In This Issue
Room Request Form
Room & Ride Share
Redd Fund Announcement
YPC Scholarships Available
Call for Exhibitors and Sponsors
Excellence in Rangeland Management
2015 Call for Award Nominations
Call for Volunteers
Other Events of Interest
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From Dusty Trails to Waning Wetlands

February 8-13, 2014
Orlando, FL


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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 - Nov. 20, 2013

Congrats to Texas SRM Members George Peacock and Homer Sanchez on their Retirements!

2014 SRM Annual Meeting Committee & Meeting Room Request Form 


Have you requested a room for your meeting at the 2014 Annual Meeting, Technical Training and Trade Show?  If not, requests are still being accepted.  Please click here to request a room for the 2014 SRM meeting in Orlando.

Please note that rooms are not guaranteed past the Sept. 6, 2013 deadline.  Additionally, based on the timing of the request, your event may not make it into the 2014 SRM printed program.


2014 SRM AM Room & Ride Share
Room and Ride Share information is now available on the conference website on the Hotels and Travel page http://rangelands.org/orlando2014/hotel_travel.html.  If you are interested in posting your name, phone number and email for the Roommate and/or  Ride Share please provide contact information and dates you are looking for a ride or room sharing to Angie Reid at areid@ttrs.org and it will be posted.
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/.

$500 YPC Travel Scholarships!
The Young Professionals Conclave (YPC) is offering two $500 scholarships to help two lucky young professionals attend the 2014 SRM Annual Meeting and Trade Show in Orlando, Florida. These scholarships may be used for any costs accrued in the attendance of the meeting, and will be awarded at the awards banquet.
Membership in the YPC is not required to apply for the scholarship, and there are no age restrictions. All professionals new to the field with five years' experience or less are welcome to apply. The deadline has been extended to Dec. 13, 2013 so get those applications in folks!
Click here for more information and to obtain an application form.
Call for Exhibitors and Sponsors!


Organizations, government agencies, international bodies and students are invited to become supporting partners in hosting the Society for Range Management Annual Meeting, Technical Training and Trade Show. 


SRM brings together a diverse international and national audience of approximately 1,000 range management scientists, students and practitioners to address challenges and share information about restoration projects, programs, and research from across the globe - North & South America, Africa, Australia, Asia & Europe.


Click here for more info information about Sponsorships and click here for more information about becoming an Exhibitor.


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.  


2015 Call for Award Nominations 


The deadline to submit Awards Nominations for the 2015 Annual Meeting is fast-approaching! Deadline for nominations: 

The Awards Committee will be accepting nominations until April 30, 2014 for Honor Awards to be presented at the 2015 Annual Meeting in Sacramento, California.


SRM Honor Award categories are:


The FREDERIC G. RENNER AWARD is the most prestigious award bestowed by the Society for Range Management. The primary criterion for selection of a recipient for this award is sustained outstanding accomplishment(s) in, or continuing contribution(s) to, any aspect of range science and range management by an active and contributing member of the Society. One award can be given annually.


W. R. CHAPLINE LAND STEWARDSHIP AWARD gives special recognition to members of the Society for exceptional accomplishments and contributions in the application of the art and science of range management to specific rangeland entities such as wildlife and domestic livestock use on such lands. One award can be given annually.


W. R. CHAPLINE RESEARCH AWARD gives special recognition to members of the Society for exceptional and sustained research accomplishments in range science and associated disciplines. One award can be given annually.


SUSTAINED LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD is presented by the Society to members for long-term contributions to the art and science of range management and to the Society for Range Management. More than one award can be given annually.


OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD is presented by the Society for outstanding achievement for eminently note-worthy contributions to the range profession to members and other qualified individuals and groups working with rangelands. This award is given in Stewardship and Academic streams. Several awards can be given annually.


OUTSTANDING YOUNG RANGE PROFESSIONAL AWARD is presented by the Society to an individual member who has demonstrated extraordinary potential and promise as a range management professional. This award is presented as an encouragement for outstanding performance by young men and women entering the profession of range management. The nominee shall not have reached his or her 40th birthday by January 1st of the year the award is to be conferred. More than 1 award can be given annually.


The title of FELLOW is conferred upon members of the Society in recognition of exceptional service to the Society and its programs in advancing the science and art of range-related resource management. This high honor is granted in the belief that special recognition should be given for exceptional and dedicated service to the Society.


Visit http://www.rangelands.org/awards/ for detailed information and instructions on the award nomination process (Instructions to Nominators, Award Nomination Form).


SRM 2014 Annual Meeting: Call for Volunteers

The 2014 Annual Meeting Planning Committee is in of need volunteers for the Society for Range Management - 67th Annual International Meeting, Technical Training & Trade Show in Orlando, FL, Feb. 8-13, 2014. Please consider helping us when you have free time. We need Volunteers for several areas of the meeting, including:

  • Registration helpers, especially in the early days of the meeting. Help will be needed any time the registration desk is open. Any time you can help will be appreciated.
  • Entrance controllers for special sessions with registered attendance. Volunteers will work a one hour time slot 30 minutes before and after the start of the session.

No special requirements are required of Volunteers; we just need your time. Please email flsrm@embarqmail.com with your days/times of availability. Thank you for volunteering!


