ACRIS: Reporting change in the rangeland

ACRIS: Reporting change in the rangeland Project Resources

DKCRC Research Report

  • Author(s): Bastin, GN, Watson, IW, Dellatorre, B, Grant, R, Karfs, B
  • Published: 2005
  • Publisher: ACRIS & Desert Knowledge CRC
  • Volume: 04

Abstract: Reporting on change in the rangelands is a substantial task. The rangelands cover some 75% of the Australian continent, include some of the most remote places, and support some of the least disturbed landscapes in Australia. It is important that we monitor and understand change in the rangelands, so that we can step in quickly and effectively to maintain or improve ecological, economic and social values. The Australian Collaborative Rangeland Information System (ACRIS) is a coordinating mechanism that brings together rangeland information from State, Northern Territory and Commonwealth agencies and other sources. ACRIS has a Management Committee comprising representatives of Australian and State/NT governments and a small Management Unit co-located with the Desert Knowledge Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) in Alice Springs. We report to the Audit Advisory Council on technical issues, and Natural Resource Programs and Policy Committee on issues of policy.

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