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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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February 8-13, 2014
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Information on Rangeland Careers and Courses

RangeFlash - June 26, 2013

New Ag Magazine from the Colorado Department of Agriculture!


The Colorado Department of Agriculture is sponsoring a new custom magazine which will showcase the diversity of our agricultural industry through original photography and content, while telling the story of the people that make agriculture one of the most important industries to Colorado. This tool will be shared with the ag industry, legislators and consumers across the state as a resource to help educate the public on the many ways agriculture plays a role in their lives. No public funds are being used for this initiative; the magazine will be funded completely through advertising revenue.

If you have great idea that would help tell the story of Colorado agriculture, please contact:

Christi Lightcap, Communications Director

Colorado Department of Agriculture

700 Kipling St., Suite 4000

Lakewood, CO  80215

Office:  303-239-4190



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Jessie Wilks, Integrated Media Manager

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 Ecology and Management of Grazing: An Online Course


The California Rangeland Research and Information Center at UC Davis is now offering an online science-based course entitled the "Ecology and Management of Grazing."  This online course is organized in four modules that can be taken separately or in sequential order. The modules are 1) Introduction to Ecology and Grazing, 2) Foraging Behavior and Livestock Distribution, 3) Forage Quality and Grazing Animal Nutrition, and 4) Ranching and Grazing Systems.  Each module is introduced by a documentary quality high definition video followed by a series of narrated PowerPoint presentations. There are reading assignments and practical exercises. Each module is self-paced and will take 10 to 20 hours to complete.  Outlines for each module can be accessed via the online course registration page: http://californiarangeland.ucdavis.edu/Grazing%20Management/online_course.htm


USDA-NRCS Webinars Available & Offer 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 grows daily so check http://www.ConservationWebinars.net regularly for new entries.


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.

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


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.


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SRM Apparel eStore

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SRM Section Meetings

North Central Section Website:  northernrangelands.org 


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

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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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