In This Issue
Fall Rangeland News
Call for Undergraduate Papers!
Call for Papers and Posters
Rangeland Cup
Teaching Nominations
Lost Resources
Sept. Range Quiz
Other Events of Interest
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From Dusty Trails to Waning Wetlands

February 8-13, 2014
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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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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. 27, 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!!!


The Fall 2013 Rangeland News, (Print Version), is Now Available!

Highlights Include:

  • Times, They Are a Changin'! - Jenny Pluhar, SRM Vice President 
  • Message from SRM President Wally Butler
  • 2014 Rangeland Cup Orlando Topic Announced 
  • 67th Annual Meeting: From Dusty Trails to Waning Wetlands  
  • 2015 Honor Award Nominations Announcement  
  • Lost Resources
  • Trail Boss Cookbook Recipe:  Barbeque - Dakota Style   
Click here to view the print version of the Fall 2013 Rangeland News and you can still view the September online version at www.rangelandnews.org. 
Call for Undergraduate Papers!

Abstract submission for the Undergraduate Student Paper Session at the 67th Annual Meeting, Technical Training and Tradeshow for the SRM (2014) is now open!


What is the Undergraduate Student Paper Session?


The Undergraduate Student Paper Session is a concurrent session for undergraduate students to present papers on any topic related to range science or management, ecology, botany, ranching, animal science, etc. The papers may be original research or review-type papers. This session is not judged. The president of the Student Conclave conducts the undergraduate paper session.


If you have undergraduates participating in research projects, please encourage them to present! This is a great experience for young research scientists.


Deadline to submit abstracts: Oct. 15, 2013


Abstract submissions should be sent directly to Loreen Allphin at [email protected]


Submissions should include: Full name of presenter and author(s); university and address of presenter and author(s); full title of presentation; abstract of presentation; contact information. Only electronic submissions (word, pdf) will be accepted


Who to contact for information or questions?

Loreen Allphin, [email protected]; (801) 422-5603


We look forward to your submissions!

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://rangelands.org/orlando2014/.  


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


2014 Rangeland Cup Orlando  


Rangeland landscapes are mosaics of diverse ecological sites, production potentials and landownership, with equally divers land use goals. Although geopolitical boundaries constrain direct management actions to parcels under a particular manager's oversight, management actions implemented on one pasture, allotment, ranch, etc. may impact other users of rangeland goods and services. An improvement project on one parcel may have unintended consequences - and such consequences may be separated, in space and time, from where the management action occurred.  


For more information about the topic and to register, go to: 



Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award Nominations, Due Nov. 1, 2013 


The Range Science Education Council recognizes teaching excellence of university rangeland courses with two awards: 

Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award was established to encourage and recognize individual excellence in teaching that has extended over the course of many years. Such teaching rises above good instruction: it incites intellectual curiosity in students, engages them thoroughly in the process of learning, and has a life-long impact.

The Early Career Undergraduate Teaching Award recognizes excellence in teaching and advising Range Management students at the undergraduate level by faculty/instructors who are in the early stages of their teaching careers.

For more information and nomination forms, go to: http://www.rangelands.org/RSEC/Teaching_Award_Nominations.htm

Lost Resources   


Jim Bowns
Range management lost one of its most dedicated and competent spokesmen with the passing of
Jim Bowns on Sept. 14, 2013, but he lives on in the thousands of us he touched. Jim joined SRM as a student in 1959, attended his first annual meeting in 1960 and earned his first award as a member of the national champion plant judging team in the 1961 Annual Convention in Salt Lake City. For the next half a century he served in offices, commissions, committees and boards far too numerous to list here, but his greatest strength was his ability to teach. Everyone from grade school kids to professional colleagues to grizzled old ranchers became better after a few hours with him. He was scheduled to take a 4th grade on a field trip four days after he died. We may honor his legacy by donating to a scholarship in his honor at Southern Utah University.

