Australian Rangeland Society

Range Management Newsletter 19/1

FROM THE PRESIDENT

Never has it been so crucial for us to collaborate, cooperate and advocate for the future of the rangelands. The vulnerabilities of communities, natural resources, conservation and pastoralism have been particularly exposed over this last summer.

ARS 2019 BIENNIAL CONFERENCE REGISTRATIONS NOW OPEN

egistrations are now open for the ARS 20th Biennial Conference to be held at the Australian National University in Canberra from 2-5 September 2019. The theme of the Conference is Resilient future rangelands: integrating environment and livelihoods.

NEW JOURNAL ARTICLE EXAMINES CURRENT STATUS OF THE LONG PADDOCK WEBSITE

The Long Paddock website is well known for providing information to Queensland and Australian rural land managers to help them incorporate climate-related risk into their decision making. A new article, recently published in The Rangeland Journal, provides an excellent update on the status of the website and helps to explain the products currently offered.

UNEA PASSES RANGELANDS RESOLUTION

The 4th session of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) recently passed Resolution L.17 related to sustainable rangelands and pastoralism.

PASTORALISTS AS FAMILY FARMERS

The General Assembly of the United Nations adopted the Decade of Family Farming 2019-2028 on 20 December 2017 in order to improve the position of family farmers across the globe. As most information about family farming concentrates on small-scale crop farmers, a recent publication draws attention to the importance of also including pastoralists as family farmers.

THE ART OF RANGE PODCASTS

Looking for something interesting to listen to while you are driving? Try subscribing to the new rangeland-focused podcast, The Art of Range, produced by Washington State University.

INTRODUCING THE NEW SOCIAL MEDIA EDITOR

The Australian Rangeland Society recently appointed Sarah Moles as the new Social Media Editor. Sarah is based in the Darling Downs area of Queensland and has an extensive background in natural resource management in rangeland areas.

ARS MEMBERSHIP UPDATE

We encourage members to renew their membership as soon as possible to maintain their ‘active’ status and gain concessional registration at the ARS 2019 conference.