A report from a technical workshop held in Alcie Springs in 2002 to develop a biodversity monitoring program for Australia's rangelands.
This report, on the Australian Government's Department of Environment and Water Resources web site, demonstrates the value of rangeland monitoring information for detecting and reporting change over large areas, in order to assist decision-making.
The five issues were addressed:
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