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Range Management Newsletter 18/3

FROM THE PRESIDENT

We draw to end of another year, and I invite us all to pause for a moment and reflect on what we love about the rangelands; the people, communities, landscapes, ecosystems, flora and fauna, industries, and more—and the difference we are all striving to make. 


DIARY CLAIMER: 2019 AUSTRALIAN RANGELANDS CONFERENCE 2-5 SEPTEMBER 2019, CANBERRA

The 2019 Australian Rangelands Conference will be held on from the 2nd - 5th September 2019 at the Kambri Centre, ANU, Canberra.


ARS SUPPORTS THE OUTBACK ALLIANCE MESSAGE FOR COORDINATED BIPARTISAN RANGELAND POLICY

The new Outback Alliance, of which the Australian Rangeland Society is a member, was successfully launched in Federal Parliament last week. 


BETTER LANDSCAPE UTILISATION WITHOUT MORE FENCES - CAN IT BE DONE?

Self Herding is a behaviour-based livestock management approach that provides managers with strategies and tools to positively influence grazing distribution.  A trial is currently being held in the Victoria River District of the Northern Territory to test whether Self Herding techniques can be used to create new grazing patterns within a paddock, thus creating a form of rotational grazing that does not rely on permanent fencing.


VALE PETER McRAE

With the passing of Peter McRae in early Spring 2018, Australia’s rangelands lost one of their great naturalists, champions and characters. 


JOEL BROWN ANNOUNCED AS THE 2019 RENNER AWARD RECIPIENT

We are pleased to inform members that Joel Brown is the 2019 recipient of the Frederic G. Renner Award, the highest honour awarded by the Society for Range Management in the USA. 


DR MARK STAFFORD-SMITH - CSIRO MEDAL FOR LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT 2017

Congratulations to Dr Mark Stafford Smith who is the recipient of a CSIRO Medal of Lifetime Achievement recognising his more than 30 years of international leadership in sustainability science.


SECOND CALL FOR PANELS, PAPERS AND POSTERS: IGC-IRC 2020

Abstracts for panels, papers and posters to be presented at the 2020 Joint International Grassland and Rangeland Congress are now being invited.


ACADEMIC FREEDOM IN ECOLOGY SURVEY

On behalf of the Ecological Society of Australia, researchers from RMIT are seeking volunteers to participate in a survey that asks questions about the academic freedom of ecologists and conservation scientists working within different organisations.


OPEN ACCESS PAPERS IN THE RANGELAND JOURNAL

Starting in 2019 CSIRO Publishing will make one paper per issue of The Rangeland Journal available open access.


NEW VIRTUAL ISSUE OF THE RANGELANDS JOURNAL

The ARS and CSIRO Publications have released a new virtual issue of the Rangeland Journal looking at grazing and biodiversity.


MEMBERSHIP UPDATE - NOVEMBER 2018

Do you know how many people are members of the ARS?   Don Burnside provides a review of the current membership and reminds  members that 2019 renewal notices will be sent out soon.


FROM THE EDITOR

I am currently on the lookout for interesting articles for the newsletter in 2019. 


ARS COUNCIL AND OTHER CONTACTS 2018

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