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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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    The Society for Range Management is seeking applicants for an award of US $2000 for attendance at the Annual Meeting by rangeland scientists or managers from countries other than the U.S. and Canada. The meeting is to be held in Minneapolis, Minnesota, 10 – 14 February 2019.

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  • Grazing and Biodiversity – The Positive Side- The Rangeland Journal Virtual Issue

    A new virtual issue of The Rangeland Journal focusing on the co-benefits of good grazing management for both pastoral production and biodiversity is available for free download for three months.

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  • AgFutures 2018

    The AgFutures Innovation and Investment Forum (AgFutures 2018) is being presented at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre on 21 November 2018.

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