Enhancing the sustainable management of the WA rangelands

Rangelands NRM is an independent, non-political and not-for-profit organisation. We are in an ideal position to create space for groups to talk, grow and build processes to work together to address issues facing the rangelands of WA.

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What we do

Holistic, coordinated program delivery across the rangelands of Western Australia. By working together, we can manage the many pressures on the rangelands, and protect and preserve the wealth of biodiversity that calls it home and encourage sustainable land management.


We connect people and projects so Innovative community driven solution can develop

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We seek ways to maximise results through coordination of effort and resources

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We work with local people and organisations to deliver on ground results

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Natural resource management (NRM) is about taking care of our natural resources—our water, soil, plants and animals—through helping the people who care for them—our farmers, pastoralists, landholders and communities.

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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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Desert Rangelands

Media Release: WA’s NatureMap gets a big desert upload

Hundreds of unique records describing the biodiversity of the Western Desert have been added to WA’s NatureMap. This provides new value to the trove..

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(L) Hugh Pringle (centre, pointing) on Mt Augustus group discussing suspension filter placement filters as a tool to slow the water higher in the landscape before it hits the high grazing value flood out plains, (K.Watson)
Southern Rangelands

Landscape literacy improved for rangeland land managers

[Jan-Feb 2017) Land managers across the southern rangelands had the opportunity recently to increase their landscape reading skill development through a series of two-day..

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Group discussion on the Canning Stock Route on Cunyu (Kane Watson)
Southern Rangelands

Workshop shares alternative grazing approaches

[Jan-Feb 2017] A workshop demonstrating alternative approaches to total grazing management and feed budgeting was held in December for interested pastoralists. Hosted on Cunyu..

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What are the Rangelands?

The rangelands or ‘outback’ of Western Australia cover 85 per cent of the state, and
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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