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Deadline for Submission of Proposals
Rangelands News Release
Science on the Sonoita Plain
Plenary Session Talks Posted
2014 Annual Meeting
CPRM Committee Members Needed
Journal Collections Needed
SRM Apparel eStore
Other Events of Interest
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 Annual Meeting:
From Dusty Trails to Waning Wetlands

February 8-14, 2014*
Orlando, FL

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RangeFlash - May 1, 2013

Deadline is Approaching for Submission of Proposals for 2014 Annual Meeting!


We are calling for submission of proposals for Symposia, Forums, and Workshops for the 67th Annual Meeting of SRM. Deadline is May 6th!


Following are criteria for these events:

Symposium - A set of presentations that covers a distinct topic. A published proceedings or summary of presentations may be provided to convey the information beyond the event but is not required. The organizer is completely responsible for any publication that might result from the event. Symposia may include one or more organizations or agencies that will partner in developing, promoting, and conducting the event.


Forum- A set of presentations that covers a distinct topic similar to a symposium. However, forums must include a discussion period(s) for the audience to participate. A written record of the event is not required, but if conducted it is the responsibility of the organizer.


Workshop - A meeting featuring presentations designed to update or educate a specific group for training, becoming certified, or receiving credit on a topic. Participants would be expected to attend the entire workshop. Workshops may be sponsored by any organization or agency that partners with SRM without SRM being involved.


Proposals 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]).


Congratulations to the 2013 OKC SRM Meeting Committee!


The OKC Convention and Visitors Bureau has awarded the committee the Hometown Heroes Award. This award honors individuals or organizations that have made significant contributions to the tourism and hospitality industry in Oklahoma City during the past year.


Perceptions of the Modern Cowboy and the Human Resources Department on the Ranch


Rangelands - The term "ranch hand" might conjure images of an old Western movie, but modern ranches are also employers. Management of human resources is as important as management of land and cattle. However, common business practices of employee evaluation and motivation may not fit into the mold of employment on a ranch.


The current issue of the journal Rangelands presents the first study of employee management practices on ranches. Both ranch managers and ranch employees were surveyed to gain insight into human resources approaches. Manager and employee perceptions, incentive methods, and the relationship between management practices and performance metrics were examined.


Full text of "Employee Management on Large Ranches," Rangelands, Vol. 35, No. 2, April 2013, is now available.


Science on the Sonoita Plain Symposium

The 5th annual Science on the Sonoita Plain symposium is scheduled for June 8, 2013 near Elgin, Arizona. The focus this year is on climate, drought and water issues. This workshop has been approved for 6 CEUs.
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.
Click Here for the playlist link.

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!



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].



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


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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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


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

More Information


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