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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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  • Reminder: call for abstracts closes 1st May

    The call to submit short abstracts for sharing your understanding of rangeland issues at the 20th Australian Rangeland Society Conference closes on 1st May 2019.

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  • ARS2019 Conference registration is now open

    The 20th biennial Australian Rangeland Society conference (ARS2019) will be held in Canberra 2-5 September, 2019 at the Kambri Convention Centre, Australian National University.

    Conference registration is now open. Registration details are available from the conference website.

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  • Call for Abstracts: 20th Biennial Conference

    A call for abstracts to be presented at the Australian Rangeland Society conference (ARS2019) to be held in Canberra 2-5 September, 2019 is now open. Abstracts must be submitted by 1st May 2019.

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