In This Issue
2013 SRM Election of Officers
Call for Papers and Posters
Lost Resource: Janine Hijar
Position Announcements
Other Events of Interest
Rangeland News
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 Annual Meeting:
From Dusty Trails to Waning Wetlands

February 8-13, 2014
Orlando, FL


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1st Vice-President:
Jenny Pluhar

2nd Vice-President:
Pat Shaver

Executive Vice-President:
Jess Peterson


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Ken Fulgham

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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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You can check out the series at www.outontheland.com

Information on Rangeland Careers and Courses


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

The webinar listing grows daily, so check the site regularly for new entries!


RangeFlash - Sept. 5, 2013

It's SRM Election Time!

Voting for this year's election has begun.  You should have received your e-ballot or hard copy ballot by now, depending on which option you selected. If you have not, please contact Vicky at [email protected].


All ballots are due by Oct. 14, 2013. Happy Voting!!!


SRM 2014 Annual Meeting: Call for Papers and Posters

The deadline for all Abstracts for volunteer oral and poster papers and for organized symposia, workshops, and forums has been extended to: Sept. 30, 2013 11:59 PM Eastern Time.


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/.  


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

Lost Resource: 
Janine Hijar

It is with heavy hearts, we convey the passing of Janine Hijar, our friend and co-owner of Pawnee Buttes Seed.  


Janine passed from this world peacefully on August 24, 2013. 

Services will be held at 10:30am on Saturday, September 7, 2013 at the Allnut-Macy Chapel, 702 13th Street, Greeley, CO.

A reception will follow at the Allnut Reception Center. 


Memorial Contributions may be made in Janine's name to the Society for Range Management

c/o Society for Range Management

6901 South Pierce Street. STE 225

Littleton, CO 80128


Professor and Head Department of Ecosystem Science and Management

Texas A&M, AgriLife Research and AgriLife Extension Service

Applications are invited for the position of Professor and Head of the Department of Ecosystem Science and Management at Texas A&M University, College Station. Candidates should have demonstrated excellence in academic administration, teaching, research or extension, and should provide evidence of visionary leadership and a commitment to work cooperatively within a multidisciplinary and multicultural academic community and diverse stakeholder groups throughout Texas, the Nation, and globe. The department has 48 full-time faculty in a state-wide program, 90 graduate students, and 200 undergraduate students. The department represents an integrated ecosystem science and management program founded upon innovative research, education, and outreach that is committed to stewardship of sustainable ecosystems. Texas A&M University is the 5th largest university in the US, enrolls more than 50,000 students, and possesses a multi-billion dollar endowment. The College Station-Bryan community has a combined population of 175,000 and is consistently ranked among the best places to live in the country.


Applications are to be submitted electronically to (https://greatjobs.tamu.edu) NOV #07122). To request additional information email ([email protected]) or call (979-845-5000) Dr. David D. Baltensperger, search committee chair.   

Position Announcement: Dean, Warner College of Natural Resources, CSU

Colorado State University invites nominations and applications for appointment as Dean of the world renowned Warner College of Natural Resources (WCNR). The ideal candidate will be a strong leader dedicated to the advancement of the research, outreach, and educational missions of the College and University, and be able to provide the vision and energy necessary to lead the College to continued levels of excellence.


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Restoring the West Conference,
Oct. 16-17, Logan, UT 

Management of forests in the West is occurring in the face of changing climate and shifting disturbance factors like bark beetles and fire. In some locations, aspen stands are declining and bark beetles are causing large-scale conifer mortality. The 2013 Restoring the West Conference will bring scientists, landowners, and managers together to focus on using science and policy to manage for increased forest resilience as we confront a variety of change agents. There will be two days of plenary sessions and a poster session. Poster submissions are requested.


For more information, to submit a poster idea, and to register, visit our website at http://www.restoringthewest.org/.

WY Section SRM - 38th Annual Old West Regional Range Judging Contest  

The Old West Regional Range Judging Contest is open to youth and adults from Wyoming, Montana, North Dakota, and Nebraska. The contest rotates among the five states and this year is sponsored by the Wyoming Section Society for Range Management in cooperation with Converse County Conservation District, University of Wyoming Cooperative Extension, USDA - Natural Resources Conservation Service, and USDA - Forest Service.


Where: Douglas, WY
When: October 11-12, 2013
More Information * Registration Form 
TWS Rangeland Working Group   

The Wildlife Society (TWS) is in the process of establishing a rangelands working group. The initial meeting will be at this year's annual TWS meeting. Specifically the rangeland working group meeting is on Oct. 8th from 12:15-2:15 at the Hyatt Hotel Milwaukee. Any SRM members that plan to attend the TWS meeting are encouraged to attend as their input would be invaluable.


If you have any questions, please contact Dwayne Elmore, PhD, (405) 744-9636 or [email protected].

Whole Ranch Planning and Grass-fed Applications 

You are invited to join SWGLA, Internationally renowned consultant and holistic management expert, Kirk Gadzia, Colorado grass-fed livestock producers and additional instructors in this unique learning series.  Over the course of 9 months (four 2-day learning sessions), gain the knowledge, skills, tools and inspiration you need to develop a more profitable land operation that addresses the "triple bottom line" of people, planet and profits.


You will also have the unique opportunity to tour and learn at three distinctive Colorado ranches including the Blue Range Ranch (George Whitten and Julie Sullivan), the Chico Basin Ranch (Duke Philips) and the James Ranch (the James family).


Click here for a detailed description.  


2012-2013 NAIPSC Webinar Series


(8/29/13) --The NAIPSC website (http://ipscourse.unl.edu) has been updated with new features and information, including two new programs and the 2013-2014 Webinar Series. If you want to learn about invasive plants from the comfort of your office or home, the first ever NAIPSC Web Course is in the works. It's a field course entirely online! And, if you want to take a college course on invasive plants also entirely online, check out "Invasive Plants: Impacts on Ecosystems".


If you're interested in becoming part of the growing NAIPSC Online Community, you can register and get access to the NAIPSC Webinar Series, online discussion, papers, and more.


Be sure to sign up for regular emails from the NAIPSC so you can keep up to date on all of the latest happenings. And, if you're a social media type, you can like the NAIPSC on Facebook or follow the NAIPSC on twitter.


A lot is happening with the NAIPSC! Don't miss out!


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SRM Section Meetings

North Central Section Website: 


Riparian Ecosystem & Management

Symposium & Field Tour

Sept. 18-19, 2013
Meeting Agenda
More Info 


PNW Section Fall Meeting 

Sept. 19-21, 2013
Enterprise, OR

More Info  


Kansas SRM and Kansas Grazing Lands Coalition  

Joint Meeting and Tour

Oct. 2-3, 2013

Tipton, Kansas  


South Dakota SRM Annual Meeting

Oct. 3-4, 2013 - Chamberlain, SD   


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 

NAIPSC Webinar Series

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GLCI Meeting
Sept. 5-8, 2013
Wichita, KS
Hotel reservations MUST be made NO LATER THAN August 15th.
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
More Info 


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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2014 SWCS Meeting

July 27-30, 2014
Chicago IL

Call for Presentations coming soon!!!