Australian Rangeland Society

Range Management Newsletter 15/2

FROM THE EDITOR

Welcome to the July newsletter. I hope you enjoy the first newsletter to be uploaded on the new website. This issue contains lots of information about rangeland happenings including reports from the recent ARS Conference in Alice Springs and the Annual General Meeting held in May. Don Burnside has also written a fitting tribute to David Wilcox, Inaugural President of the ARS, following his passing earlier this year.

FROM THE PRESIDENT

Welcome to our new ARS President, David Phelps. In this article David highlights some recent and upcoming events of interest to our readers.

REPORTS FROM THE 18TH BIENNIAL ARS CONFERRENCE

I am very pleased to report that the most recent ARS Conference, held in Alice Springs in April, was a great success. Find out what you missed by reading the reports from the Organising Committee and from Andrew Ash and Kate Forrest, who were given the task of summarising the major themes discussed at the Conference.

OBITUARY – DAVID GEORGE WILCOX AM

On April 11 2015, David Wilcox AM died and thus we lost one of the giants of rangeland science and management in Australia, and a pivotal figure in the history and life of the Australian Rangeland Society.

MEET THE NEW AUSTRALIAN RANGELAND SOCIETY COUNCIL

At the Annual General Meeting of the Society in May, a number of changes were made to the ARS Council including the changeover of President from John Taylor to David Phelps. Meet all the new and returning members of Council here.

NEWS FROM THE PUBLICATIONS COMMITTEE

Ron Hacker’s update from the Publications Committee includes information on the new website, new Associate Editors for The Rangelands Journal and the upcoming move to digital production only for the Range Management Newsletter

MINUTES FROM THE 2014 AGM OF THE AUSTRALIAN RANGELAND SOCIETY

The 2014 Annual General Meeting of the Australian Rangeland Society was held on the 27 May 2015. The President’s Report and Financial reports tabled at this meeting both give an excellent review of the Society’s operations during the 2014 year.

NEW MEMBERS

We would like to welcome the following people to the Australian Rangeland Society