February 2 -8, 2013
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TV Series will air every Tuesday at 7pm ET, 6pm CT, 5pm MT, and 4pm PT on RFD-TV.
It will repeat every Wednesday at 9am ET, 8am CT, 7am, MT, and 6am PT
You can check out the series at www.outontheland.com
RangeFlash - January 10, 2013
Check out the January Issue of Rangeland News
Check out the new online version of the Rangeland News at www.rangelandnews.org.
- The Journey Begins - Gary Frasier, SRM President 2012
- EVP Message
- YouTube On The Range
- Capital Update
- Ecologically Based Weed Management Model Increases Sustainable Restoration
- Hot Tips for the 2013 SRM Annual Meeting
- Trail Boss Cookbook Recipe
- Dec. Photo Quiz Answer
- Jan. Photo Quiz Question
- Job Opportunities
- Conservation & Land Mgmt. Internship
- Chief Programs & Principal Scientist
- Assistant Professor Range Science
- Assistant Professor Wildlife Ecology
- Post Doctoral Research Associate
- Rangeland Management Specialist
- National Program Leader
- Upcoming Events, Conference & Section Meeting Listings
- CPRM Calendar
- New Members
SRM Annual Meeting Deadlines & Hot Points
Hotel Update: The Courtyard by Marriott has extended the cut-off date for reservations for the 2013 Annual Meeting to Jan. 17th. All other hotel cut off dates remain Friday, Jan. 11th.
In order to get the conference rate make your reservation before it is too late!
- If you call the hotels directly, be sure to mention the SRM Meeting Room Block and identify yourself as an SRM attendee.
- If you reserve online make sure to use each hotels' direct link to be assured of getting the correct rate.
Click here for Hotel contact details.
Registration Deadline: Pre-registration will be available through Wednesday, Jan. 16th for online and paper registrations. The system will close at midnight on the 16th and anyone who has not registered will have to register on-site at the meeting when they arrive. This will save time and will help meeting organizers prepare your registration materials. Also, if you need to add additional items to an existing registration (such as tour tickets, meal tickets or workshops) this must be done using the printable registration form (not online). Don't miss the chance to be a part of this first-class conference, pre-register now!
2013 Excellence in Range Management: The deadline for submitting nominations for the competition has been extended! Please submit your nominations to email@example.com as soon as possible, but no later than Jan. 15, 2013! Judging criteria and submission instructions can be found at: http://www.rangelands.org/awards/awards_handbook11.shtml
Did you forget to add a ticket or workshop to your registration?
You are probably sitting in your recliner dreaming about the upcoming SRM meeting in Oklahoma City, February 2-8. While looking over the awesome events you have a sinking feeling in your gut as you realize... you forgot to register for an amazing meal, eye opening tour or educational workshop! Well you are in luck! An 'Event Add-On Form' will now allow you to add any of the amazing items that you forgot. The dealine is January 16th and the form can be found on the SRM website. Just make sure you return it to the SRM staff by January 16th. Don't fret, you can still make it BUT don't delay. Click Here for the form.
For more detailed points of interest, please visit this month's Rangeland News!
New This Week - SRM Annual Meeting Opportunities
Photographers Needed for Awards Ceremony
We are looking for two volunteers to take photos of Honor and Student awardees during the Awards Program on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013.
Time commitment will be from noon until approximately 5:30 pm. No professional experience required but good quality digital camera is necessary. If you are interested please contact Vicky at firstname.lastname@example.org or 303-986-3309.
SRM's CPRM Committee is in need of an ARS, BLM and rancher member to fill current vacancies. You must be a CPRM in good standing in order to serve on this committee. If you are interested please contact CPRM Chair Blaine Horn, email@example.com.
Just Out of the Chute - Last Minute Opportunity To Present
The Program Committee for the 2013 Annual Meeting in Oklahoma City has room and welcomes submissions of abstracts for papers. A few spots remain for the Tuesday afternoon poster session, and we are fortunate to have an open room on Thursday for oral papers. If you are interested in presenting either a poster or oral paper, send an email message to Justoutofthechute@rangelands.org by Jan. 20. You will receive instructions on how to prepare and submit the abstract.
- Papers will be accepted on a first-come-first-served basis for the open spots
- Papers will not be eligible for the graduate student paper/poster contest
- Papers will be announced on the meeting web page (http://rangelands.org/events/) and the Daily Trail Boss at the meeting (they will not appear on the published program).
