RangeFlash - November 8, 2012
Check out the Nov. Issue of Rangeland News
- SRM is People, Jenny Pluhar, Second Vice President
- EVP Message
- The Buck Stops Here
- SRM Call for Nominations
- YouTube On The Range
- Redd Fund Scholarship
- Trail Boss Cookbook Recipe
- Oct. Photo Quiz Answer
- Nov. Photo Quiz Question
- Job Opportunities
- Area Extension Agent
- Postdoctoral Scholar
- Research Scientist 1
- Research Assistant
- Assistant Professor
- Research Associate
- Upcoming Events, Conference & Section Meeting Listings
- CPRM Calendar
- New Members
Check out the new online version of the Rangeland News at www.rangelandnews.org.
Range Student Recruitment Website
We are developing a Range Student Recruitment Website to be premiered in Oklahoma City in February 2013. We need biographical sketches of both current range students and working range professionals. Fill out a short survey before Dec. 8, 2012, submit three digital photos of yourself and rangelands, and you will be entered into a drawing for a $100 Carhartt gift certificate (one per category). Please share this with range students in your classes and all range professionals. The survey takes about 15 minutes to complete. Questions? Contact Susan Edinger Marshall at [email protected].
Student Survey Professional Survey
Utah Section Society for Range Management 2012 Fall Meeting
Utah Valley University Student Center
Orem, Utah, Nov. 1-2, 2012
Registration for our meeting is available on the national website: The website is live. Please visit http://srm.allenmm.com, select "Sections" and then "Utah Section Meeting". You can pay online and select the type of banquet meal.
2013 2nd Rangeland Science Symposium and 8th Annual Rangeland Coalition Summit at UC Davis
Event date: Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013 - 9:00 a.m. to Friday, Jan. 25, 2013 - 4:00 p.m.
Event location: UC Davis
Watch this site for more info to be posted:
Faces of CRP
Join over 340 of your colleagues across the country who have already participated in our comprehensive training program. The path to becoming an NRCS certified CRP Technical Service Provider (TSP) has never been easier with new online training options and access to local mentors.
Participants who complete the FREE online Core Training are eligible for the mentorship and supplemental courses at no additional charge. Supplemental courses are available for a fee to all other participants.
Please visit our new website facesofcrp.info for an overview of the entire program including training availability, benefits and continuing education units (CEUs).
Strategic Grazing Management for Complex Adaptive Systems Symposium
Hosted by the Colorado Section SRM and Sponsored by the Colorado Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative
Nov. 29 - 30, 2012
Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: The deadline for the abstract submission has been extended to Nov. 9, 2012.
Please email your abstract to [email protected]. Be sure to include all authors and their titles, institutions, addresses, and email addresses. Abstract text should be no more than 250 words.
EXHIBIT OPPORTUNITY: Exhibitor registration includes one complimentary symposium registration. Registration will be discounted for SRM members. One additional registration is available at half price. Registration for the Thursday afternoon-evening ranch tour and dinner is also available, but not included.
Click Here for more information.
November Photo Quiz... Do You Know What This Is?
Range folk are often noted for their resourcefulness in applying simple technologies to everyday management. What is the "application" shown here, what are the sequence of steps, and what cumbersome tool does it eliminate?
Send your observations (and your own quiz-worthy range photos) to [email protected], subject line "Range Photo Quiz" or Click Here to complete the Range Quiz form!
2012 - 2013 NAIPSC Webinar Series
Sept. 30, 2012 -- Organizers of the North American Invasive Plant Ecology and Management Short Course (NAIPSC) have announced the schedule of speakers for October through December 2012. Check out the NAIPSC website (http://ipscourse.unl.edu ) for all the details and get instruction on how to join the NAIPSC online community.
For all the details, check out the NAIPSC (website).
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.
Click here for Registration information.
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 process.
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]
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. We are looking forward another successful Silent Auction February 3-5 in Oklahoma City.
The SRM Endowment Fund was established in 1987 to help underwrite a strong financial position for the Society. Individual contributions and special events, such as raffles and the Silent Auction add to the corpus of the Endowment Fund. A portion of the earnings gained from investment of the Endowment Fund each year support the operating budget or special projects of SRM as determined by the Board of Directors. As the Endowment Fund grows, it contributes greater amounts to SRM's programs and operations.
You can participate by donating items to be auctioned and by bidding on items in the auction. Bid high and bid often! Past Silent Auction items have included art, books, jewelry, SRM mementos, and more! So bring your items and your check book or credit card to Oklahoma City.
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.
SRM Annual Meeting Deadlines
Nov. 9, 2012 -- SRM Sections and Alumni Groups Menu Selections Due. Submit to Melissa Teague: [email protected]
Dec. 1, 2012 -- Redd Fund for Rancher Sponsorship deadline.
More InformationDec. 12, 2012 -- Annual Meeting Discounted Registration Fee Ends
Dec. 15, 2012 --
Excellence in Rangeland Management Entries Due. More Information
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SRM Section Meetings
International Mountain Section Meeting
Nov. 15 - 16, 2012
Great Falls, MT
Click Here for Registration and Agenda
Colorado Section Annual Meeting Theme: Strategic Grazing Management for Complex Adaptive Systems
Nov. 29 - 30, 2012
Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
(BOD meeting - 6 p.m. Nov. 28)
Northern Great Plains Section Meeting
Dec. 5 - 6, 2012
Fort Keogh, LARRL, Miles City, MT
Symposium Theme: "Recovery after Wildfire"
Sleep Inn in Miles City, MT
For more information, contact Jennifer Muscha
Wyoming Section Annual Meeting
To be held jointly with Wyoming Stock Growers
& Wyoming Assn. of Conservation Districts
Theme: Wyoming Natural Resource Rendezvous
Dec. 10 - 13, 2012
Idaho Section Winter Meeting
To be held jointly with the Intermountain
Rangeland Livestock Symposium
Jan. 10 - 11, 2013
Twin Falls, ID
Nevada Section Fall/Winter Meeting
Theme: Factors in Cost Effective Restoration of Sagegrouse Habitat in Northern Nevada
Jan. 10 - 11, 2013
New Mexico Section Fall/Winter Meeting
Jan. 11 - 12, 2013
Las Cruces, NM
Arizona Section Winter Meeting
Theme: "Old Problems and Better Solutions - Applied Wisdom"
Jan 23-25, 2013
Other Events of Interest
SWGLA Annual Meeting and Dinner
Nov. 14, 2012 - Albuquerque, NM
5th International Fire Ecology and Management Congress
Dec. 3 - 7, 2012 - Portland, OR
5th National Conference on Grazing Lands (5NCGL)
Dec. 9 - 12, 2012 - Orlando, FL
Managing Drought Workshop Series
Dec. 11 - 12, 2012 - Wray, CO
22nd International Grassland Congress
Sept. 15 - 19, 2013