You are invited to the 17th Biennial Conference of the Australian Rangeland Society where you will join a lively mix of natural resource professionals, managers of rangeland for grazing, tourism, conservation and cultural purposes, scientists and students to discuss the rangeland, its use and management.
Rangeland, which makes up more than 80 per cent of the Australian continent, has unique values and management issues framed by deep cultural connections, immense scale, precious ecosystems, unforgiving climate and sparse social capital.
The conference is being held during the Springtime when the temperatures range between 23 and 38 degrees - hot days and balmy evenings. Delegates are encouraged to pack cool casual clothing, comfortable walking shoes, a water bottle and a wide brimmed hat. As the evenings can get a little cool, pack a light jumper, pullover or coat.
Country is intrinsic to Aboriginal peoples and culture. The Australian Rangeland Society recognises the traditional owners of the land on which we will meet. Although Kununurra is a young town it sits on lands that have been significant to Aboriginal people for tens of thousands of years.
Kununurra provides a fitting location for a conference on the theme of celebrating diversity: people, place and purpose.