Rangelands NRM is a natural resource management organisation that oversees 85% (220 million hectares) of the State of Western Australia. This area includes the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Shark Bay, the Ningaloo Coast and the Bungle Bungle Range forming part of Purnululu National Park and other spectacular natural sites such as Karijini National Park, Roebuck Bay and the Great Western Woodlands.
Rangelands NRM works alongside and in collaboration with the people in the Western Australian rangelands (outback) who manage our our natural resources—our water, soil, plants and animals; developing programs to protect and preserve the region’s biodiversity and protect the habitat of our threatened fauna and flora, and improve land management practices and sustainability.
We bring diverse land managers–pastoralists, ranger groups, government agencies, industry, mining and community groups–together to enable collaboration, form alliances and partnerships so more effective long-term environmental changes can be achieved.
Rangelands NRM supports the development of small community groups and Indigenous Rangers providing for a long-term investment in the environment by those that live, manage and work our land.
From 2015-2018, we achieved the following:
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 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.