In This Issue
Sept. Issue of Rangeland News
2013 SRM Annual Meeting Website
Travel to SRM Annual Meeting
2013 SRM International Delegate Travel Fellowship
Jornada Experimental Range Celebrates 100 Years
Do's and Don'ts of Resume Development
Employment Announcement: Restoration Ecologist
Redd Fund for Rancher Sponsorship
Seeking Innovative Conservation Ideas
Center of American West Update
SWGLA Whole Ranch Planning Series
2012 - 2013 NAIPSC Webinar Series
CNGA Improving Grassland Health & Profitability
Low-Stress Livestock Handling Workshop
5NCGL Registration Open
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RangeFlash - September 7, 2012  

Check out the Sept. Issue of Rangeland News  

Highlights Include:

  • SRM Promotes Professionalism and Education, Val Anderson, SRM Director
  • EVP Message, Jess Peterson
  • The Buck Stops Here, Gary Frasier, President, SRM
  • SRM 2013 Election - Don't Forget To Vote!!
    Click Here for the Candidate Statements
  • YouTube On The Range
  • Capital Update
  • Travel to the Annual Meeting, Technical Training and Tradeshow
  • 2013 Job Fair
  • Redd Fund Scholarship
  • Trail Boss Cookbook Recipe
  • August Photo Quiz Answer
  • Sept. Photo Quiz Question
  • Job Opportunities
    • Research Technician - Temporary
    • Research Specialist
    • Research Specialist - Extended Temporary
    • Assistant University Extension Educator
    • Restoration Ecologist
    • Biologist
  • Upcoming Events, Conference & Section Meeting Listings
  • CPRM Calendar
  • New Members

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SRM 2013 Annual Meeting, Technical Training, and Tradeshow Website


The 2013 Society for Range Management Annual Meeting, Technical Training & Trade Show website is up and running. Information on the state of Oklahoma, Bricktown, hotels, registration, activities, sponsorships, travel, program, abstracts speakers and more can be found on the website. Reservations are currently open at the meeting hotels, however registration for the meeting is not open yet, it will be open in just a few weeks. The website will be updated frequently when new information is available. Check the website often to get informed on the excitement that will be happening in Oklahoma City in February. The 2013 SRM meeting website is

Travel to the 2013 SRM Annual Meeting, Technical Training and Tradeshow - Feb. 2-8, 2013


The 2013 SRM Annual Meeting Committee is pleased to welcome you to Oklahoma City. The meeting will occur in beautiful downtown Oklahoma City, just steps from the Bricktown entertainment district. All events will take place in the Renaissance Convention Center Hotel and Cox Convention Center, with contracted lodging available at the Renaissance, Sheraton, Courtyard by Marriott, Residence Inn by Marriott, and Hampton Inn & Suites, all of which are conveniently located within easy walking distance of the Cox Convention Center.


Reduced lodging rates are provided by the convention hotels and can be reserved via telephone or via the SRM 2013 Annual Meeting website. If you make your reservation through another website, please inform the hotel that you are with the SRM 2013 Annual Meeting. This will ensure the reduced rate and ensure that SRM gets credit toward our room quotas.

For more hotel and transportation information, click here.


Announcement - 2013 SRM International Delegate Travel Fellowship


The Society for Range Management (SRM) has established a program intended to:

  • Support attendance at the Annual Meeting by rangeland scientists or managers from countries other than the U.S. and Canada.
  • Foster international exchange about advances in rangeland ecology and management.

Submit your ITF application materials (application directions) to the address below by Sept. 30,  2012 via email to Leslie Stewart-Phelps or by post [please include a disk copy with all materials in a single file in Microsoft Word, WordPerfect, Rich Text Format or Adobe Acrobat (pdf) format] to:

Leslie Stewart-Phelps
U.S. Forest Service
125 N. Main St.
Chadron, NE 69337

Awards will be announced before Nov. 1, 2013.   Click Here for the Application Directions.


Jornada Experimental Range Celebrates 100 Years of Rangeland Research  

When New Mexico achieved statehood in January of 1912, the U.S. Department of Agriculture was already 50 years old. In May of that year, an executive order signed by President Taft designated a large tract of what had previously been public-domain lands in the Jornada Basin as the Jornada Range Reserve. Now known as the Jornada Experimental Range, or simply "the Jornada," it was established within USDA's Bureau of Plant Industry.

