We are an independent not-for-profit organisation dedicated to the sustainable management of the Western Australian rangelands. We work with and support the work of a wide range of stakeholders including pastoralists, local community groups and Traditional Owners. Our work covers the Kimberley, Pilbara, Desert, Gascoyne, Murchison, Nullarbor and Goldfields regions – around 85 per cent (2.6 million sq km) of the WA State’s land mass, and 75 per cent of the coastline.
We have 14 staff based two offices (Perth and Broome) – we travel! Our focus is on local solutions and landscape-scale approaches – bringing people together to share ideas and collaborate to help improve land health and productivity, and address threats such as fire, feral animals and weeds. By working together and supporting community innovation there is a much better likelihood of making a difference over the vast areas in the rangelands.
Host: Rangeland Natural Resource Management Mel, Kane and Chris from Rangelands NRM attended the Kimberley Pilbara Cattlemen’s Association (KPCA) Ruralco Annual Field Day & Innovation Conference in Onslow, WA from 24-25 March 2017. The conference gathered around 170 pastoralists, industry influences and trade companies for a two-day event that included a field day and tour of […]
Host: Rangeland Natural Resource Management Written by Chris Curnow – Program Manager (Desert & Pilbara), Rangelands NRM. Related to the ongoing discussions on the Pilbara/Desert boundary is the story of what another pastoralist is doing nearby at Yarrie station. Annabelle Coppin, like many pastoralists, believes that too much of her country on Yarrie has burnt for too many […]
Host: Rangeland Natural Resource Management Written by Chris Curnow – Program Manager (Desert & Pilbara), Rangelands NRM. There’s some movement on the boundary of the pastoral and desert country in the East Pilbara. Martu Rangers are preparing for burning, now with the added element of urgency given the recent rains bringing new growth right across the desert. […]
Host: Rangeland Natural Resource Management Written by Mary-Anne Clunies-Ross – Regional Landcare Facilitator, Rangelands NRM. My journey into the big wide world of the outback started a few years ago working as an enviro during the mining boom. After a few years, I landed a job in Karratha with Rangelands NRM as my project partner. Together, […]
Host: Rangelands NRM Written by Kira Andrews – Evaluation and Project Manager, Rangelands NRM. I have had the pleasure of visiting a few stations across Western Australia to look at opportunities to support land management projects. I would often marvel at how hard everyone worked but I would always think – “This seems so hard, surely […]
Host: Rangelands NRM Written by Kane Watson – Regional Landcare Facilitator, Rangelands NRM. I came into this role thinking I could bring landcare principles to the Southern Rangelands stations, but from what I have seen they are already there! This is not just about what is good for the land but also what is good for […]
Host: Rangelands NRM Written by Grey Mackay – Kimberley Program Manager, Rangelands NRM. Having spent most of my life in Perth, I always yearned to be out of the city. I grew up in a fairly large family with three older sisters, an older brother, and later 13 nieces and nephews. I have always had a […]
Host: Rangelands NRM Written by Kieran Massie –Program Manager (Southern Rangelands), Rangelands NRM. Arriving in Western Australia as a teenager from a small town in the north east of Scotland, there was nothing that put the zap on my head quite like the Australian Outback. The red dirt of Outback WA is like nothing in Scotland. There […]
Host: Rangelands NRM Written by Mel McDonald – Kimberley Project Manager, Rangelands NRM. Hello everyone, I hope you are all geared up for the week ahead. Mel McDonald here. I first introduced myself on Central Station in 2014 in the midst of some very challenging years for me personally. This time I’ll talk about my work, […]