Rangeland condition: its meaning and use

John A Ludwig and Gary N Bastin
Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts

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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.