Click here for the complete story.

The Do's and Don'ts of Resume Development  

In the remaining months prior to the 2013 SRM Job Fair event, we will be discussing the dos and don'ts of resume development, preiinterview preparation techniques, readiness for the "big day", and post-assessment of the entire process. Knowing the value of learning from others' experience, we will include stories ranging from success to failure, as well as some downright disasters.


Resume Tip Number One - Using the basic ingredients of correct syntax and proper grammar in a resume cannot be emphasized enough!

The Resume that Wasn't Enough (based on a true story)

A graduating student applied for several jobs, submitting a resume with each application. The individual was well qualified, but was subsequently rejected by each company. The person was somewhat despondent and surprised at the 100 percent rejection rate. The applicant could not understand the reasons for the rejections, and took the initiative to call the Human Resource Department of one of the companies. The job position applicant reviewer took the time to explain that there were two mistakes -- an extra space between two words, and a space at the end of a sentence before the period - which disqualified the application.

Lesson to Be Learned

A resume is your initial introduction to a faceless and nameless job application reviewer. The impression you make through your resume will determine whether or not you continue on to the next step. A sloppy resume may reveal to the reviewer a lack of oversight and carelessness which may cost you your desired job.


Employment Announcement: Restoration Ecologist 


This academic position has 100% Cooperative Extension responsibilities and will be located in the UC Davis Department of Plant Sciences. The research and extension focus of the candidate will address restoration and conservation of multiple goals in working landscapes, including a focus on both natural (e.g., grasslands, wetlands, woodlands) and managed (e.g., rangeland, agricultural, urban, parks) ecosystems, and their interactions. 

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The Redd Fund for Rancher Sponsorship: Deadline Dec. 1st


Are you a rancher or do you know ranchers who would be interested in attending the SRM annual meeting? Help is out there!   


The Redd Fund is a cost-sharing joint venture between the Charles Redd Foundation and SRM in part to recruit ranchers by helping them attend annual meetings. Nominations of individuals shall be made by Sections to the BOD by December 1st for consideration. Selected ranchers who attend the annual meeting also receive a complimentary one year membership in SRM!


For details on program guidelines and nomination forms, please see the Redd Fund tab on the Outreach and Communication Committee webpage at: http://rangelands.org/outreachcommunication/.

Seeking Innovative Conservation Ideas in Western North America


Do you have an innovative restoration or conservation project or idea but lack the means to make it happen? I am working with a private foundation looking to help galvanize projects in western North America that break new ground, utilize new approaches, foster innovative conservation thinking, tackle difficult problems, or work in areas that have received little previous attention. We are particularly interested in projects that, if successful, would have significant potential impact, either directly by demonstrating important ecological benefits, or indirectly by pioneering new strategies that could be widely applicable in the conservation realm. Projects should be ambitious in scope and vision ($2-8 million), produce tangible, measurable, on-the-ground results within 3-5 years, and focus on key conservation issues. If research or planning is a significant component of the project, these must be supported by other funds. Sell us on your idea by submitting a brief description - no more than one page to: InnovativeConservation@gmail.com

The Nation Possessed: The Conflicting Claims on America's Public Lands



UPDATE: Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar will be addressing conference participants at lunch on September 13th, 2012.

The Center of the American West, the BLM, and the Public Lands Foundation announce a bicentennial event, The Nation Possessed: The Conflicting Claims on America's Public Lands, September 12-14, 2012, at the University of Colorado, Boulder, to reckon with the dramatic history of the federal government's management and allocation of the public domain, and to find guidance in the past for the future. The two hundredth anniversary of the creation of the General Land Office, the agency that orchestrated the allocation and the management of the territory and resources on a nearly unimaginable scale, provides a prime occasion to consider America's public lands heritage.

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SWGLA Whole Ranch Planning Series  

Sept. 7, 2012 - April 20, 2013:
Raton, Tucumcari, Albuquerque & Corona, NM    


Join the Southwest Grassfed Livestock Alliance (SWGLA), internationally renowned consultant and holistic management expert, Kirk Gadzia and additional instructors in this unique learning series. Four separate 2-day sessions will begin in late summer of this year and conclude in spring of 2013. This is a unique and affordable opportunity, appropriate for grass-fed producers, ranchers considering a transition to grass-fed and all others interested in developing more economically viable ranching & holistic resource management.

