Rangelands

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development works with landholders in Western Australia’s rangeland regions to achieve sustainability through catchment and regional-scale monitoring, providing advice on how to address existing issues, and through developing and improving sustainable production systems.

Our rangelands are complex and extensive ecosystems that are managed by a diverse range of individuals, families and corporations. About three-quarters of Australia is classified as rangelands, with WA’s rangeland region extending across a variety of climatic and resource conditions.

Articles

  • This information is a resource for pastoral lessees, station managers and others to help identify plants and assess pasture condition and trend in the Pilbara rangelands of Western Australia.

  • Fire is integral to many ecosystems in the Western Australian rangelands.

  • Climate change will affect each pastoral region in different ways.

  • There are many benefits from monitoring and assessing pastoral rangeland condition, and monitoring can be done at several levels to meet the needs of rangeland managers, researchers and government

  • This information is a resource for pastoral lessees, station managers and others to help identify plants and assess pasture condition and trend in the shrublands of Western Australia.

  • Rangeland regeneration has the potential to sequester large amounts of carbon because of the large areas involved. Pastoral regeneration would also have extensive environmental benefits.

  • Mulga bluebush (Maireana convexa) is one of many plant species found in the Western Australian rangelands.

  • Turpentine bush (Eremophila fraseri) is one of many plant species found in the Western Australian rangelands.

  • Warty-leaf eremophila (Eremophila latrobei) is one of many plant species found in the Western Australian rangelands.

  • Sandbank poverty bush (Eremophila margarethae) is one of many plant species found in the Western Australian rangelands.