In This Issue
Sign Up For Trade Show
Student Chapter Display Contest
Annual Meeting Goes High Tech
Registration for Annual Meeting Now Open
Excellence In Rangeland Management
2013 SRM Job Fair - Update
2013 SRM Endowment Fund Silent Auction
Rangeland News
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RangeFlash - December 12, 2012  

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Registration is now open for the Annual Meeting, but after Dec. 12, 2012 registration fees increase. 


Other Announcements:

Make plans to attend the plenary session "The Future of Rangeland Fire in a Changing World" on Monday, February 4th, at 8:30 a.m. We have a great list of speakers including Tom Swetnam, Stephen Pyne, David Bowman, and Sam Fuhlendorf who will discuss how fire influences rangelands and how our profession might look different had fire versus grazing been the central tenet of range ecology. This session is sure to generate some lively discussion, so be sure not to miss it.

Sign Up Now for A Booth at the 2013 SRM Trade Show


A-Bar Bunkhouse Band 

The Society for Range Management Annual Meeting, Technical Training and Trade Show invites range clubs, agencies, private companies and organizations to register for a booth for the 2013 Trade Show. This is an opportunity to interact with more than 1,500 range practitioners including scientists, agency personnel, ranchers, students, consultants and more.


The trade show will set up on Sunday from 12pm to 6pm and open on Monday from 8am to 6pm and Tuesday from 7am to 6pm. Monday evening a Trade Show Mixer will be held from 6pm to 8pm featuring appetizers, cash bar and The A-Bar Bunkhouse Band. This popular band is from the bluestem country of Oklahoma and will be an attraction that no one will want to miss.  

To register for your booth go to the website:

This site will provide you with everything you need. Remember December 10th was the early registration deadline.

Student Chapter Display Contest 

This is for all student chapters who want to participate in the Student Chapter Display Contest at this year's SRM national conference in Oklahoma. Be sure to submit an application and registration as an exhibitor to get your booth space. If you plan on participating please have a representative from your student chapter email Rory O'Connor ( or Marji Patz ( to let them get a head count.  
Booth Registration was December 10, 2012; late entries will now have a $50 fee added for late registration.

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. Let's 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 ( 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 

For more hotel and transportation information, click here.  

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: 

2013 SRM Job Fair   


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



The mission is to match prospective 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 (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: 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 and/or 775-482-7800.




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 or call 208-358-1533.