Australian Collaborative Rangeland Information System: Reporting Change in the Rangelands
Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2006
ISBN 0 7347 5645 3
- Tracking changes: Darling Riverine Plains bioregion New South Wales 1992-2002 (PDF - 1,660 KB)
- Appendices 1-10 (PDF - 1,269 KB)
About the report
The purpose of this report is to present a case study assessment of natural resource change within the rangeland part of the Darling Riverine Plains Bioregion over the period 1992-2002, focussing on relevant biophysical and socio-economic datasets. The objective of this reporting is to assess the capacity of New South Wales to contribute to National level reporting on trends in the condition of rangelands.
"Rangelands" are lands remaining in a relatively natural state where vegetation is dominated by native pastures, shrubs and low tree. Rangelands occupy more than 70% of the Australian continent. They comprise 57% of New South Wales, mostly as semi-arid lands within and adjacent to the Western Division.
An entity known as the Australian Collaborative Rangeland Information System (ACRIS) has been created under the National Land and Water Audit to coordinate rangeland reporting across state jurisdictions. The ACRIS Steering Committee consists of members from New South Wales, South Australia, Western Australia, the Northern Territory and two Federal agencies, the Department of Environment and Heritage and the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry. New South Wales (NSW) representation is through the Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Natural Resources (DIPNR).