Rangeland condition: its meaning and use
A discussion paper prepared for the Australian Collaborative Rangelands Information system (ACRIS) Management Committee
About the report
Rangelands occur around the globe in areas to dry or with soils and topography unsuitable for broad-acre farming but fertile and wet enough for pastoralism. Because pastoralism may intensively utilise water and vegetation some rangeland areas can become damaged. This damage means that pastoralism itself ultimately suffers and damage causes conflicts with other land uses such as conserving biodiversity, hunting and gathering bush foods or firewood.