In This Issue
Annual Meeting Deadlines
Invasive Plants Workshop
Range Student Recruitment Website
Fundamentals in Soil Science
Rangeland Science Symposium
Faces of CRP
Strategic Grazing Symposium
Update - 2012 - 2013 NAIPSC Webinar Series
SRM Endowment Fund Silent Auction
Call for SRM Nominations of Officers
2013 Job Fair Information
Other Events of Interest
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SRM Annual Meeting Deadlines & Hot Points   
Dec. 1, 2012 -- YPC Travel Scholarship Application due.
Mail your application or email it to [email protected] or [email protected]. The application materials are posted on the YPC website (Click here).

Dec. 1, 2012 -- Redd Fund for Rancher Sponsorship deadline.
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Dec. 12, 2012 -- Annual Meeting Discounted Registration Fee Ends

Dec. 15, 2012 -- Excellence in Rangeland Management Entries Due.  More Information 

Invasive Plants: Managing Controversy, Creativity and Conservation

July 21, 2013

Join us in July for a one-day special workshop entitled "Invasive Plants: Managing Controversy, Creativity, and Conservation." The workshop will focus on the challenges and issues associated with invasive plant species.


Want to contribute? Workshop organizers are seeking oral and poster presentations to complement the invited plenary speakers. For detailed instructions on submitting an abstract

in Track 4: Invasive Plant Species, go to www.swcs.org/13AC

and download the Call for Presentations and Symposia Sessions.


Questions? Contact workshop organizer Steve Young at

[email protected].


Deadline to submit: Dec. 17, 2012.


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

Fundamentals in Soil Science: An Online Course from the Soil Science Society of America


Orientation Date: Jan. 7, 2013
Class Dates: Jan. 9 - March 27, 2013

(Dates are subject to change)  

Class Times:

7:00 to 9:00 pm Eastern/6:00 to 8:00 pm Central

5:00 to 7:00 pm Mountain/4:00 to 6:00 pm Pacific

Registration deadline: Wednesday, January 2, 2013: https://www.soils.org/education/fundamentals-soils 


Please contact Michele Lovejoy  with any questions.


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  


Online Registration is no longer available.
We will still accept late (paper) and onsite registration for the symposium at CSU, but not the Sylvan Dale Ranch tour.   

Click Here for more information.         

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).  


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 Feb. 3-5 in Oklahoma City. 

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.


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 Job Fair Information

Sunday, Feb. 3, 2012, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 




The mission is to match prospertive employers from the Federal Agencies, State and Provincial Governments, Private Industry, Academia and Conservation Organizations with the high caliber of educated and enthusiastic prospects from SRM.




Employers will be provided space to display information, distribute vacancy announcements and interact with job seekers. Registered participants will be provided with one 6-ft table for displays within a large exposition area. For an extra charge, we will also provide 4'x 8' display boards (see registration form).


We will encourage all interested meeting attendees to drift through and browse the JOB FAIR between other scheduled activities, meetings and workshops. We do expect that all participants staff, their tables/displays and be prepared to answer questions.


A limited number of interview rooms for employers will be available. Please contact Marc A. Pointel, 2013 SRM Job Fair Coordinator at 775-482-7800 or [email protected](with subject line - interview room)


This is a free service for employers that represent SRM members and Trade Show participants. This is a free service for all job seekers interested in the rangeland profession. All employers MUST register for this program.


To register, please complete the reservation form which can be found on the SRM website: http://www.rangelands.org and return it to the address at the bottom of the form. Reservations will be accepted on a first-come, first served basis, and space is limited. The deadline for receipt of all reservations is January 13, 2013. On-site registrations may be accepted, depending on available space, and will require payment of a $100 late fee.


If you are interested in this program, or know of prospective employers who may be, please feel free to contact the JOB FAIR Coordinator, Marc A. Pointel, at [email protected] and/or 775-482-7800.

Volunteers are needed for the Job Fair. Click here for more details.

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SRM Section Meetings


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)
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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
Casper, WY
More Information

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
Elko, NV
Click Here for Agenda

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
Prescott, AZ
More Information

Other Events of Interest 


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

More Information   


Managing Drought Workshop Series  
Dec. 11 - 12, 2012 - Wray, CO
More Information 


Fundamentals in Soil Science: An Online Course from the Soil Science Society of America

Jan. 9 - Mar. 27, 2013
More Information

Montana State University Extension: Winter Grazing Seminar

Jan 16-17, 2013
For information, contact Heidi Crum 

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