RangeFlash - October 31, 2012
Hotlist: Announcements & Deadlines
Temporary changes to the RangeFlash: Due to the high volume of news items in each RangeFlash, content will alternate each week between regular SRM announcements and news items pertaining to the SRM Annual Meeting, Technical Training and Trade Show. An archive of RangeFlashes are now available at: http://rangelands.org/rangeflash.shtml. This page is also available on the Quick Links menu.
Strategic Grazing Management for Complex Adaptive Systems
Nov. 29 - 30, 2012
Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO The deadline for the abstract submission has been moved from Oct. 31 to Nov. 9, 2012!! Also, you can sign up with reduced rates until Nov. 9. Online registration ends Nov. 14. You won't want to miss this!
Attention SRM Sections and Alumni Groups:
Will you be holding a social or get-together during the 2013 SRM meeting in Oklahoma City? Do you plan to have food or a cash bar at your event? If so, we need your menu selections as soon as possible! Send those via email to Melissa Teague [email protected]. If you need additional information or need to see the menu again, please contact Melissa. The process is somewhat different this year, since the Planning Committee will be ordering your food for you. However, this is to simplify things for the caterer, and to ensure SRM gets appropriate credit for all the food purchased. The caterer has graciously given us a little bit longer to get the orders compiled and sent in. Please have your orders to Melissa no later than Nov. 9, 2012.
Call for SRM Nominations of Officers
My career in rangeland management has been varied and exciting to say the least, but without doubt, the highlight was the time I served as a member of the Board, and ultimately as president of the Society for Range Management. Membership in this professional society has afforded me, challenge, opportunity, and a continued learning environment I would not have been able to find without actively participating in the
As chairman of the Nominating Committee, I am asking all members to consider serving on the board, or as an officer in SRM. While the process may seem a bit daunting - no one likes to stand for election - it is well worth the time and effort. I can honestly say that for every minute I spent, more than that was returned to me in time. And, as I have said to many others in the society, there are literally hundreds of people who would make outstanding board members.
As important as this is to all of us, it is incumbent on the Sections to forward names of potential officers and board members as well. In recent years, we have not done that job as effectively as we should. Way back when I was nominated, it was done by the Wyoming section; I encourage section leaders to step up to that challenge. The other opportunity lies with members who know each other best - please forward your ideas for leadership.
Within the next few months, I would like to build a roster of candidates for board and leadership positions. It is my expectation that this roster could be used and added to in the future, and that it might serve as an opportunity for leadership development efforts within SRM. Please let me hear your ideas, either by email or phone (below). It is always the right time to move the Society and the profession forward.
Bob Budd - SRM Nominations Committee Chair
Office: (307) 777-8024 / Cell: (307) 349-5387 / [email protected]
Do You Tweet? 2013 SRM Oklahoma City Annual Meeting Goes High Tech with Twitter (#SRM2013)
Welcome to the 21st century. The 2013 planning committee has decided to go high tech for the annual meeting in Oklahoma City with the new Twitter hashtag #SRM2013. This is a chance for social interaction on the internet about all things SRM OKC in 2013. Lets hear some tweets from the membership.
A couple of important items regarding the meeting, which is scheduled for Feb. 2 - 8, 2013: anything and everything you will need to know is located on the website (http://rangelands.org/oklahoma_city2013/). On the webpage, several items have been added, including the program at a glance.
Registration is now open but after Dec. 12, 2012 registration fees increase. Information regarding hotel and travel are also on the website. Don't wait to register or reserve your hotel room. Make plans to attend this meeting, you won't want to miss it.
Registration is Now Open for the SRM 2013 Annual Meeting, Technical Training, and Tradeshow
Be sure to register and get hotel reservations soon to take advantage of cheaper rates. This year's meeting will be held, February 2-8, 2013, in the heart of Oklahoma City.
The 2013 OKC SRM Planning Committee has organized a great event and we hope you will experience the excitement of Oklahoma by adding time to take one of the social or technical tours we have planned.
For more information, visit our website at http://rangelands.org/oklahoma_city2013
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2013 RSEC-SRM CALL FOR NOMINATIONS - Due Nov. 1
OUTSTANDING UNDERGRADUATE TEACHING AWARD
and EARLY CAREER UNDERGRADUATE TEACHING AWARD
Do you know someone who teaches undergraduate Range Science courses that is a truly excellent teacher? Was or is there a college/university Range Science teacher who inspired you in your preparation to become a Range Science professional? If so, please consider nominating that person for one of the Range Science Education Council's teaching awards. This is a wonderful way to recognize and honor someone who has made a difference in your professional career!
The Range Science Education Council (RSEC) Teaching Awards will be presented at the 2013 SRM Meeting in Oklahoma City, OK. The Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award recognizes excellence in teaching and advising that has extended over the course of many years. The Early Career Undergraduate Teaching Award recognizes excellence in teaching and advising Range Management students by faculty/instructors in the early stages of their teaching careers (less than 10 years experience). Nominees are eligible only if they were involved in undergraduate teaching during the period Sept. 1, 2011 and Sept. 1, 2012. Recipients will receive a monetary award from the Range Science Education Council and recognition by both the RSEC and SRM.
A copy of the guidelines and procedures for nominating a teacher for each of the RSEC-SRM Teaching Awards plus a copy of the Nomination Form can be found on the RSEC website: http://www.rangelands.org/RSEC/RSEC.htm.