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2012 - 2013 NAIPSC Webinar Series
August 30, 2012. A new webinar series on topics related to invasive plants has now started and will continue on topics related to biocontrol, increasing stakeholder involvement, large-scale restoration efforts, new invasive plant species, invasive plant genetics, and the latest in plant identification tools.  


The webinar series is designed to inform participants who are involved in invasive plant management, research, and/or policy and provide an online venue for sharing resources, ideas, and information. Registration in the NAIPSC community is good for life. The first webinar on managing Phragmites australis is now archived and the second webinar will be happening soon. Don't miss out! Sign up today!  


For all the details, check out the NAIPSC (website).  

CNGA Improving Grassland Health & Profitability: A 3-Day Workshop for Ranchers


Sept. 25-27, 2012 - Ridgewood Ranch - Willits, CA
Learn how to develop and implement a successful grazing plan. This powerful step-by-step grazing planning process developed by Allan Savory is good for your grass, livestock, wildlife, soil, monitoring, and especially your wallet.  


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Stockmanship: Low Stress Livestock Handling Workshop

Oct. 4 - 5, 2012 - Cal Poly's Swanton Pacific Ranch in Davenport, CA   

This is an introductory workshop where participants will learn Stockmanship basics with participatory learning. Join

instructors Richard McConnell, Tina Williams, and Kent Reeves to learn the Economic, Social, and Environmental benefits

of implementing Stockmanship. Workshop includes classroom and fieldwork.

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5NCGL Registration Now Open

Dec. 9 - 12, 2012, Orlando, FL

Come learn how sound, scientific technical assistance can help you improve your management systems and how you can increase public awareness of the economic and environmental benefits of grazing.

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SRM Section Meetings


Colorado Section Summer Range Tour
Sept. 13, 2012 - Jackson Ranch - Villegreen, Colorado
Excellence in Range Management Award Recipients
10:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

NOTE:  Board of Directors Meeting, Wednesday,  Sept. 12th, Felisa's Mexican Restaurant, La Junta CO 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
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2012 CalPac Section Annual Meeting

SRM 2015 Planning and Water Quality

Sept. 17-18, 2012

Hyatt Regency, Sacramento, CA

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Texas Section Annual Meeting
Building on Our Heritage to Prepare For the Future
Oct. 10 - 12, 2012 - Fredericksburg, TX
Click Here for the Agenda

Kansas Section Fall Meeting
Oct. 23, 2012
Kansas Wetlands Education Center - Great Bend, KS

Nevada Section Winter Meeting - The Greater Sage Grouse of the Bi-State Area 

Oct. 30 - Nov. 1, 2012 - Carson Valley Inn Minden, NV

NOTE: (Section Business Meeting: 8:00 a.m., November 1)

More Information - Details coming soon


Other Events of Interest 


 SWGLA Whole Ranch Planning Series  
Sept. 7, 2012 - April 20, 2013:
Raton, Tucumcari, Albuquerque & Corona, NM
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Multiple Indicator Monitoring (MIM) of Stream Channels and Streamside Vegetation   Sept. 10 - 14, 2012 - Burns, Oregon (16 Credits)
Contact: Steve Smith, Team Leader, National Riparian Service Team (541-416-6703, sjsmith@blm.gov)   


The Nation Possessed: The Conflicting Claims On America's Public Lands
Sept. 12 - 14, 2012 - Boulder, CO

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Streamside Landowner Workshop  
Sept. 19, 2012 - Goliad, TX
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Forest Stewardship Workshop   

Sept. 21, 22, 29 - 2012, St. Regis, MT
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CNGA Improving Grassland Health & Profitability  
Sept. 25 - 27, 2012 - Ridgewood Ranch, Willits, CA
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Stockmanship: Low-Stress Livestock Handling Workshop
Oct. 4 & 5, 2012 - Cal Poly's Ranch, Davenport, CA
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2012 NRVMA/NAWMA Combined Conference
Oct. 30 - Nov. 1, 2012 - Branson, MI
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5th International Fire Ecology and Management Congress
Dec. 3 - 7, 2012 - Portland, OR

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5th National Conference on Grazing Lands (5NCGL) 

Dec. 9 - 12, 2012 - Orlando, FL

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22nd International Grassland Congress
Sept. 15 - 19, 2013
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