Supporting community to look after their own country

Rangelands NRM is a natural resource management not-for-profit organisation that works in the rangelands (outback) of Western Australia supporting the people who manage the land.

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What we do

Rangelands NRM helps people in the WA rangelands who manage our land to look after our natural resources—our water, soil, plants and animals.

We bring these diverse land managers (pastoralists, ranger groups, government agencies, industry and community groups) together and enable collaboration and partnerships so more changes can be achieved on the ground. We also support small community groups and Indigenous rangers to grow and become self-sufficient.

Protecting native species

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We are committed to protecting WA’s native plants and animals (especially those that are threatened) and the environments in which they live. Our mandate covers threatened species, weed reduction, animal pest control, and the management of fire across the landscape. We work with pastoralists to improve their grazing practices, reduce erosion and make the most of water in the landscape, through sustainable agricultural practices.

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´The success achieved with this system shows that the Regional NRM groups can deliver a coordinated statewide delivery of extension and can serve as a model for a future way of working.”

Henry Brockman | Project Manager Carbon Farming, DAFWA

´Where rubber vine has been removed, local plants are coming back and they are growing back stronger. It´s easier to access to get through for hunting without having to combat the rubber vine in the way. And you are getting more animals around.”

‘Dougie’ McCasker | Team Rubber Vine

´It is vital we continue to look for ways to work together on fire management (between neighbours and cross-sector) in a well-planned way if we are to protect the things that we value in the rangelands.”

Shane Love | Parliamentary Secretary for Regional Development; Lands; Minister Assisting the Minister for State Development

´It was an amazing opportunity to network with other like-minded people, passionate about making a difference, and enabled us to try different behaviours and ask questions in a safe space in order to grow in confidence and skills.”

Helen Campion | Anna Plains Station

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Expressions of Interest – Non-Executive Directors

The Rangelands NRM WA Board is calling for nominations for its Board of Management. Up to four (4) vacancies for Non-Executive Directors will be..

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Rangelands NRM eNews – August 2018

Rangelands NRM eNews – August 2018 [View] CEO 100 days onboard Cross-cultural exchange with Mongolia study tour Progressing the Spinifex Healthy Country plan to..

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CEO reaches 100 days

Rangelands NRM’s new CEO Debra Tarabini-East has now been at the helm for 100 days. Here’s an insight into what she’s been up to...

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Rangelands NRM oversees 85% of the state of Western Australia. This includes the UNESCO World Heritage Sites Shark Bay, the Ningaloo Coast and Purnululu National Park (Bungles Bungles) as well as other spectacular natural sites such as Karrajini National Park, Roebuck Bay and the Great Western Woodlands.

The rangelands or ‘outback’ generally represent a region of low rainfall with arid and semi-arid climate with also some tropical and sub-tropic climates in the far north.

Utilised for mining, pastoralism and tourism, many areas of the rangelands are suffering
from land degradation and loss of biodiversity.

Sustainable use of the rangelands is critical to Western Australia’s future. With proper
management of these resources including land, water, biodiversity and marine biological
systems, WA communities will continue to prosper economically, socially, culturally and environmentally.

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