In This Issue
Award Nominations Deadline
Plenary Session Talks Posted
2014 Annual Meeting
Monthly Photo Quiz
Call for Symposia, Workshops & Forums
CPRM Committee Members Needed
South Dakota Section Events
Journal Collections Needed
SRM Apparel eStore
Ecology & Management of Grazing
Other Events of Interest
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From Dusty Trails to Waning Wetlands

February 8-14, 2014*
Orlando, FL

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RangeFlash - April 24, 2013

Deadline to Submit Awards Nominations for the 2014 Annual Meeting is Fast-Approaching!


Deadline for nominations:  April 30, 2013


The Awards Committee will be accepting nominations until April 30, 2013 for Honor Awards to be presented at the 2014 Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida.


SRM Honor Award categories are:

The FREDERIC G. RENNER AWARD is the most prestigious award bestowed by the Society for Range Management. The primary criterion for selection of a recipient for this award is sustained outstanding accomplishment(s) in, or continuing contribution(s) to, any aspect of range science and range management by an active and contributing member of the Society. One award can be given annually.

W. R. CHAPLINE LAND STEWARDSHIP AWARD gives special recognition to members of the Society for exceptional accomplishments and contributions in the application of the art and science of range management to specific rangeland entities such as wildlife and domestic livestock use on such lands. One award can be given annually.

W. R. CHAPLINE RESEARCH AWARD gives special recognition to members of the Society for exceptional and sustained research accomplishments in range science and associated disciplines. One award can be given annually.

SUSTAINED LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD is presented by the Society to members for long-term contributions to the art and science of range management and to the Society for Range Management. More than one award can be given annually.

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD is presented by the Society for outstanding achievement for eminently note-worthy contributions to the range profession to members and other qualified individuals and groups working with rangelands. This award is given in Stewardship and Academic streams. Several awards can be given annually.

OUTSTANDING YOUNG RANGE PROFESSIONAL AWARD is presented by the Society to an individual member who has demonstrated extraordinary potential and promise as a range management professional. This award is presented as an encouragement for outstanding performance by young men and women entering the profession of range management. The nominee shall not have reached his or her 40th birthday by January 1st of the year the award is to be conferred. More than 1 award can be given annually.

The title of FELLOW is conferred upon members of the Society in recognition of exceptional service to the Society and its programs in advancing the science and art of range-related resource management. This high honor is granted in the belief that special recognition should be given for exceptional and dedicated service to the Society.

Visit  http://www.rangelands.org/awards/ for detailed information and instructions on the award nomination process (Instructions to Nominators, Award Nomination Form). Electronic submissions can be made directly to Vicky Trujillo vtrujillo@rangelands.org Hardcopy submissions can be made to:
Awards Nominations
Society for Range Management
6901 S Pierce St Ste 225

Littleton, CO 80128

Hard copies of the instructions and format for nominations are available from Vicky Trujillo at vtrujillo@rangelands.org, Phone: 303-986-3309, FAX: 303-986-3892.

If you have specific questions regarding the nomination process, please contact the Awards Committee Chair, Jim Waggoner, at

jwags@uwyo.edu or by phone at 307-766-2365.

Thank you for taking the time and effort to nominate deserving individuals and groups for an SRM Honor Award.

SRM Plenary Session Talks Posted
Check out the YouTube Channel for recordings from the 66th annual Society for Range Management meeting in Oklahoma City.  Plenary session talks from Dale Rollins, Tom Swetnam, and Sam Fuhlendorf are available for viewing. Additional unrecorded talks were given by David MJS Bowman and Stephen J Pyne.

The Great Plains Fire Science Exchange is dedicated to the delivery of fire science to the Great Plains fire community.
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SRM 2014 Annual Meeting


If you look out the window and this is what you see, cheer up because the 2013 SRM Annual Meeting is in Orlando, Florida where the average high temperature in February is 72.7 F and the average low is a balmy 49.7 F!

Start looking forward to a well-deserved break from the snow this coming winter and make your plans early! Check the SRM Events website for updates about the meeting http://www.rangelands.org/events/ and follow us on Twitter at SRM2014 to get all the latest news!



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 vtrujillo@rangelands.org, 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 (john.turpin@la.usda.gov).


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, bhorn@uwyo.edu.



South Dakota Section Coming Events


South Dakota Section of SRM has quite a few camps & tours scheduled for this summer. Here are just a few of the events:


  • 38th Annual SD Youth Range Camp, June 4 - 6, 2013 (Sturgis, SD)
  • 30th Annual SD Rangeland Days, June 25 & 26, 2013 (Kadoka, SD)
  • Excellence in Range Management Tour, June 27, 2013 (Beau Bendigo Ranch, Ziebach County, SD)
  • Excellence in Range Management Tour, July 11, 2013 (Gary Cammack Ranch, Meade County, SD)

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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: d-crider@tamu.edu or 830-431-2770


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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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, mrgeorge@ucdavis.edu 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