In This Issue
President's Message
Teaching Nominations
Redd Fund Announcement
Excellence in Rangeland Management
Call for Papers and Posters
Rangeland Cup
WY SRM Meeting Webinar
Tamarisk Coalition
Other Events of Interest
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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 - Oct. 23, 2013

Election Message from
SRM President Wally Butler 

Greetings SRM Members,


I hope this note finds you well. Please take an extra minute and read this entire update as the SRM Board of Directors (BOD) and staff have a very important message to pass along to you, the SRM Member.


SRM is retracting the ballot containing the proposed amendment changes to the SRM Bylaws. However, please note that the ballot as it relates to the election of 2nd Vice President and Board Directors remains in effect and will be tallied in accordance with the current bylaws.


Please keep reading here as I provide some necessary background information on how the proposed amendments to the bylaws and associated ballot came to be.


During the SRM Summer Board of Directors Meeting in 2012, the SRM Bylaws Taskforce was created. The taskforce took on the challenging job of reviewing and proposing needed clarifications to the current SRM bylaws.  During the SRM Summer BOD meeting this past August (2013) the taskforce presented their recommendations to the SRM BOD. There was a great deal of constructive discussion that occurred on the proposed changes as presented by the taskforce and the BOD took into account the reasoning and recommendations for these changes before voting in support of the offered amendments.


The board's directive was carried out by the staff as the proposed bylaws changes were included on the election ballot. However, upon further review it was noted that any changes to the SRM bylaws require a mail-out ballot. Upon this realization and clarification, the SRM BOD instructed staff to retract the ballot as it pertains to the proposed bylaws changes.


So to reiterate, the SRM ballot containing the proposed amendment changes to the bylaws has been retracted and votes will not be tallied on this portion of the ballot. The officers' election remains in effect and the results in this section will be tallied and relayed in the usual fashion.


In closing, I want to invite you to join the SRM Board of Directors, staff and myself on a special SRM open conference call. The goal of the call is to provide an update on SRM activities as it relates to the past few months. Everything from a new publication, online trainings, to SRM's work updating the bylaws will be covered. We'll also discuss efforts currently underway regarding membership, both in terms of current numbers and recruitment activities. The call will be held as an open forum. We'll provide a brief update and then seek input from you as to your thoughts; the call will be open for any comments or questions that you have. Please make a note to join us on one of these dates:

Thursday, Nov. 14 at 7:30 pm MST OR

Friday, Nov. 15 noon MST

Dial: 1-857-232-0300, then enter the code: 012010#

(same number and code for both calls)


Thank you for your continued involvement in SRM and I'll talk to you in November.


Wally Butler, SRM President 2013

(208) 484-9802


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.

Click here for more information and nomination forms.
Redd Fund for Rancher Sponsorship:
Deadline - Dec. 1, 2013

Are you a rancher or do you know ranchers who would be interested in attending the SRM annual meeting? Help is out there! The Redd Fund is a cost-sharing joint venture between the Charles Redd Foundation and SRM in part to recruit ranchers by helping them attend annual meetings.

Nominations of individuals shall be made by Sections to the BOD by Dec. 1st for consideration. Selected ranchers who attend the annual meeting also receive a complimentary one year membership in SRM!

For details on program guidelines and nomination forms, please see the Redd Fund tab on the Outreach, Communication and Website Committee webpage at: http://www.rangelands.org/outreachcommunication/.

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 jwags@uwyo.edu:

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

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

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 john.turpin@la.usda.gov.


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.  


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Wyoming Section Meeting Available Via Webinar!  


Is your travel budget limited? Have you wanted to attend a different SRM Section's meeting but haven't had the opportunity? The Wyoming Section is offering an online-only version of the technical presentations from their section meeting Nov. 12-13. The 'webinar' option provides an opportunity to share rangeland-related information with an audience where physical travel to the meeting may not be practical. Wyoming Section members, members from other sections or non-members are welcome to participate. For a detailed agenda of the meeting, visit www.rangelands.org/wyoming. To register for the meeting (for full registration or webinar option), visit http://wysrm2013.eventbrite.com, the 'Webinar only' registration is at the bottom of the registration options.


Tamarisk Coalition's 12th Annual Conference:

Riparian Restoration in the Western U.S. 

Feb. 18-20, 2014, Grand Junction, C


We are now accepting abstracts for both oral presentations and posters. The conference will focus on oral and poster presentations from researchers, on-the-ground practitioners, consultants, and others involved directly or indirectly in the restoration of riparian systems impacted by woody invasives and other troublesome secondary weeds. The conference will be held at Colorado Mesa University February 18 & 19, 2014, with an additional half day of field trips and/or workshops on February 20th, 2014. The conference will be held in partnership with the Water Center at Colorado Mesa University and Colorado State University Extension. In the past, our conferences have alternated years with one year focusing on academic speakers and the following year focusing on on-the-ground practitioner speakers. This year we are combining the best of both worlds and will be hearing from a great mixture of both!


Abstracts for both oral presentations and posters will be accepted until Oct. 31st. Also, exhibit space and sponsorship opportunities are available. Please see the following website for more details:


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.


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!

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SRM Section Meetings

North Central Section Website: 


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

More Info


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 

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

Tombstone, AZ
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Sagebrush of Colorado
Nov. 2 or 3, 2013
Colorado State University
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!!!