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.

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  • We produced this report card to provide a regional overview of the status and trend of the natural resource base of the pastoral rangelands in Western Australia.

  • Officers of the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) assess rangeland condition to provide advice on planning and managing grazing pre

  • Managing grazing pressure is a major factor in sustainable pastoralism.

  • Climate change will affect soil and water resources directly and indirectly, and the impacts will be determined by the three primary drivers: local climate, land characteristics and land management

  • 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

  • Landowners who wish to protect and manage native vegetation on their property may enter into an agreement (covenant) with the Commissioner of Soil and Land Conservation under s30 of the Soil an

  • Horse mulla mulla (Ptilotus schwartzii) is one of many plant species found in the Western Australian rangelands. This page provides a summary of the plant's value for pastoralism.

  • Lake-fringe rhagodia (Rhagodia drummondii) is one of many plant species found in the Western Australian rangelands. This page provides a summary of the plant's value for pastoralism.

  • Currant bush (Scaevola spinescens) is one of many plant species found in the Western Australian rangelands. This page provides a summary of the plant's value for pastoralism.

  • Desert cassia (Senna artemisioides subsp.

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