In This Issue
Early Registration
Annual Meeting - Fun in the Sun
Winter Rangeland News Available
Room & Ride Share
Student Chapter Display Contest
Room Request
Call for Exhibitors and Sponsors
Call for Volunteers
SRM Section Meetings
Other Events of Interest
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 Annual Meeting:
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 - Dec. 20, 2013

Don't forget! Register today for the 67th Annual International Meeting, Technical Training & Tradeshow in Orlando
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from the Society for Range Management!

2014 SRM Annual Meeting -

Fun in the Sun!  

Angie Reid, Planning Committee Co-Chair


Greetings from Florida! Right about now I know you cannot wait to get to Orlando in February for the 67th Annual International Meeting, Technical Training and Trade Show! As I look out my window right now I see a beautiful blue sky filled with sunshine and a gentle breeze blowing in the pines. Come February you could be seeing the same thing, out the window of your suite at the Caribe Royal Hotel!

I just can't stress enough how excited the Orlando Planning Committee is about our program and what we have put together for you this year. Imagine yourself sitting poolside while I tell you about it . . .


You look out your window as your plane begins to descend and you see this color; it's vaguely familiar but your brain is having a hard time placing it. It's GREEN! You'll think you just landed in a lush jungle compared to the igloo you just left! After getting your luggage and walking outside to take your first breath of warm Florida air (and take a moment to peel off your parka), you'll jump on the discount shuttle  to the Caribe Royal where you will check-in and make your way to your suite. You'll want to take some time to relax upon arrival because once the conference gets going you won't want to waste time in your room!     


The meeting will kick off with our Plenary Session, at which you will hear nationally renowned speakers talking to us about rangelands in Florida and the history and management of drought. Next you will be dazzled by the multitude of  workshops, forums, symposia, technical sessions and trainings
such as: Kentucky Bluegrass Dynamics in the Northern Great Plains, The Producer's Forum, Healing the Land and Building Soil Health, Integrating Social and Economic Indicators for Sustainable Rangeland Management, various Ecological Site Description Workshops; and that's just a small fraction!


There are several technical tours to choose from; TNC's Disney Wilderness Preserve, Deseret Ranch and Invasive Species Ecology and Management in Florida (make sure not to bring back any pythons from this tour!). Deseret Ranch is currently sold out but we are doing our best to get permission for another bus load! Our companion tours include Kennedy Space Center, Wild Florida Airboat Rides and Wildlife Park and Beer Tasting at Orlando Brewing Co. and Sea Dog Brewing Co. with your 50 newest best friends. Don't forget about the Job Fair  or Trade Show either!   


If you plan to attend the Kennedy Space Center Companion Tour please register before Jan. 10, 2014. If the minimum amount of registrants have not paid by this date we will have to cancel this tour.


Students will be kept busy with the usual activities and competitions and we have plenty of evening activities to help you unwind from your thoroughly educational days. As usual, we will be two-stepping at the dance to Cross Canyon. You certainly want to make sure you get your ticket for the SRM Gala with The Bellamy Brothers and enjoy this special treat.   


Evening dinner buses  will be lined up waiting to take you to Orlando CityWalk and Downtown Disney. We want to make sure you get to see all the magic Orlando has to offer!  


I hope I haven't overwhelmed you but I think I've made my point as to why this is one meeting you DO NOT want to miss!  Register today and we will see you in February in Orlando!


Don't forget to include your Gala, tour and evening dinner bus tickets with your registration.      

The Winter Print Edition of Rangeland News is Now Available!


Highlights Include:

  • Learning from Our Past - Leonard Jolley, SRM Director 
  • Message from SRM President Wally Butler
  • EVP Message from Jess Peterson  
  • 67th Annual Meeting: From Dusty Trails to Waning Wetlands   
  • Capital Update from Kelly Fogarty 
  • 2015 Honor Award Nominations Announcement  
  • Lost Resources
  • Trail Boss Cookbook Recipe:  Pork & Red Chili    
 Click here to view the print version of the Winter 2013 Rangeland News  and you can still view the November online version at www.rangelandnews.org.      
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 [email protected] and it will be posted.
Student Chapter Display Contest 
This is for all student chapters who want to participate in the Student Chapter Display Contest at this year's SRM national conference in Florida. Be sure to submit an application and registration as an exhibitor to get your booth space. If you plan on participating please have a representative from your student chapter email Rory O'Connor ([email protected]) or Marji Patz ([email protected]) to let them get a head count.

Committee & Meeting Room Request Form for SRM 2014 AM Orlando

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. 

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.


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 [email protected] with your days/times of availability. Thank you for volunteering!


Marilyn Samuel, Orlando 2014 Volunteer Coordinator

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.


Visit http://www.rangelands.org/awards/

for detailed information about the awards and instructions on the award nomination process (Instructions to Nominators, Award Nomination Form). 


