Rangeland surveys map and describe the outback to help evaluate whether current land uses are appropriate and to highlighe areas with potential form other land uses.
The information can also be used to help minimise adverse environmental impacts, restore damaged areas and better use natural recourses in a sustainable fashion.
Hugh Pringle and Alan Payne outline the survey program which has been in progress for a number of years.
Pringle, Hugh and Payne, Alan
"Benchmarks for the rangelands : mapping and assessing country types in the outback,"
Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4: Vol. 36
, Article 7.
Available at: http://researchlibrary.agric.wa.gov.au/journal_agriculture4/vol36/iss2/7