Marilyn Samuel, Orlando 2014 Volunteer Coordinator

Utah State, Asst.Professor, Ecology and Sustainability of Rangelands


The Department of Wildland Resources, Quinney College of Natural Resources at Utah State University (Logan campus;

http://www.cnr.usu.edu/wild/) invites applications for a nine-month tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level. Responsibilities will be approximately 55% research, 35% teaching, and 10% service.


Anticipated start date is August 2014. For a complete position description and application instructions please see:

http://jobs.usu.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=59380. Contact Peter Adler (peter.adler@usu.edu) with questions.


Call for Nominations - Scientific Achievement Award  


The Forest Service and its partners-the National Association of University Forest Resources Programs, the Society of American Foresters, and the Canadian Institute of Forestry-are looking forward to hosting the XXIV World Congress of the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) in Salt Lake City, UT, on Oct. 5-11, 2014 (http://www.iufro2014.com).


At each World Congress, IUFRO honors one or two truly outstanding scientists with the IUFRO Host Country Scientific Achievement Award. This award is an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to recognize a distinguished career that has had exceptional impact. The recipients of this prestigious award should be regarded as the preeminent forest scientists of contemporary times in the United States of America. Nominees do not need to be affiliated with an IUFRO member organization.


SRM members are invited to submit nominations for the IUFRO Host Country Scientific Achievement Award. The selection criteria, eligibility, nomination process, and information

required are explained in detail in the Call for Nominations. Download that document by clicking the "Read More" link at



Dec. 31, 2013, is the deadline to submit completed nomination forms and reference letters to me via email (rguldin@fs.fed.us). The IUFRO Honors and Awards Committee will make the final selections.


UW Extension Range Specialist Receives Newer Employee Honor


The University of Wyoming Extension has recognized a range specialist, known for her high level of activity. Rachel Mealor received the Newer Employee Recognition Award during the organization's training conference in Casper Nov. 4-7.

Mealor, a Rock Springs native, received her bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Wyoming. She joined extension in 2007. Mealor made 20 invited presentations in Wyoming and neighboring states last year and received the Outstanding Young Range Professional Award from the Society for Range Management. She has been a guest lecturer and written or co-written journal articles and extension publications and is active in extension's sustainable management of rangeland resources team.


2014 Kansas Natural Resources Conference                              


Plans are underway for the 2014 KNRC! Check back often for updates, registration information, conference schedule and the call for papersJoin natural resource professionals, students and managers representing more than six professional societies to discuss the advancements and research surrounding the field of natural resources at this annual conference. 

This year's plenary session theme will feature speakers on the following topic:
"Forty Years of the Endangered Species Act: Living with Endangered Species in Kansas".

Research projects, papers and posters on all natural resource topics will be presented, including:  Forestry, Wetlands, Fisheries, Wildlife, Range Management, Soil and Water Conservation, and Natural Resource Education.

Call for Papers: Cool-Season Invasive Grasses in the Northern Great Plains 

A workshop at the Northern Great Plains Section Meeting on current knowledge of the cool-season invasive grasses in the Northern Great Plains will be held in Fargo, ND at the Holiday Inn on Tuesday March 18 - Wednesday March 19, 2014.



Deadline for abstracts: December 31, 2013 / Submit to:

Invasive Plants Webinar
The NAIPSC is hosting a webinar on Phragmites australis, which is one of the most widespread invasive plant species in North America. Since 2008, a focused effort to eradicate or significantly reduce P. australis has been on going in the state of Nebraska. A report on this effort will be given along with insights on control options, monitoring, and integrating land owners in the process from the outset through to the final stages and beyond.


This webinar will take place on November 21 at noon (Central Standard Time). It is part of the 2013-2014 NAIPSC Webinar Series and is being offered FREE to all. For more information about the webinar and viewing details, visit the NAIPSC website (http://ipscourse.unl.edu).

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: 


2013 CalPac Fall Meeting

Nov. 25-26, 2013
Point Reyes National Seashore CA

More Info


Colorado Section 2013 Annual Meeting 

Forging Resilience: Land, Communities and the Next Generation

Dec. 4-5, 2013 

Colorado Springs, CO  

More Info 


Nevada Section SRM Meeting - Tools & Mgmt Applications Workshop for Managing Greater Sage-Grouse

Dec. 11-12, 2013
Reno, NV
More Info    


NM Section Winter Meeting

Jan. 9-10, 2013
Truth or Consequences, NM

(Business Meeting: Evening of Jan 9)


Kansas Natural Resources Conference

Jan. 30-31, 2014
Wichita, KS

(KS Section BOD Meeting: Jan. 30, 4:30PM)


OK Section Joint w/the OK Chapter of The Wildlife Society

Jan. 30-31, 2014


NGP Section BOD Meeting @ SRM Annual Meeting

Feb. 11, 2014 at 4 PM

Orlando, FL

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   


The Role of Fire in Shortgrass Rangelands
Nov. 21, 2013
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



9th Annual Summit: California Rangeland Conservation Coalition - "Keeping Rangelands and Ranches Viable for Wildlife, Wetlands and Water"

Jan. 21-22, 2013
Oakdale, CA


1st Annual NAIPSC Web Course

Jan. 22-23, 2014

More Info:  Steve.Young@UNL.edu


74th Annual Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference
Jan. 26-29, 2014

Sheraton Kansas City, Kansas City Missouri
More Information


2014 SWCS Meeting

July 27-30, 2014
Chicago IL

Call for Presentations coming soon!!!