Michael Casados
Longtime member of SRM, New Mexico Section Michael Casados, 55, passed away unexpectedly on Sept. 8, 2013 at his home in El Prado, New Mexico. Michael was an important asset of the New Mexico Section of the Society for Range Management serving as both the Section Secretary and Treasurer for many years. He also served as the Treasurer for the 2009 SRM Annual Meeting in Albuquerque.

Charles A. "Charlie" Graham
Charles A. "Charlie" Graham passed away on Feb. 13, 2013 in Salinas California at the age of 97. Charlie grew up in Kansas and came to California as a Civilian Conservation Corp enrollee. He was assigned as a surveyor's assistant on a crew mapping the vegetation of California and Nevada. The crew noticed Charlie was a good surveyor and was learning the names of plants. He was promoted to a mapper and developed an interest in the vegetation of California and Nevada.    


To read the full listings, please view the Fall Rangeland News 


September Range Quiz Question 


Here's a summer high country summer scene that might tell a "multiple use" story. How many "uses" are depicted here, and how might they interact?

Send your observations (and your own quiz-worthy range photos) to [email protected], subject line "Range Photo Quiz" or complete the Range Quiz form. Be sure to include a question and answer with the photo! 
Research Insights in Semiarid Ecosystems (RISE) Symposium   
Oct. 12, 2013, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

The tenth annual Research Insights in Semiarid Ecosystems (RISE) Symposium will feature invited speakers presenting recent research on the USDA-ARS Walnut Gulch Experimental Watershed, University of Arizona Santa Rita Experimental Range and other outdoor laboratories.  There will also be a poster session where students and researchers are encouraged to report on completed or in-progress studies. Time will be available for questions from the audience.


 The deadline for registration (as a courtesy for catering plans) is Oct. 7, 2013.  Late registrations will be accepted at the Symposium site from 8:30 to 9:00 AM. Submission deadline for poster presentation is Sept. 30, 2013

Continuing Education Units will be awarded from the Society for Range Management Certified Professional Rangeland Managers.

Please use the web site http://www.tucson.ars.ag.gov/rise/ to view the RISE program, to register for the symposium, and to submit poster abstracts.

Sagebrush of Colorado   

Saturday, Nov. 2 or Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013

Colorado Natural Heritage Program Office,
Colorado State University, Ft. Collins 
Presenters: Bernadette Kuhn and Pam Smith

The sagebrush of Colorado plays a very important role in the ecology of our landscape. Its management can be very important and the subspecies are very important to diagnose because they deal with disturbance, fire and different management practices very differently. Spectacular wildflowers, including rare plants and animals, are found in sagebrush. Join us as we take you through some of the fascinating aspects of this group of plants and offer you some fun and easy tricks to identify, down to subspecies, some of the most common woody species of sagebrush in our state. You will receive a workbook and a variety of keys to take with you and we will provide you with the most current information on this aromatic group of plants. Bring your hand lens, lunch and prepare to fall in love with the sagebrush of Colorado!


Register for Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013 Workshop, http://www.conps.org/Activities/workshops.shtml

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SRM Section Meetings

North Central Section Website: 


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

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Utah Section 2013 Annual Meeting 

Oct. 31 - Nov. 1, 2013 

Cedar City, UT 

 More Info    


2013 WY Annual Meeting:
Improving Range Management Through Science

Nov. 12-14, 2013
Sheridan, WY


Colorado Section 2013 Annual Meeting 

Dec. 4-5, 2013 

Colorado Springs, CO  

More Info     

Other Events of Interest 


Ecology & Management of Grazing - Online Course

More Information 

NAIPSC Webinar Series

More Information  

Whole Ranch Planning and Grass-fed Applications

Southwest Grass-fed Livestock Alliance

Sept. 13, 2013 to May 24, 2014 

Saguache, Colorado Springs, Denver and Durango, CO 

More Information  


Wyoming Section SRM
38th Annual Old West Regional Range Judging Contest

Oct. 11-12, 2013
Douglas, WY

More Information 


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

Tombstone, AZ
More Information   

Sixth Western Native Plant Conference
Western Forestry and Conservation Association 

The Heathman Lodge, Vancouver, WA
Dec. 9-11, 2013

More Information   


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!!!