Please note that a single hardcopy plus an electronic copy (pdf) must reach the chair of the RSEC Awards Committee by Nov. 1, 2012: Walt Fick, Chair, RSEC Awards Committee, 3016C Throckmorton Hall, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506, 785-532-7223 (voice), 785 532-6094 (fax),
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2013 Rangeland Cup Oklahoma City, Deadline Nov. 2, 2012
Disturbance is a natural process that can drive rangeland vegetation dynamics. However, dramatic changes in frequency or severity of disturbance may result in the need to actively reestablish desirable vegetation on disturbed sites.
To register your team send an email to including your school/university, names of team members and mentor, contact information (email, phone, address) of at least one team member. Contest guidelines and regulations may be found at http://www.rangelands.org/RangelandCup/index.shtml or by emailing the address above. We look forward to the strong competition and creative ideas on this challenging topic. Good luck!
This year we are awarding two Young Professionals Conclave Travel Scholarships in the amount of $500 each!
We have only had 1 applicant for the scholarship so far so chances of receiving one this year are good! You can either mail your application in or email it to is [email protected] or [email protected].The application materials are posted on our website (http://www.rangelands.org/ypc/pdf/YPC_Travel_Scholarship.pdf) and are due back by Nov. 12, 2012
This year the YPC will be selling our first edition silk wild rags! Each year we will produce a new version of the wild rags in a different color and with brands representing the state in which the annual meeting is being held. If you are an Oklahoma rancher and are interested in getting your brand on the OKC Meeting wild rag please send us an email at is [email protected] or [email protected]. There is only space for a limited number of brands so please email us soon!
The Redd Fund for Rancher Sponsorship - Deadline Dec. 1
Are you a rancher or do you know ranchers who would be interested in attending the SRM annual meeting? Help is out there!
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Excellence in Rangeland Management Entries Due Dec. 15th
Don't miss your opportunity to recognize an Excellent Rangeland Manager from your section! The Excellence in Rangeland Management poster contest is an excellent way to showcase the "best of the best" at the international SRM meeting. For more information, visit the SRM Awards website at: http://www.rangelands.org/awards/awards_handbook11.shtml
2013 SRM Job Fair
Sunday, Feb. 3, 2012, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
BLM VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
BLM Volunteers needed to man the BLM booth at the SRM 2013 Annual Meeting, Technical Training and Tradeshow
Calling all available BLM personnel to volunteer their time at the BLM Booth in the Tradeshow from Feb. 2-8, 2013.
Please contact Marc A. Pointel, 2013 Job Fair Coordinator at 775-482-7850 or e-mail at [email protected]
STUDENT VOLUNTEERS FOR 2013 SRM JOB FAIR
The 2013 SRM Job Fair is requesting assistance of two volunteer university students for customer service and administration of the job fair. The volunteer must be a dynamic, enthusiastic and outgoing person with a great sense service to the students and staff at the job fair. The purpose of the volunteers is to increase the involvement of students in the activities of the job fair and gain organizational and administrative skills as well. Please submit a letter of recommendation, resume and a cover letter on "Why I want to be a volunteer at the 2013 SRM
Job Fair." Please contact Marc A. Pointel, 2013 SRM Job Fair Coordinator at 775-482-7800 or [email protected] (with subject line - Job Fair Volunteer).
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PREPARING FOR ACADEMIC INTERVIEWS
Would you like to eventually obtain a position in academia or at a University? Are you currently a Ph.D. student? Join us on the first day of the SRM Meeting (Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013; 5 pm to 6 pm) to learn about:
- How c.v.'s are different than resumes
- What is expected from the seminar presentation
- Meeting with interest groups
- How to dress during academic interviews
- How to negotiate salary, benefits and start-up funds
Please reserve your spot in the workshop by contacting Dr. Megan Clayton, Assistant Professor & Extension Range Spc., Texas AgriLife Extension Service/Department of Ecosystem Science and Management at [email protected] or 361-265-9203 or Marc A. Pointel, 2013 SRM Job Fair Coordinator at 775-482-7800 or [email protected]. Spread the word to your students or fellow classmates! Room location for the workshop to be announced at a later date.
CAREER DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS
In addition to the successful Student Employment Workshop (now called the Rangeland Employment Workshop), where you can ask questions on how to really succeed in the job market, SRM is planning to host additional career development workshops. All workshops will be one to two hours in length and will be offered concurrently with the 2013 Rangeland Job Fair on Sunday afternoon, Feb. 3, 2013 from 1 pm to 6 pm. Top professionals from both the private and public sectors of rangeland management have volunteered to guide these workshops to benefit SRM members.
2013 SRM Endowment Fund Silent Auction
The Endowment Fund Development Committee requests your participation in the 2013 Silent Auction! At the 2012 Silent Auction in Spokane, over $10,000 was raised for the Endowment Fund by auctioning 120 items. All proceeds from the Silent Auction each year are added to the Endowment Fund.The Silent Auction will operate during the Trade Show hours in the Trade Show Area/Hall. Auction close out and item pick up will occur Tuesday evening.
For more information on the 2013 SRM Silent Auction or if you have an item for the Auction but are not able to transport it to the meeting, contact Meribeth Lomkin at [email protected] or call 208-358-1533.