In This Issue
Excellence in Rangeland Management
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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February 8-13, 2014
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Out On The Land

TV Series will air every Tuesday at 7pm ET, 6pm CT, 5pm MT, and 4pm PT on RFD-TV. 


  It will repeat every Wednesday at 9am ET, 8am CT, 7am, MT, and 6am PT

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 - Oct. 9, 2013

It's SRM Election Time!

FINAL RANGEFLASH REMINDER:  All ballots are due by, next Monday, Oct. 14, 2013.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].


Excellence in Rangeland Management Entries Due Dec. 15th

Don't miss your opportunity to recognize an Excellent Rangeland Manager from your section! The Excellence in Rangeland Management poster contest is an excellent way to showcase the "best of the best" at the international SRM meeting.


Each section may submit up to 2 entries from previous section-level Excellence in Rangeland Management Award winners. The winner will be recognized at the SRM Awards Ceremony at the Orlando SRM meeting.


If your section will be submitting an entry, you must submit the following no later than Dec. 15, 2013, to the SRM Awards Committee Chair, Jim Waggoner, via email at [email protected]:

  1. Section affiliation
  2. Title of Poster
  3. Abstract (max 100 words)

For more information, click here to visit the SRM Awards website.  

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] or submitted through the student drop down menu at: http://www.rangelands.org/student_abstract_submission_form.shtml


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 allow for late abstracts. Late abstracts are currently being accepted. However, they are not guaranteed to be printed in the conference program.


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: Henry Harold Bryant Jr.    


Henry Harold Bryant Jr., age 67, of Hondo passed away Aug. 25, 2013. Memorials: The family has set up a memorial account with the American Cancer Society http://www.cancer.org/index in his name. Memorial donations may be made at https://donate.cancer.org/index?campaign=legacy&dn=mem&fn=Henry&ln=Bryant.


Born Nov. 4, 1945, in Fort Worth, he was the son of Henry Harold Sr. and Lola Mae Williams Bryant, who preceded him in death. Harold graduated from Paschal High School in 1964 and Stephen F. Austin in 1968, with a bachelor of forestry degree. He earned a master's degree in range management in 1969.  

Married on June 8, 1968, Harold and Judy brought their family to Hondo in 1983 when he accepted a position as district conservationist with the Medina Valley Soil and Water Conservation District. He retired in 2005 with over 30 years of service. An Eagle Scout, he was active with the local scouting program and both his sons became Eagle Scouts. He was a member of the Society for Range Management and the American Indian/Alaska Native Employee Association. Harold was an avid train enthusiast and had been honored by the president of Amtrak in Washington, DC, Nov. 8, 2012, for his volunteer work promoting Amtrak.  


Survivors: His wife of 45 years, Judith Ann Bradley Bryant; sons, Major John H. Bryant of Dallas and Warrant Officer 1 William E. Bryant and wife, Cindy K., of Niceville, FL.; grandson, William E. Bryant Jr. of Sabinal; brother, David Allen Bryant of Weatherford; sisters, Rebecca Ann Watson and husband, Mike, of Pound Ridge, NY, and Kathryn Elaine Brockman of Louisville, KY.


Published in Star-Telegram on August 29, 2013


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! 
Position Announcement: Environmental Scientist (NEPA) Professional     

Trihydro Corporation has an opening for an experienced NEPA Professional in Laramie, WY or Golden, CO. 

Applicants must have a MS in Biology, Soil Science, Ecology, or related field and at least 8-10 years of relevant experience in natural resources in the Rocky Mountain region.  Candidates must have experience completing EIS and/or RMP under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).  Federal employment experience is preferred.   Qualified applicants must have experience with public meeting facilitation and knowledge of local socioeconomic issues. Candidates must have experience with proposal writing, responding to RFPs and must demonstrate business development skills.  The applicant should have demonstrated exper  ience with NEPA, the Endangered Species Act, and Clean Water Act.  Applicants must have a clean driving record, a commitment to safe operations, and be available for 25% travel.


Submit application, resume and cover letter at www.trihydro.com.  Trihydro is an EEO/AA employer.


Call for Papers: The Western Section of the Wildlife Society Annual Meeting     

Please note the upcoming annual meeting of The Western Section of The WiIdlife Society, to be held at the end of January, 2014 in Reno, NV. The plenary will be on "Harnessing Citizen Science Toward Greater Conservation".  


There will be a host of scientific sessions on herps (Year of the Snake!), birds, mammals, wildlife technologies, climate change, renewable energy in our deserts, wildlife diseases, road impacts, etc., as well as a symposium on the greater sage grouse and several working group meetings (CA/NV golden eagle, southern Sierra Nevada fisher, greater sage grouse). For more information, please see the link below.




Please forward to friends and associates.  Note that student travel grant opportunities are available.  


The abstract deadline is Oct. 18, 2013.


NAIPSC Update    

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!

Get an Early Start on the 2015 SRM Honor Awards!   

It's not too early to be working on Award Nominations for the 2015 Honor Awards! Award nominations are due April 30, 2014. Why not get an early start and give yourself plenty of time to put together a winning nomination packet?

Be sure your nomination includes detailed information regarding the nominee. Up to five pages of supporting documentation can be included, such as letters of reference, accomplishments, awards and recognition, etc.

Committee decisions are only as good as the information they have to work with so make sure to provide as complete a packet as possible. Do your part to highlight the many accomplished member of our Society!

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SRM Section Meetings

North Central Section Website: 


Nebraska Section Annual Meeting
Oct. 9-10, 2013

Ainsworth, NE


Texas Section Fall Meeting 

October 9-11, 2013

Ft. Worth, TX

More Info   


IMS Fall Section Meeting

Oct. 25, 2013

Medicine Hat, Alberta

More Info 


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


2013 CalPac Fall Meeting

Nov 25-26, 2013
Point Reyes National Seashore CA

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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

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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 

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Sagebrush of Colorado
Nov. 2 or 3, 2013
Colorado State University
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Wyoming Section SRM
38th Annual Old West Regional Range Judging Contest

Oct. 11-12, 2013
Douglas, WY

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

Tombstone, AZ
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Sixth Western Native Plant Conference
Western Forestry and Conservation Association 

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

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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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2014 SWCS Meeting

July 27-30, 2014
Chicago IL

Call for Presentations coming soon!!!