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Graduate Student Competition Winners
SRM Annual Meeting Abstracts
Managing Rangelands Symposium
Nebraska Section Annual Meeting
Pipe Reclamation Workshop
SRM Apparel eStore
Intermountain Native Plant Summit VII
Job Announcement
Faces of CRP
Other Events of Interest
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RangeFlash - Feb. 20, 2013

Range Management Graduate Student Competition Winners


Thank you to all who participated in the 2013 Society for Range Management Graduate Student Competition. The technical program in Oklahoma City was great and we believe that your participation in the program contributed to the success of the meeting.  We hope that you will continue to participate in SRM functions as a student and as a professional in the future. 


It is our pleasure to announce the winners of the PhD and MS oral paper and poster competitions. 


Oral Paper Competition (19 Ph.D. participants; 27 M.S. participants) 

  • First Place PhD: Carissa Wonkka, Texas A&M University
    "Exceptional drought events cause patch-level patterns of woody dieback in semiarid Texas:  Comparing the 2000s to the 1950s"  
  • Second Place PhD:  Mitch Greer, Oklahoma State University
    "Novel weapons: Do invasive grasses produce allelopathic chemicals to inhibit native grass establishment, growth, and reproduction? "   
  • First Place MS: Nickolas Dufek, North Dakota State University
    "Purple threeawn in vitro fermentation and gas production response to nitrogen fertilization and fire" 
  • Second Place MS:  Dustin Strong, North Dakota State University
    "Fire and nitrogen effects on purple threeawn invaded plant communities"

Poster Competition (10 Ph.D. participants; 23 M.S. participants)  

  • First Place PhD: John Derek Scasta, Oklahoma State University
    "Combustion dynamics of cattle fecal pats" 
  • Second Place PhD:  Beth Fowers, University of Wyoming
    "Evaluating weed management options to improve reclamation of drastically disturbed lands" 
  • First Place MS: Vanessa Prileson, New Mexico State University
    "Environmental characterization of rangeland pastures in piņon-juniper grassland mosaics in central New Mexico" 
  • Second Place MS:  Amanda Miller, University of Alberta
    "Long-term alfalfa and clover recovery dynamics in northern temperate pastures sprayed with residual broadleaf herbicide"

Please join us in congratulating these students on their accomplishments!

YouTube on the Range - Feral Hog Research at Texas Tech

With a recent Oklahoma City SRM symposium on Feral Hogs - and an SRM Policy statement on this critters in the making - we thought it time to show one of the many YouTube videos available on the topic. Many of these are of exciting (and often hair-raising) hunting scenes of helicopter gunning and breathless pursuits with hounds a-baying. Here we see the more sedate (though still potentially hazardous) investigative side, where grad student Peter Schlichting leads a field team in Dickens County, TX, trying to "gain an understanding into their behavior and ecology so that we can make management goals."

Click here for the video.

2013 SRM Annual Meeting Abstracts

All abstracts from the 2013 Society for Range Management Annual Meeting, Technical Training and Trade Show: The Future of Rangeland Fire in a Changing World are available on the meeting website at http://www.rangelands.org/oklahoma_city2013/program.html

No CD of the abstracts will be available.

Thank you!  

2013 Annual Meeting Planning Committee

Conference Showcases the Most Relevant Knowledge for Managing Rangelands 

The California Rangeland Watershed Laboratory and the California Rangeland Conservation Coalition hosted the 2nd Rangeland Science Symposium and 8th annual California Rangeland Conservation Coalition Summit on Jan. 24-25, 2013 at the University of California, Davis - Freeborn Hall.

There were 391 attendees at the conference titled, "Today's Rangeland Management: Integrating Science, Practices, Partnerships and Policy." This was one of the state's largest gatherings focused on rangeland science, management, policy and production. The event brought together ranchers, researchers, land managers, agency representatives and conservationists to explore opportunities for collaboration and mutual learning.

Click Here for presentations from the Symposium.
Click Here for presentations for the Summit and other conference highlights.


Nebraska Section Annual Meeting
October 9 - 10, 2013 

The Nebraska Section Annual Meeting is scheduled for Oct. 9 & 10, 2013 at Ainsworth, NE.  Theme for this year's meeting is "The Good, The Bad & The Ugly, Recovery After Drought and Wildfire".   Tour of Niobrara 2012 wildlife areas will be Oct 10.
Pipeline Reclamation Workshop

 March 5, 2013 - Sidney, MT  

Rangeland reclamation is no easy task, and the need for more information on how to do it effectively is growing as the number of pipelines criss-crossing the open prairies of eastern Montana & western North Dakota continue to increase with oil and gas development in the Bakken.

To meet that need, a one day workshop has been planned for Tuesday, March 5th in Sidney, MT.  For more information and registration form, click here for the flyer.

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 dale.nielson@ars.usda.gov 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.

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).   


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SRM Section Meetings


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


Nebraska Section Annual Meeting
Oct. 9-10, 2013
Ainsworth, NE


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 


Pipeline Reclamation Workshop
March 5, 2013
Sidney, MT
More Information


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


NAIPSC Field Course
June 25-27, 2013
Registration Information


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