The Australian Collaborative Rangelands Information System – Department of Environment and Energy
The Australian Collaborative Rangelands Information System (ACRIS) provided natural resource management and environmental information for decision makers – from regional bodies responsible for natural resource management to government policy makers – to make better decisions about how we manage our rangelands.
Rangelands in Australia encompass tropical woodlands and savannahs in the far north, and vast grassy plains including spinifex, mulga woodlands and saltbush and bluebush shrub lands in the south. Huge climate variability, short growing seasons and drought distinctly characterise rangeland environments.
ACRIS provided a structure to monitor the condition of these diverse environments at a continental scale.
The contract required Ninti One to coordinate the collaboration of partners that collect information and data on the value and production of agricultural (including pastoral) production in the rangelands, socio-economic profiles of rangeland bioregions, examine data collected in the Agricultural Resource Management Survey (ARMS) and compile data on the value and production of mining.