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October 2015                                  Subscribe to Rangelands NRM eNews
We hope you've had a productive month. We certainly have here.

All kinds of people are coming together and doing their bit  to deliver better outcomesLots of projects and big plans are being formed or moving to the next phase to make a real difference to the vast and precious rangelands.

Indigenous rangers, pastoralists, landcare volunteers, as well as our partner organisations share our vision for healthy rangelands country and strong communities.

We find that when stakeholders work together to address the often complex priorities in their regions, the endeavours and outcomes can be much more substantial and sustainable than single agency initiatives.


Read about the positive collaborations happening now...

The Communications Team.

Wiluna Country project continues to reduce critical threats to key fauna


Traditional Owners, pastoralists, mining companies and government agencies on Wiluna native title lands will continue work together to reduce the main threats to key threatened and vulnerable fauna species, including the malleefowl and Greater Bilby. [Read more]
 

New field guide to the common grasses of the Southern Rangelands


A ‘Field Guide to Common Grasses of the Southern Rangelands’ is now available to help land managers better understand local grasses which would inform decisions about land and livestock management.  [Read more]

National Malleefowl training workshops kick off in Kalgoorlie and Norseman


Two malleefowl monitoring training sessions aiming to standardise monitoring methods across the Australian states took place in Kalgoorlie and Norseman last month. 
[Read more]
 

First survey of Pilbara Ausplots completed


The team from Ausplots recently completed the first survey of Pilbara Rangelands Ausplots during a two week trip through the Fortescue River Catchment. [Read more]
 

Southern Rangelands expos promote pastoral innovations


Rangelands NRM and the Pastoral Profit initiative hosted two innovation expos in the Southern Rangelands in the past month to explore opportunities and technologies that will help revitalise the region.

The next expo will be held in Carnarvon next month.
[Read more]
 

Carnarvon pastoral stations cooperate to manage wild dogs


Four workshops to involve pastoral station managers in a regional wild dog management operational plan were recently held in the Murchison, Upper Gascoyne, Shark Bay and Carnarvon areas.  [Read more]
 

Gascoyne pastoralists soil testing yields unexpected results 


A forage evaluation project has been conducted in the Upper Gascoyne to gauge pasture quality and highlight any nutrient deficiencies which ultimately contribute to cattle nutrition and growth. [Read more]
 

Strategic fencing helps grazing management on fragile areas at Mia Mia


Mia Mia Station in Western Australia’s Gascoyne region, south-east of Coral Bay and about 100km north‐east of the Minilya Roadhouse on the North West Coastal Highway has benefitted from a fencing project to assist the strategic grazing of cattle. [Read more]
 
De Grey - Yarrie Station

Pilbara stations complete rangelands rehydration earthworks 


De Grey and Yarrie pastoral stations in the Pilbara region of Western Australia have completed a project to establish ‘rangelands rehydration’ demonstration sites on erosion sites and floodplains. [Read more]
 

Training boosts wild dog control in the Southern Rangelands


A one-day nationally accredited training course in the preparation of wild dog baits was held in Western Australia’s southern rangelands last month. [Read more]
 
Events
  • 30–31 October 2015 - WA Threatened Species Forum, Geraldton, WA [More info]
  • 12–13 November 2015 - Innovation Expo - 'A New Lease of Life', Carnarvon, WA [More info]
  • 16–18 November 2015 - Tropical Agriculture Conference 2015, Brisbane, Qld [More info]
  • 29 November–3 December 2015 - Ecological Society of Australia Annual Conference 2015, Adelaide, SA [More info
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