In This Issue
May Issue of Rangeland News
Range Field Day
Recipe of the Month
Science on the Sonoita Plain
Interpreting & Measuring Indicators of Rangeland Health
Drought Workshops
CPRM Committee Members Needed
Journal Collections Needed
SRM Apparel eStore
Other Events of Interest
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TV Series will air every Tuesday at 7pm ET, 6pm CT, 5pm MT, and 4pm PT on RFD-TV. 


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Information on Rangeland Careers and Courses

RangeFlash - May 8, 2013

Check out the May Issue of Rangeland News

  Highlights Include:
  • How Can You Keep SRM Growing? - Misty Hays, SRM Director
  • YouTube On The Range
  • Journal Collections Needed
  • Plenary Session Talks Posted
  • Lost Resources
  • April Photo Quiz Answer
  • May Photo Quiz Question
  • Nebraska Range Camp Turns 50
  • Job Opportunities
    • Position Announcement: Assistant Professor
    • Position Announcement: Livestock/Natural Resource Advisor
    • Position Announcement: Rangeland Ecologist
    • Position Announcement: Extension Educator  
  • Upcoming Events, Conference & Section Meeting Listings
  • CPRM Calendar
  • New Members
Check out the new online version of the Rangeland News at www.rangelandnews.org
Lost Resource: Thane Johnson

Jan. 15, 1929 - April 23, 2013


Thane was well-known for his strong dedication to rangelands, their management, and the profession of range management. He was very interested in the development and proving of rangeland improvement equipment, e.g. those developed at the USFS Equipment Development Center in Montana, and he worked hard to facilitate dialogue among researchers and range managers to streamline the adoption of new equipment and techniques.  


Former BLM colleague John Baker noted that "At work Thane was always pleasant. He always answered the phone with 'Happy Range Management Day!' He was always promoting membership within SRM to new employees, encouraging them to join the society."

Thane wa
s preceded in death by his wife Gloria and is survived by his children; Carol Klein of Boise, ID, Jerry Johnson of Idaho Falls, ID, Julie Stasch of Lakewood, CO, 13 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, brother Raleigh and Sister Eunice. Funeral services took place Thursday, April 25 in Lakewood, CO. Burial took place in Fish Haven, Idaho.


Click here to sign the guest book for Thane.   


Range Field Day - July 2, 2013


The goal of the 2013 Range Field Day is to provide basic principles to use in grazing management (a.m.) and to capture experiences and lessons learned from grazing managers (p.m.).


If you'd like more information about the EOARC Range Field Day, please call Petrina White at 541-573-8900 or email her at [email protected]



Recipe of the Month - Smorgasbord Cabbage Rolls

Do you have a family or ranch recipe that has been around for generations? Does it have a great story or background to go with it? Or maybe you have a great range story, ranch story or an awesome range photo that you would like to share. We are looking for you. The Outreach and Communication Committee is collecting recipes, stories and photos for the next edition of the Trail Boss Cowboy Cookbook. Submit Recipes, Range Stories and Range Photos to: [email protected]
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.
Interpreting and Measuring Indicators of Rangeland Health
May 21-24 2013, in Reno, NV
This course will teach participants how to apply the "Interpreting Indicators of Rangeland Health" qualitative evaluation protocol and learn how to quantify (measure) selected indicators. The protocol is widely applied by individuals and agencies to provide early warning of potential degradation, opportunities for recovery and to help design monitoring programs. The quantitative indicators can also be used as baseline for monitoring. This workshop is for Individuals with little or no experience with the protocols, individuals who would like to improve their ability to consistently apply the protocols, and anyone who is interested in learning how to objectively evaluate rangelands.
Minimizing Drought-Induced Frustrations on Range


Are you wondering if you should reduce your herd size this year?   

Do you have the feeling that as soon as you sell it will rain and turn everything around?


If so, there will be two workshops to help you through the decision making process.  Whether you own rangeland and cattle, or you are a property owner who leases range, or you are leasing rangeland for your cattle, you will gain valuable information from these workshops.  Young aspiring ranchers are particularly invited to attend.


Click here for more information and to register.



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 


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

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5th Annual Science on the Sonoita Plain Symposium

June 8, 2013 - near Elgin, AZ


Wyoming Range Management School
June 11-14, 2013

Buffalo, WY

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NAIPSC Field Course
June 25-27, 2013


NAIPSC Webinar Series

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

July 21, 2013
Reno, NV
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

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