Ecological Site Workshops at the Annual Meeting
SRM is hosting three Ecological Site Description (ESD) workshops at the Annual Meeting in Oklahoma City. For complete workshop agendas click here. There are limited seats available, so register today! The workshop on Saturday, Feb. 2nd is intended for ESD developers and will showcase interagency and interdisciplinary ESD development efforts from across the country. The Saturday workshop is worth 8 CEUs. The ESD users' workshop consists of four-hour sessions each day from Feb. 4th-7th, and will focus on standards, concepts, data management, and field use for ESD users. The four-day users' workshop is worth 16 CEUs. The final workshop, on Thursday, Feb. 7th, is intended for students and will focus on ecological site concepts, description and applications. The student workshop can be taken for 1 hour of college credit. Pre-registration is required for each of these workshops, and can be completed using the SRM registration form. See you in Oklahoma!
VGS (Vegetation/GIS Data System) User-Group Meeting and Seminar in Oklahoma City
VGS is a free tablet/PC database application for field sampling and data management. The USDA Forest Service and the University of Arizona will be hosting a user-group meeting and seminar for all users and anyone interested in the software. The seminar will include demos, sneak peeks at future enhancements, tips and tricks, discussions about the future and the opportunity to provide feedback.
When: Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013 - 1:00 - 3:00 pm (drop in anytime)
Where: Oklahoma City Cox Convention Center - Meeting Room #19
Endowment Fund Raffle
The SRM Endowment Fund Development Committee is in the process of conducting their annual raffle. For $5.00/ticket or $20.00 for 5 tickets, you will be entered into the drawing for:
1st Prize: A custom Browning O/U 12 ga. shotgun donated by Sharp Bro. Seeds
2nd Prize: A custom 50X Beaver hat donated by Shorty's Hattery
3rd Prize: A Harold Holden bronze donated by SRM Past-Presidents
Loser Prize: A Ruger 22 cal. rifle donated by Sharp Bro. Seed
Selling of tickets will continue until drawing that will be held at the Oklahoma BBQ Banquet on Wednesday evening, Feb. 6, 2013. In the meantime, anyone wishing to buy and/or sell additional tickets prior to the OKC meeting, contact Rod Heitschmidt (firstname.lastname@example.org). Winners do not need to be present to win.
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.
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@example.com or call 208-358-1533.
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).
North American Invasive Plant Ecology & Management Short Course
June 25 - 27, 2013
The NAIPSC Field Course is an opportunity for land managers (public and private), landowners, policymakers, researchers, and graduate students to receive training in the basics of invasive plant ecology and management. The three-day course provides in-depth learning on the principles of integrated weed management, herbicide modes of action, plant identification, biological control, GPS and remote sensing applications, and spatial distribution analysis of invasive plant species populations. Also included will be instruction on the use of restoration practices designed specifically for managing invasive plant species.
For all the details, check out the NAIPSC (website).
Colorado State University
Advance your career with a degree from one of the nation's leaders in rangeland education. As a Colorado State University OnlinePlus student, you'll receive the same quality instruction, from the same expert faculty, carrying the same esteemed CSU reputation, as an on-campus student would receive - all delivered online or via DVD or correspondence. Learn more about this master's degree at www.csurangeland.com.
SRM Section Meetings
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
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
Kansas Section Business Meeting
Will take place in conjunction with the
2013 Kansas Natural Resources Conference
Jan. 24 - 25, 2013
Other Events of Interest
Fundamentals in Soil Science: An Online Course from the Soil Science Society of America
Jan. 9 - Mar. 27, 2013
Montana State University Extension: Winter Grazing Seminar
Jan. 16-17, 2013
For information, contact Heidi Crum
California Rangeland Conservation Coalition Summit
Jan. 24-25, 2013
University of California, Davis - Freeborn Hall
Pedoderm & Pattern Class Workshop
Feb. 20-21, 2013
Jornada Experimental Range Ranch Headquarters
For information, contact Laura Burkett
Intermountain Native Plant Summit VII
March 26-27, 2013
For information, contact Tom Jones
River Crossings: Linking River Communities Workshop
March 11-15, 2013
Grand Junction, CO
Native Plant Summit VII
March 26-27, 2013
Boise State University Campus
Invasive Plants: Managing Controversy, Creativity, and Conservation - One Day Workshop
July 21, 2013
22nd International Grassland Congress
Sept. 15 - 19, 2013