Why we survey these rangeland areas
These surveys can help pastoral industry managers to plan and manage for sustainable use of pastoral natural resources, and protect degraded areas or areas at risk of degradation.
- identified and described the condition of soils, landforms, vegetation, habitat, ecosystems, and declared plants and animals
- assessed the impact of pastoralism
- recommended land management, including recommended carrying capacities, for each pastoral lease.
The areas surveyed
Most of Western Australia’s rangeland pastoral leases have been surveyed and published (see below with publication date). The remaining areas – pastoral leases in the Southern Goldfields region and to the north-east of Wiluna–Meekatharra – will be surveyed and published in the next few years.
- Ashburton River Catchment 1988
- Broome – part of the Broome Shire 2005
- Carnarvon Basin 1987
- Gascoyne catchment 1974
- Goldfields north-eastern area 1994
- Kimberley – Erosion and rangeland condition in the West Kimberley: a 1972 survey
- Kimberley region – land systems 2011
- Murchison – Lower Murchison River area 2009
- Murchison River Catchment and surrounds 1994
- Nullarbor region 2010
- Pilbara region 2004
- Roebourne Plains and surrounds 1992
- Sandstone – Yalgoo – Paynes Find area 1998