In This Issue
Call for Papers and Posters
Rancher & Range Land Owners Field Day
Rangeland News
Government Per Diem Hotel of Your Dreams
May Photo Quiz
2012-2013 NAIPSC Webinar Series
International Grasslands Congress
South Dakota Grazing School
CPRM Committee Members Needed
SRM Apparel eStore
Other Events of Interest
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February 8-13, 2014
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RangeFlash - May 29, 2013

SRM 2014 Annual Meeting: Call for Papers and Posters

Abstracts for volunteer oral and poster papers and for organized symposia, workshops, and forums are due by August 19, 2013 11:59 pm EDT. All abstracts are to be formally submitted online at: http://srm.apexabstracts.com. Information about the 2014 Annual Meeting can be found at: http://www.rangelands.org/events/.


Note: Students have until September 30, 2013 11:59 pm EDT to submit their abstracts. Instructions for student submissions after the general deadline will be provided at a later date. We encourage all students to submit their abstracts by the general deadline if possible.


Please direct your questions to: Mike Turpin at [email protected].

Rancher and Range Land Owners Field Day, June 11, Wray, CO

Livestock owners, managers and land owners are invited to attend an informative Ranchers Field Day on Tuesday, June 11. We will meet for the field day at Dwight and Nancy Rockwell's headquarters just west of Wray, CO. Registration, coffee and rolls will begin at 8:30 a.m. at the ranch headquarters. The field day will begin at 9 a.m. and end by 3 p.m.


Plants tell us a lot about how much the drought has affected them, but only if we know how to read them. Once we know what to look for and what we should ignore, we can make decisions that are more informed.


Attendees will learn how the drought of 2012 has affected the plants found on both sandy and hard ground sites. The group will learn how to look at the plants to judge the health of our own rangeland. Most significantly, we will hear what decisions need to be made and what actions should be taken to protect our ground.


Pat Reece will be our instructor. He has over 30 years of experience working with ranchers and the climatic extremes of the high plains. Pat's combined research, extension and consulting experiences will provide unique insight for dealing with drought. He is a great speaker who gives information we can all understand, take home and use.  


If you are leasing rangeland for your cattle, you are encouraged to bring the property owner. If you are a property owner, you are encouraged to bring your lessee. Both of you will gain valuable information from this field day to help you develop a win-win drought management strategy. Young aspiring ranchers are particularly invited to attend.


Grazing management this year is crucial to keeping our rangelands intact. We do not want stories about blowing rangeland.


For more information or to save a lunch, contact the Yuma County Conservation District in Wray, CO, by Thursday, June 6. Please call 970-332-3173 ext.3 or go to the Yuma County Conservation District website at www.ycconservation.com. You may also email [email protected]. There is no registration fee. Late registrations and walk-ins are welcome, but will not be guaranteed lunch.

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Rangeland News
The print version of the May/June Rangeland News  is available online. Click here for the pdf (1.14 MB)



The Government Per Diem Hotel of Your Dreams
by Angie Reid, Orlando 2014 Annual Planning Committee



Ladies get out your favorite pastel Caribbean resort wear and gentlemen dig out your skimpiest speedos to fit in with the European crowd down by the pool! I feel confident that after reading this account of my visit during the May walk-through at the Caribe Royal Hotel (http://www.cariberoyale.com) you will be ready to register for the conference and book your stay.  Let's start from the beginning...


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 May Photo Quiz

Mark Twain once quipped that "history doesn't repeat itself, but it does rhyme."  What historical memories might this recent rangeland scene from southeastern Colorado stir up?  How is it similar - or different - from may have been seen before? Are there any other oft-repeated observations that might apply?

Send your observations (and your own quiz-worthy range photos) to [email protected], subject line "Range Photo Quiz". Be sure to include a question and answer with the photo! Send your responses by the 25th of the month to meet our deadlines!

2012-2013 NAIPSC Webinar Series


Even though the 2012-2013 NAIPSC Webinar Series has concluded, you can still hear the archived version along with all 15 of the other webinars from the series. All you need to do is go to the eLibrary website (http://passel.unl.edu/communities/naipsc) to sign up and/or participate. And, if you're interested in the 2013 NAIPSC Field Course, we're still taking registrations (http://ipscourse.unl.edu).


22nd International Grasslands Congress - Registration Now Open
Early Bird Deadline - May 31, 2013


The International Grassland Congress is only months away. We will be examining many Grassland issues that are much bigger than grass. Your Committee has been very active developing the Program, finding sponsorship to help those who need support to attend the IGC  (particularly those from developing countries and, or early career searchers) and has a comprehensive program of Satellite meetings and tours that will enable you to explore the many different aspects of Grasslands across Australia and New Zealand.


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South Dakota Grazing School
Sep. 10-13, 2013


The eleventh annual, two and one-half day South Dakota Grazing School is scheduled for September 10 - 13 near Chamberlain, SD. Presented by the SD Grasslands Coalition and several partners, this hands-on training focuses on practical skills needed for excellent management of grazinglands. 


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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].



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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 


PNW Section Spring Meeting
June 19-21, 2013
Dawson Creek, British Columbia
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New Mexico Section Summer Meeting & Tours 

June 20 - 21, 2013
Silver City, NM
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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 


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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Colorado Native Plant Society Workshop 

June 22 or June 23, 2013

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NAIPSC Field Course
June 25-27, 2013
Managing Where Cattle Graze Workshop
June 25, 2013 - 10:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Corona, NM
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Pinion Juniper Fuels Reduction Projects and Vegetation Response - What Have We Learned?
June 27, 2013
BLM Ely District Office
Ely, NV


NAIPSC Webinar Series

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EOARC Range Field Day

July 2, 2013

Burns, OR

Contact: [email protected]


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
2013 Nebraska Grazing Conference
August 13-14, 2013
Kearney, NE
South Dakota Grazing School
Sept. 10 -13, 2013
Contact: Judge Jessop

22nd International Grassland Congress - Registration Open!

Revitalising Grasslands to Sustain our Communities

Sept. 15 - 19, 2013

Sydney, Australia

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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