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Lost Resource
Grassland Congress Extends Deadline
74th Midwest Fish & Wildlife Conference
NRCS Apps Due June 14
June Photo Quiz
2012-2013 NAIPSC Webinar Series
Other Events of Interest
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Information on Rangeland Careers and Courses

RangeFlash - June 13, 2013

Lost Resource: Jennifer Richman

October 6, 1978 ~ June 7, 2013

With great sorrow, Matthew Richman and the Carlson family announce the passing of Jennifer Dawn (Carlson) Richman, beloved wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt, daughter-in-law, and friend.

Jenn delivered her firstborn child, a healthy boy, Kipp, on the afternoon of June 4th. Mother and son spent some joyous time together before complications developed.  Before dawn on Friday June 7th, Jenn, as beautiful as ever and surrounded by her closest family, passed peacefully.

Jenn worked as a Rangeland specialist at the Public Lands Division in Lethbridge, and travelled widely throughout the province conducting grasslands research, especially focusing on the sustainability of native species. She greatly enjoyed her work and was widely respected by colleagues, farmers and ranchers.

Jenn is survived by her son Kipp Richman, husband Matthew Richman; her parents Arthur and Judith Carlson; her brother Lee Carlson; and sister Jessica Geerligs and family Vince, RaeLeigh and Mattais.

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22nd International Grassland Congress - Early Bird Registration Deadline Extended to June 14, 2013
Farmers, researchers, students and agribusiness consultants from all over the world can take advantage of an early-bird discount rate to attend the 22nd International Grassland Congress (IGC) in Sydney by registering by Friday, June 14, www.igc2013.com

Department of Primary Industries (DPI) research agronomist, Warwick Badgery, said the global event, which is to be held in NSW for the first time, will bring together local and overseas knowledge of grassland management.

"People and communities who rely on grasslands for their livelihood and survival are a major focus of the 2013 IGC."

The theme of the event is 'Revitalizing grasslands to sustain our communities', with an emphasis on the involvement and input of young scientists, researchers, graziers and land managers.

Register online today at: www.igc2013.com 


USDA-NRCS Webinars Available & Offering SRM Continuing Education Credit (CEUs)

To assist range professionals with maintaining their professional certification, SRM recently partnered with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to offer SRM CEUs for qualifying webinars available at the Science and Technology Training Library at ConservationWebinars.net. This includes both live webinars and webinar replays available at the Web site. To get started, browse the webinar titles listed under "Upcoming Webinars" and "Conservation Webinars" on the Home page to find webinars that interest you and offer SRM CEUs. Each webinar web page, accessed by clicking the webinar title, provides descriptive and instructional information for participants to select a topic and join or view an event. When SRM CEUs are available for a webinar, they will be listed in the right sidebar under the presenter information. Note: SRM CEUs will be rounded up to whole credits according to established guidelines. The webinar listing at ConservationWebinars.net grows daily, so check the site regularly for new entries.


When joining a live or viewing a replay webinar and earning CEUs at ConservationWebinars.net, you will complete a brief pre-registration form that will prompt you to complete a checkbox to indicate your preference to earn CEUs. Please follow all instructions carefully. When you come to the web page that offers Step-1 to participate and Step-2 to document attendance, remember to leave this Web page open as instructed. You will return to the Web page when the webinar has concluded to complete the CEU workflow offered by Step-2. The workflow includes a brief post-test and entries for you to input your professional certification information. Once completed you'll be presented with an opportunity to download a certificate that indicates you earned the CEUs, and the certificate link will also be emailed to you. Please note that ConservationWebinars.net submits your CEUs directly to SRM on your behalf the first of the month as summary of CEUs awarded the preceding month. You do not need to submit these CEUs directly to SRM. However, we recommend you keep a copy of your certificate if any follow-up is required.


USDA NRCS live event webinars are hosted using the AT&T Connect Participant Application. Prepare your computer in advance of attending your first live webinar by installing the Windows software from http://www.corp.att.com/attconnectsupport/downloads/pa/.

Mac users join using the web browser option that is offered at login, no software installation is required. USDA NRCS webinar replays are viewed using Windows Media Player or a Mac-compatible application. For more information about ConservationWebinars.net and its associated webinars, please email our partner, Dr. Holli Kuykendall, national technology specialist, USDA NRCS East National Technology Support Center, at Holli.Kuykendall@gnb.usda.gov 


Please note that you do not have to be certified to view these webinars but continuing education credit can be earned for various certifications.  To see a list of functions which have already been approved for SRM CEU's, see the Calendar of Approved Functions at http://www.rangelands.org/cprm_public/

This calendar is updated monthly.

