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NAIPSC - Space Available
Texas Grazingland Conference
Call for Papers and Posters
June Photo Quiz
2012-2013 NAIPSC Webinar Series
SRM Apparel eStore
CSU - Master's Degree
SRM Section Meetings
Other Events of Interest
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Information on Rangeland Careers and Courses

RangeFlash - June 19, 2013

NAIPSC - Spaces Available!


Its' not too late to register for the 2013 North American Invasive Plant Ecology & Management Short Course (NAIPSC)!

June 25-27, 2013 - North Platte, NE - limited space is still available!


If you are a professional, researcher, student, or instructor working or teaching in the fields of conservation or land management, this course is for YOU!!!  No other course is going to teach you the 'why' and 'how' relating to the establishment of invasive plants in terrestrial ecosystems.


Highlights: 12 top instructors from across the country; cutting edge materials; engaging workshops; hands-on presentations; 16 CEUs from SRM. The discussions are lively - all topics are open. The food is excellent! And, all participants become members of the NAIPSC Online Community.


For information and to  register go to http://ipscourse.unl.edu/ or contact Dr. Steve Young (steve.young@unl.edu).


The National Academies Release Report: Using Science to Improve BLM Wild Horse and Burro Program: A Way Forward 


This report reviews the science that underpins the Bureau of Land Management's oversight of free-ranging horses and burros on federal public lands in the western United States, concluding that constructive changes could be implemented. The Wild Horse and Burro Program has not used scientifically rigorous methods to estimate the population sizes of horses and burros, to model the effects of management actions on the animals, or to assess the availability and use of forage on rangelands. Evidence suggests that horse populations are growing by 15 to 20 percent each year, a level that is unsustainable for maintaining healthy horse populations as well as healthy ecosystems. However, promising fertility-control methods are available to help limit this population growth. In addition, science-based methods exist for improving population estimates and predicting the effects of management practices in order to maintain genetically diverse, healthy populations, and estimating the productivity of rangelands. Greater transparency in how science-based methods are used to inform management decisions may help increase public confidence in the Bureau of Land Management. 


Webinars: The public is invited to a webinar on June 26th to hear about the findings of the report. The chair of the authoring committee, Dr. Guy Palmer, will give a 30-minute presentation followed by a question and answer period. After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. This webinar is free and space is limited.           


Click here to register for the June 26th (1 pm EDT) webinar . 


Get the report: Download a free PDF of this report from the National Academies Press here.

Lost Resources: Holley Randall Smith


Holley Randall Smith passed away May 8, 2013 at the family ranch in Glen, Montana at the age of 90, with friends and family at her side.  Mom has gone on to join Dad and help get things organized, as she did during their 66 years of marriage.  Together again, they will dance as they used to, and hopefully send us rain!


Holley was a member of Society for Range Management, Montana Stockgrowers Association, Southwestern Stockmens Association, Church of the Big Hole, California Cow Belles, and was on the boards for Museum of the Rockies and the Smithsonian Institution, and the Beaverhead County Planning Board. Holley was a strong advocate for veterans of all wars, and was particularly devoted to their causes.


Click here for the full obituary


Texas Grazingland Conference,
July 15-17, Fort Worth, TX


Interested in Profitable and Sustainable Ranch Management? Come join us in Fort Worth for the Texas Grazingland Conference: Solutions for Healthy Land and Profitable Ranching. The Conference will be held at the Radisson Hotel Fossil Creek in Fort Worth, Texas on July 15-17, 2013.

Texas GLCI will host 16 rancher speakers from across the state discussing a host of topics all focused helping you stay in business. Nationally renowned speakers Temple Grandin and Kit Pharo are also on the program. For more information contact Jeff Goodwin at jeff.goodwin@tx.usda.gov or register online at www.regonline.com/txgrazland2013


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.

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.

 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!


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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As a Colorado State University OnlinePlus student, you'll receive the same quality instruction, from the same expert faculty, carrying the same esteemed CSU reputation, as an on-campus student receives - all delivered through online presentations and lectures. Learn more about our Integrated Resources Management master's program at www.csurangeland.com.



SRM Section Meetings

North Central Section Website:  northernrangelands.org 



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
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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
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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