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.
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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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.