In This Issue
Honor Awards Nominations Due
Monthly Photo Quiz
Call for Symposia, Workshops & Forums
USDA/NRCS News Release
CPRM Committee Members Needed
The Wilds
Journal Collections Needed
Field Workshop
SRM Apparel eStore
Ecology & Management of Grazing
Faces of CRP
Other Events of Interest
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Information on Rangeland Careers and Courses

RangeFlash - April 17, 2013

SRM Honor Awards Nominations Due by April 30, 2013


Do you know someone who has made a significant contribution to SRM or the range profession? Show them how much they're appreciated! Nominate them for an SRM award. The deadline is April 30, 2013, for awards which will be presented at the 2014 SRM meeting in Orlando, Florida.


For more info, visit the SRM awards web page at http://www.rangelands.org/awards/ or contact Jim Waggoner, Awards Committee Chair, at [email protected] or by phone at 307-766-2365.


Click here for the Awards Categories

Monthly Photo Quiz Reminder



One never knows what one might come across while wandering through rangelands - what is this object and what for what purpose might it have been attached?

Send your observations (and your own quiz-worthy range photos) to [email protected], subject line "Range Photo Quiz".




2014 Annual Meeting: Call for Symposia, Workshops, and Forums


We are calling for submission of proposals for Symposia, Forums, and Workshops for the 67th Annual Meeting of SRM.  

Proposals for Symposia, Forum, and Workshops are due by May 6, 2013. Click Here for information and instructions for submitting symposia, forums, and workshops. Please direct your questions to: Mike Turpin ([email protected]).


$750,000 Available in Colorado NRCS Conservation Innovation Grants


The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) recently announced the availability of up to $750,000 for proposed projects in Colorado through the 2013 Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) program.  Applications must be received by 4:00 p.m. Mountain Standard Time on April 19, 2013. 


Click Here for the entire article.



CPRM Committee Members


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 protected].



The Wilds  - Advancing Conservation Through Science, Education and Personal Experience


Have you ever seen a Grevy's zebra or a Masai giraffe or even Central Chinese goral grazing on relatively open pastures in the continental United States?  A place does exist where these and many more endangered species from around the world are thriving on reclaimed surface coal mined land in Southeast Ohio.  The place is called THE WILDS (www.thewilds.org).  THE WILDS is a non-profit organization founded in 1986 and is located on 9,154 acres donated by the Central Ohio Coal Company, a subsidiary of American Electric Power Company.


If you would like to lend your services and if you are available to travel into the exotic Southeast Ohio back woods to come face-to-face with rhinoceros, African wild dogs, camels and cheetahs,
please visit our website at www.thewilds.org.



Journal Collections Needed

Retiring? Need more book space? Getting offers to be on the program "Hoarders?" Consider donating your range-related literature and journal collections to a TRIBAL COLLEGE!

To avoid shipping charges, we ask folks to donate to colleges close-by. To make arrangements, or for more information, contact Diana Doan-Crider at: [email protected] or 830-431-2770


Field Workshop - UC Sierra Foothill Research & Extension Center
May 7, 2013
A hands on workshop to learn about adaptive grazing to optimize cattle gains and natural resources, soil health and function and much more!
Click on the link for more information: http://ucanr.org/sites/sfrec/  


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!!

Click Here to visit our store.

Ecology and Management of Grazing - An Online Course


The California Rangeland Research and Information Center at UC Davis is now offering an online science-based course entitled the "Ecology and Management of Grazing."  This online course is organized in four modules that can be taken separately or in sequential order. The modules are 1) Introduction to Ecology and Grazing, 2) Foraging Behavior and Livestock Distribution, 3) Forage Quality and Grazing Animal Nutrition, and 4) Ranching and Grazing Systems.  Each module is introduced by a documentary quality high definition video followed by a series of narrated PowerPoint presentations. There are reading assignments and practical exercises. Each module is self-paced and will take 10 to 20 hours to complete.  Outlines for each module can be accessed via the online course registration page: 



Course registration fees are $200 per module or $600 for all four modules.  Registration fees can be reduced for groups of more than 10 people. 


Contact Mel George, [email protected] phone 530-752-1720) for group discounts. Each module is approved by the Society for Range Management for 16 CEUs. 


CRP Training - Presented by Conservation Professional Training Program


Join over 400 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.


Participants who complete the FREE online Core Training are eligible for supplemental courses at no additional charge. Supplemental courses are available for a fee to all other participants.


Please visit our website www.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

North Central Section Website:  northernrangelands.org


CalPac Section Spring Meeting & Tour  

April 24-25, 2013
Redding, CA
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Florida Section Spring Tour 

May 10, 2013

Registration Form 

PNW Section Spring Meeting
June 19-21, 2013
Dawson Creek, British Columbia
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Nevada Section Summer Meeting & Tour 

June 27-28, 2013

Ely, NV
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PNW Section Fall Meeting 

September 19-21,2013
Enterprise, OR
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Nebraska Section Annual Meeting
Oct. 9-10, 2013
Ainsworth, NE


Texas Section Fall Meeting October 9-11, 2013
Ft. Worth, TX

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Other Events of Interest 


Ecology & Management of Grazing - Online Course

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Pollinator Conservation Planning Short Course
May 3rd, 2013 - 9:00 am - 4:00 pm PDT
Video Conference Training Locations
University of Nevada Cooperative Extension - Logandale, NV
University of Nevada Cooperative Extension - Pahrump, NV
Great Basin College - Elko, NV
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UC Sierra Foothill Research & Extension Center
Field Workshop: Protecting & Enhancing Your Most Critical Rangeland Resources
May 7, 2013 - Browns Valley, CA


Integrated Ranch Management Symposium

May 13-17, 2013

University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY

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Interpreting & Measuring Indicators of Rangeland Health
May 21-24, 2013 - Reno, NV


Wyoming Range Management School
June 11-14, 2013
Buffalo, WY

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NAIPSC Field Course
June 25-27, 2013
Registration Information


NAIPSC Webinar Series
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Invasive Plants: Managing Controversy, Creativity, and Conservation - One Day Workshop   

July 21, 2013
Reno, NV
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III International Symposium on Forage Quality and Conservation
July 22-23, 2013
Campinas, SP, Brazil

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50th Annual Meeting of the Brazilian Society of Animal Science July 23-26, 2013
Campinas, SP, Brazil
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22nd International Grassland Congress 

Sept. 15 - 19, 2013


Renewable Natural Resources Foundation's (RNRF) 12th National Congress

Resiliency of the Coasts

December 11-12, 2013

NOAA Center for Weather and Climate Prediction 

College Park, MD