In This Issue
Annual Meeting Reminders
Annual Meeting Opportunities
Share Your Annual Meeting Experience
SRM Super Bowl Watch Party
New Rangeland Recruitment Website
Lost Resource - Grant McNabb
Job Announcement
Job Announcement
January Photo Quiz
Students Attending Job Fair
REM Article
2013 SRM Trade Show
ESD Workshops
VGS User-Group Meeting
Endowment Fund Raffle
SRM Endowment Fund Silent Auction
Faces of CRP
Update - NAIPSC Field Course
Other Events of Interest
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Out On The Land

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 31, 2013

 SRM Annual Meeting Reminders

Registration Hours:

Saturday- 3:00 pm  - 7:00 pm

Sunday- 7:00 am - 7:00 pm

Monday - Wednesday- 7:00 am - 5:30 pm  


Technical Tours and Social Tours -Thursday- 7:00am - 12:00pm Spots are still open in most of the tours---plan to register for one!

Accommodations - Please try to stay in the SRM identified hotels. The SRM contracts with these hotels and provides us several services with a reduced cost-but only if we meet our contract. If possible, please stay in one of these!   


Dining - SRM 2013 is providing a featured bar/restaurant each night to provide registrants a place to go in the evenings to eat and/or socialize in one place. On Sunday, the Bricktown Brewery will be the featured restaurant.   


Super Bowl Party - Following dinner, don't forget to head over to The Wormy Dog Saloon, just a couple of blocks east, for the SRM 2013 Super Bowl Watch Party! 


CSU - Just a quick reminder that the Colorado State University Social at SRM Oklahoma City will be Tuesday, Feb. 5, from 6:00-8:30 p.m. in Meeting Room 2 of the Cox Convention Center (1st floor, street level). See you there!

Colorado Section Breakfast and Board of Directors Meeting - A "last meal" and sendoff for the CSU student chapter before the URME and Plant ID contest - Tuesday Feb. 5, 6:30-8:00 AM - Native American Room

- There will be a few free Wi-Fi hotspots provided for attendees at the 2013 Society for Range Management International Meeting, Techn
ical Training and Trade Show.  Look for these well-marked hotspots at the Convention Center.  There will be tables available for convenient use.


GLCI Rancher Forum - This event will highlight successful ranchers and ranching operations. The invited ranchers will discuss their own operations, how they have become successful, what pitfalls, problems and issues they have had to face and how they have overcome them. Additionally, they will feature their grazing strategies, management objectives, and stewardship goals and detail the outcomes. Finally they will outline the partnerships they have forged along the way to ensure the future of grazingland stewardship in their state. For more information contact Jeff Goodwin at [email protected]

We are looking for a copy of the 1985 publication from the Society for Range Management "Vegetation Changes on Western Rangelands" by F.A Branson (Range Monographs 2, 1st edition). Please contact Vicky at [email protected] or 303-986-3309 if you have a copy.

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  [email protected] or 303-986-3309.   


Volunteers Needed for SRM 2013! Please contact David McGough [email protected] to sign up!


Share Your Annual Meeting Experience!


Are you going to the Annual Meeting in Oklahoma City? If the answer is yes, then we would love for you to share your experience with us! We would love to hear from everyone. Whether you are a teacher, student, speaker, volunteer or an attendee, simply go to our Facebook page, "Like" us and share your photos, comments, insights to the meeting, etc.!


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SRM Super Bowl Watch Party at the Famous Wormy Dog Saloon
The famous Wormy Dog Saloon in historical Bricktown Oklahoma City has agreed to open their doors for an SRM Super Bowl Watch Party. Come and see the rustic saloon where many famous... Red Dirt and Country music legends have played. Enjoy a drink at one of the unique saddle bar stools on the first floor or a game of pool on the second floor while enjoying your balcony view from above. The Super Bowl is Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013 at 6:30pm, doors to the Wormy Dog Saloon open at 5:30pm for pre-game celebration. Must be 21 or older to enter.
Rangeland Recruitment Website

Humboldt State University's Department of Forestry and Wildland Resources has unveiled a new and broadened website for its nationally-recognized rangeland science major.


The department's new site provides HSU students and range interests everywhere with expanded choices in curriculum, outdoor research projects and employment prospects. HSU offers the only rangeland resources degree in California, in a broad-based, cross-disciplinary curriculum.  

Click Here for more information.  

