rangelands – now and into the future? How can we nurture, then develop and share, innovative solutions to the challenges of living successfully in our rangelands environments, where climate extremes, remote urban decision making and small, isolated communities are common? What advances can we build on to ensure the social, cultural, economic and environmental wellbeing of people, businesses and communities who depend on our natural landscapes? Both the nature of the land and the people who live here have generated many imaginative and practical solutions to living in the rangelands – let’s hear about them!

The 18th Biennial Conference of the Australian Rangeland Society will be held in Alice Springs from 12th – 16th April 2015, with the theme of ‘Innovation in the Rangelands’. Please lock in the dates now. Check this website and Range Management Newsletter for updated information as it becomes available.

The conference invitation brochure can be downloaded here.

Visit the ARS Conference Website to register here.



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