Eastern Red Cedar on Indian Land Workshop, Jan. 22, 2014

The Division of Natural Resources, Eastern Oklahoma Region, Bureau of Indian Affairs, is sponsoring an Eastern Red Cedar on Indian Lands Workshop at the Eastern Oklahoma Regional Office in Muskogee, Oklahoma on Wednesday, January 22, 2014. The purpose of the workshop is to inform the Oklahoma Tribes and Restricted Indian landowners of the Eastern Red Cedar encroachment, removal methods and commercial use. There is potential for economic development to the Tribes and Landowners. Biomass utilization of Eastern Red Cedar will also increase Hazardous Fuels Reduction funding prioritization.


The Natural Resources Staff would like to invite the Oklahoma Tribes and Restricted Landowners to attend. If possible please call in for registration so we can set up the room for maximum participation. For registration and any additional information contact Sheldon Sankey, Fuels Technician, at (918) 781-4642.

Society for Ecological Restoration, Northwest Chapter, Call for Symposia


We invite symposia proposals for the upcoming Society for Ecological Restoration, Great Basin and Northwest Chapters conference, to be held Oct. 6-10, 2014, at the Eagle Crest Resort in Redmond, OR. Proposals are due Jan. 31, 2014.


Please e-mail full proposal to the Symposia Committee Chair at [email protected]  

2014 NAIPSC Webinar Series Schedule Announced


 You've been waiting for the second half of the 2013-2014 NAIPSC Webinar Series. You'll be surprised to see that we've doubled the number of webinars from the first half and have covered a broad range of topics and geographic regions. 


Click here to view the full schedule of webinars.  


Stockmanship Courses Announced 


Low-Stress Livestock Handling - A Seminar Presented By
The Whole Picture Consulting, LLC & Sustain Environmental

Sponsored By  

The Paicines Ranch & TomKat Ranch Educational Foundation

A 1-Day Pre-Conference Seminar at EcoFarm

Asilomar Conference Grounds - Pacific Grove, CA

Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

More information  


34th Annual EcoFarm Conference:  Gather and Grow

Jan. 22 - 25, 2014



Attention Range & Ag Clubs!   


We are excited to announce an opportunity for your college Range and Ag Clubs, SCIENCE IN THE SAGEBRUSH STEPPE: A RANGELAND MANAGEMENT EVENT OUT ON THE RANGE!


We would like to invite your clubs to the Northern Great Basin Experimental Range (NGBER) on April 24-27, 2014 for this range management event which will be led by scientists from the Eastern Oregon Ag. Research Center.


We are planning on a fun time for students with learn-by-doing activities and a chance to meet with their peers. All you have to do is get your clubs to the NGBER - we are expecting to have sponsors for all the meals and there is no charge for the facilities. We are planning on students tenting but we do have indoor options for inclement weather. Please let me know if your club members are interested and approximate number that would be attending and feel free to distribute to other Range Club advisors that you think may be interested in having their clubs attend.

More Information


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: Dec. 31, 2013 / Submit to:

[email protected].

Range Photo Quiz Question 



Buffalo (Bison Bison) are said to have once roamed North American rangelands in uncountable millions. What might be noted about this solitary survivor - and the "range" upon which he roams? Bonus Question: near which latitude 36.5166 community might this scene be found?


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!   

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: 


NM Section Winter Meeting

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

(Business Meeting: Evening of Jan 9)


Idaho SRM Section Winter Meeting: Aspen Ecology and Management

Jan. 14, 2014

Eastern Idaho Technical College, BLDG#6, Idaho Falls, Idaho

More Information


Kansas Natural Resources Conference

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

Jan. 30-31, 2014
Wichita, KS


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

Jan. 30-31, 2014


Northern Great Plains Section Meeting 

Feb. 11, 2014 at 4 PM

Orlando, FL @ SRM Annual Meeting

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   


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:  [email protected]   


Low-Stress Livestock Handling Seminar

A 1-Day Pre-Conference Seminar at EcoFarm

Asilomar Conference Grounds - Pacific Grove, CA

Jan. 22, 2014  from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

More Information 


34th Annual EcoFarm Conference:  Gather and Grow

Jan. 22 - 25, 2014



74th Annual Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference 

Jan. 26-29, 2014Sheraton Kansas City, Kansas City Missouri
More Information


60th Anniversary of the Walnut Gulch Experimental Watershed

March 6-7, 2014


Cool-Season Invasive Grasses in the Northern Great Plains

Tuesday March 18 - Wednesday March 19, 2014

The Holiday Inn in Fargo, ND (3803 13th Ave S)


Sagebrush Steppe:  

A Rangeland Management Event Out On the Range!

April 24-27, 2014

Eastern Oregon Ag Research Center
More Information  


2014 SWCS Meeting

July 27-30, 2014
Chicago IL

Call for Presentations coming soon!!!