Lost Resource - Grant McNabb


Grant McNabb, beloved husband of Ann McKendrick McNabb of Cochrane, passed away at home with family on January 16, 2013. Grant was born in Guelph, Ontario and educated at the University of Toronto, Industrial Engineering. He is survived by his wife Ann and children: William and Kari-Ann McNabb, and sister Sally McNabb. 

Click Here for the complete obituary.


Employment Announcement - Assistant Professor & Extension Range Specialist

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service announces vacancy for Assistant Professor and Extension Range Specialist, San Angelo or Vernon, Texas. Ph.D. required. Successful applicant is expected to develop a high profile, effective educational program in Rangeland Ecology and Management. Applications accepted immediately. Position will be filled after March 1, 2013. Position is12-month,100% Extension, non-tenure track. Apply at http://greatjobs.tamu.edu for NOV 06597. Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Service is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Employment Announcement - Postdoctoral Position

The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Las Cruces, New Mexico, invites applications for a two-year Postdoctoral position at the Jornada on the campus of New Mexico State University. A research associate is needed to evaluate the patterns and causes of vegetation and soil change in response natural and management drivers, especially the effects of fire, in desert grasslands of the Malpai Borderlands in southwest NM and southeast AZ (announcement RA-13-037-H). 

January Photo Quiz Reminder

Question: Take half and leave half? What might account for this perhaps too literal implementation of this time honored dictum of grazing management?

Send your observations (and your own quiz-worthy range photos) to [email protected], subject line "Range Photo Quiz". Be sure to include a question and answer with the photo! We look forward to hearing from you! 


Students Attending the SRM 2013 Job Fair
The direct hiring authority given to Federal Agencies is no longer valid and has been replaced by the Federal Pathways Programs, which involves an internship and recent graduate programs. There will be Federal recruiters waiting to discuss with you about job opportunities with their respective offices and how to apply for the positions. This year, the Peace Corps will be joining us and it is another avenue for you to consider as you contemplate a possible Federal career path. Make sure that you do not overlook the private sector, which provides great job experience to an individual and it is another possible consideration for a career in natural resources.


The students will have the opportunity to partake in different venues during and after the job fair. Students will be given choices to participate in the review of their resumes, coaching for an interview and vision development for a career in natural resources. These sessions will be in small groups settings and you will have the occasion to sign-up during the job fair.


You should bring with you a minimum of ten folders containing a resume, letters of recommendations, a college transcript and proper attire for your first impression with the recruiter. Please contact Marc Pointel at the 2013 Job Fair for further information.

Big Questions Emerging from a Century of Rangeland Science and Management
Rangeland Ecology and Management - This special issue commemorates the centennial of the Jornada Experimental Range. The Jornada and several other rangeland research stations were created early in the 20th century in response to broad concern that rangelands had been degraded. As a consequence of earlier policies to promote agricultural use in the western United States, including the Homestead Act and its subsequent revisions, much of the region experienced a rapid social-ecological transition from a sparsely populated landscape to one organized around intensive livestock production. 



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


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.


To register for your booth go to the website: http://rangelands.org/oklahoma_city2013/trade-show.html

This site will provide you with everything you need.



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 ([email protected]).  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 protected] 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).   


Update - North American Invasive Plant Ecology & Management Short Course
June 25 - 27, 2013



January 9, 2013. The 2013 North American Invasive Plant Ecology and Management Short Course (NAIPSC) is now open for registration. Similar to previous years, the 2013 NAIPSC Field Course will include presentations, hands-on workshops, site visits and instructor-led discussion sessions on the latest in invasive plant ecology and management. The NAIPSC Special Session for 2013 is on the topic of biocontrol. Registration can be done either online or by downloading a brochure from the NAIPSC website (http://ipscourse.unl.edu). While there, be sure to check out the new NAIPSC Online Community that features relevant webinars, interesting articles, and opportunities to interact on any topic related to invasive plants. Also new is the Invasive Weed Ecology Program, which has some interesting information and thoughtful insights on invasive plants. The third annual NAIPSC Field Course will be held June 25-27, 2013 at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln West Central Research & Extension Center in North Platte, NE. CEU and graduate student credit will be available.


For all the details, check out the NAIPSC (website).  

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SRM Section Meetings


 To Be Announced 


Other Events of Interest 


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

Jan. 9 - Mar. 27, 2013
More Information 

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
More Information 


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
Reno, NV
More Information  

22nd International Grassland Congress 

Sept. 15 - 19, 2013