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The Rangelands NRM Regional Plan is a tool that identifies priority areas in the rangelands of WA where land management activities could take place.

To strategically guide future investment, Rangelands NRM identified a number of priority areas at the subregional level (Kimberley, Pilbara, Gascoyne, Murchison, Goldfields-Nullarbor and the Desert) to ensure a proactive approach to achieving outcomes which are both realistic and focused.

By providing a baseline on which to focus future opportunities, Rangelands NRM is acknowledging the political landscape, a dynamic environment with climatic extremes and our diverse population base.

Initially, the priority areas were based on assets identified by the community as well as other criteria including climate change and social aspects. They reflected what was needed in the region to conserve special environmental areas, nurture enthusiasm and involvement and address threats affecting environmental assets.

More recently, (2017) priority areas have been defined by having significant environmental assets, manageable threats and the willingness of a community to collaborate and be engaged, demonstrating strong leadership and having a sustainable vision for the area.

Rangelands NRM does not expect to fund every asset in the priory areas (nor the area per se), rather the priority areas provide scope to be selective when choosing preferred projects within the subregions.

This plan has specifically been designed to be interactive and responsive–stakeholders, project partners and community members across the region have had and can continue to have input into the content; in this way, we can be confident that the work we are doing and supporting always stays relevant and meaningful to the people of the rangelands.

To find out more about how to contribute to the plan, visit the Updating the Plan page or contact your Rangelands NRM staff member.