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February Issue of Rangeland News
Annual Meeting A Success
SRM Award Winners
Facebook Contest Winner
SRM Apparel eStore
Intermountain Native Plant Summit VII
Job Announcement
Faces of CRP
Update - NAIPSC Field Course
Other Events of Interest
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RangeFlash - Feb. 14, 2013

Check out the February Issue of Rangeland News

Highlights Include:

  • What A Bright Future! - Wally Butler - President 2013
  • Why Belong to SRM
  • YouTube On The Range
  • Facebook Contest Winner
  • SRM Thank You
  • SRM Award Winners
  • The Future of Rangeland Science
  • Trail Boss Cookbook Recipe
  • Jan. Photo Quiz Answer
  • Feb. Photo Quiz Question
  • Lost Resources - Grant McMcNabb & Larry Ellicott
  • Job Opportunities
    • Position Announcement: Assistant Professor
    • Position Announcement: Assistant Professor & Extension Range Specialist
    • Position Announcement: Postdoctoral Position
    • Position Announcement: Post Doctoral Research Associate
    • Position Announcement: Rangeland Management Specialist
    • Position Announcement: Assistant Professor
    • Position Announcement: Graduate Opportunities  
  • Upcoming Events, Conference & Section Meeting Listings
  • CPRM Calendar
  • New Members
Check out the new online version of the Rangeland News at www.rangelandnews.org.
Annual Meeting, Technical Training and Trade Show a Success!


First and foremost, thank you to all who helped make this year's Annual Meeting, Technical Training and Trade Show such a success! To pull off a meeting of this magnitude takes the skills of each and every person involved. 

We would love for those of you who attended to share your experience with us and those who weren't able to attend!  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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Update on JoAnne Powell

JoAnne Powell, wife of former SRM-BLM Liaison Doug Powell, who was struck by a car on Tuesday, February 5th  at the 2013 Annual Meeting in Oklahoma City is now home safe and sound.  She suffered a broken pelvis from the accident but is doing well. Thank you to all who offered their concern and prayers!


SRM Award Winners

Congratulations to all the the students who competed in Oklahoma City. The Student Awards Winners are now posted to our website. Photos of the winners will be available once we have processed them all. Again... Congratulations!

Click here for the list of Winners. 


Facebook Contest Winner


WE HAVE A WINNER! On Feb. 8, we reached the 1,700 "Likes" mark on our Facebook page. The response to this contest has been over-the-top! Congratulations to LJ & Randi Smith of Evanston, WY, on being our 1700th Like and winning the SRM Fleece Throw!! If you would like to be a part of our fast-growing network, visit our Facebook Page. We share upcoming events, articles of interest, photos, and have contests periodically. Come join our family!
SRM Apparel eStore

Are you looking for a way to show people you support SRM or are a member of SRM? Then you need to visit our SRM Apparel eStore. We have everything from shirts, jackets, polos, pullovers, to vests, caps and bags. Check it out!!

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Intermountain Native Plant Summit VII


Boise State University Department of Biological Sciences and the USDA-Agricultural Research Service, in Logan, UT are sponsoring the Intermountain Native Plant Summit VII in Boise, ID, on March 26-27, 2013. The Summit is open to the public and free of charge. There is no registration fee, but advance preregistration is preferred.

Please email [email protected] by Wednesday, March 20, 2013 to preregister. Please enter "INPS" in the subject line and include your: name(s), mailing address, business, non-profit organization, university or government affiliation, city, state, zip code and phone number.
A limited number of poster boards are available for display of research and plant material development work pertinent to Intermountain native plants. Contact Dale at dale.nielson@ ars.usda.gov with a title to reserve a poster board slot. Additional information will be available in future announcements.

Click Here for a flyer with  more information.


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 is  a 12-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.


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


PNW Section Spring Meeting
June 19-21, 2013
Dawson Creek, British Columbia


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 


River Crossings: Linking River Communities Workshop
March 11-15, 2013
Grand Junction, CO
More Information 


Intermountain Native Plant Summit VII
March 26-27, 2013
Boise State University Campus - Boise, ID
For information, contact Tom Jones


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