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Range Management Newsletter 17/3

FROM THE PRESIDENT

David outlines what the Society has been up to in 2017 and what it has planned for 2018.  Of special note is the Society's interest in bidding to host the 2024 International Rangelands Congress - David is keen to hear from anybody who may be willing to join a committee to help lodge the bid by mid-2018.


FROM THE EDITOR

We would like some feedback on ways of making the newsletter more relevant and interesting to our readership.


LIGHTNING PRESENTATIONS - A POPULAR INNOVATION AT THE 19TH AUSTRALIAN RANGELANDS CONFERENCE

3-minute ‘Lightning’ presentations format were trialled with great success at the recent  Australian Rangelands Conference in Pt Augusta.  These short, sharp presentations certainly captured the audience’s interest.


STUDENTS AND YOUNG PROFESSIONALS SESSION AT THE 19TH AUSTRALIAN RANGELAND SOCIETY CONFERENCE

In another first for the ARS, the recent Biennial conference included a session designed for students and young professionals which looked at what it takes to be successful in a rangeland-related profession.    


19TH BIENNIAL CONFERENCE PAPERS 2017

The papers presented at the Society's recent 19th Biennial Conference covered a broad range of rangeland-related topics.  See the full list of papers here.


NEW ARS FELLOWS RECEIVE THEIR AWARD

Dr Ron Hacker and Dr Margaret Friedel were recently presented with their ARS Fellowship Certificates.


TECHNOLOGY IN PASTORAL SYSTEMS FIELD DAY AT WYNDHAM STATION

Gus Whyte gives an overview of the recent field day held to display and discuss some of the helpful technological tools that are now available to rangeland land managers.


UPDATE FROM THE PUBLICATIONS COMMITTEE

Did you know the Society has a new Social Media Editor?  Find out who it is, and read about other happenings related to the Society's publications.


2018 SOCIETY FOR RANGE MANAGEMENT ANNUAL MEETING

The Society for Range Management’s 71st Annual Meeting will be held January 28 to February 2, 2018 in Sparks, Nevada. 


ARS SECRETARY WINS LANDCARE AWARD

A big shoutout to our own Bob Shepherd (Secretary and Director of the ARS) for his recent achievement in winning an Award at the 2017 Queensland Landcare Awards.


MEMBERSHIP UPDATE

Don Burnside provides an update on the membership status of the Society.  All ARS memberships will expire on 31st December so watch out for your renewal email over the next few weeks!


OUTBACK COMPETITION DISCOVERS GREAT PHOTOS OF 'PEOPLE IN THE RANGELANDS'

This year’s Kaz Collins School of the Air Photo Competition run by Rangelands NRM for children living in the outback of Western Australia includes some great photographs of 'People in the Rangelands'.


ARS COUNCIL AND OTHER CONTACTS 2017

Need to contact someone from the ARS?  Find everyone's contact details here.