74th Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference, Jan. 26-29, 2014
The Midwest Fish & Wildlife Conference invites you to participate as an exhibitor and /or sponsor a the upcoming 2014 conference taking place a the Sheraton Kansas City, MO.
The annual Midwest Fish & Wildlife Conference attracts over 800 biologists and students from state and federal natural resource agencies across the 12 Midwestern states. Highlights include: over 400 technical talks, networking opportunities and social events.
Visit www.MidwestFW.org for more information.


Conservation Stewardship Program Applications Due by June 14

The Natural Resources Conservation Service's (NRCS) Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) deadline has been extended to June 14, 2013 and will provide about $175 million in funding for enrollment of up to 12.6 million additional acres this year.

Although applications are accepted all year, farmers, ranchers, and forestland owners interested in CSP should submit applications by June 14 to their local NRCS office to ensure they are considered for this year's funding.


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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 Aug. 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 john.turpin@la.usda.gov.

60th Anniversary of the Walnut Gulch Experimental Watershed

The USDA-ARS began conducting research and collecting hydrologic data at the Walnut Gulch Experimental Watershed in 1953 to better understand semi-arid soil and water processes and improve conservation science.


We look forward to celebrating the 60th anniversary with a series of workshops, tours, and a banquet in Tombstone, AZ.


More information on the Walnut Gulch Experimental Watershed and the Southwest Watershed Research Center can be found at: www.tucson.ars.ag.gov.  


 June Photo Quiz

What is depicted is this picture and what management purpose does it serve? Bonus Points:  In what MLRA was this photo taken?


Send your observations (and your own quiz-worthy range photos) to vtrujillo@rangelands.org, 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

The last webinar for the 2012-2013 NAIPSC Webinar Series was May 8, 2013. We heard from Charlotte Adelman, co-author of Midwestern Native Garden discuss her book and the use of native plants instead of invasive or non-native plants in the landscape. Have some tulips, chrysanthemums, or Kentucky bluegrass in your garden, around your house, or in a location nearby? Did you know that there are natives available with similar features, which also support native insect and bird populations? Not from the Midwest? Don't worry because the same concepts apply to any region of the country or part of the world. Read more about the book and Ms. Adelman here.


Even though the webinar series has completed, you can still hear all 15 archived 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.


The NAIPSC Online Community is designed to inform participants who are involved in invasive plant management, research, and/or policy and provide an online venue for sharing resources, ideas, and information.


Don't miss out!


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.



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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 


Utah Section Summer Meeting

June 13-14, 2013

Ephraim, UT


PNW Section Spring Meeting
June 19-21, 2013
Dawson Creek, British Columbia
More Info.  


New Mexico Section Summer Meeting & Tours 

June 20 - 21, 2013
Silver City, NM
More Info. 


Nevada Section Summer Meeting & Tour 

Pinion Juniper Fuels Reduction Projects and Vegetation Response - What have we learned?

Jun 27-28, 2013 - Ely, NV

(Business meeting - June 28)

More Information


Idaho Section Summer Tour

Joint with SageSTEP & Great Basin Science Delivery Projects

July 10-11, 2013

Owyhees, ID


IMS Section Summer Tour

July 26-27, 2013

Northern MT


Arizona Section Summer Meeting

"Babbitt Ranches Land Ethic &Tour of the CO Bar Ranch"

August 7-9, 2013

Flagstaff, AZ


PNW Section Fall Meeting 

September 19-21,2013
Enterprise, OR
More Info. 


Nebraska Section Annual Meeting
Oct. 9-10, 2013
Ainsworth, NE


Texas Section Fall Meeting 

October 9-11, 2013
Ft. Worth, TX

More Info 


Other Events of Interest 


Ecology & Management of Grazing - Online Course

More Information 


Colorado Native Plant Society Workshop 

June 22 or June 23, 2013
More Information 


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
More Information

NAIPSC Webinar Series

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EOARC Range Field Day

July 2, 2013

Burns, OR

Contact: Petrina.white@oregonstate.edu


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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60th Anniversary of the Walnut Gulch Experimental Watershed
Oct. 24-25, 2013

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

Resiliency of the Coasts

Dec. 11-12, 2013

NOAA Center for Weather and Climate Prediction 

College Park, MD



74th Annual Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference
 Jan. 26-29, 2014

Sheraton Kansas City, Kansas City Missouri
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