In This Issue
Early Registration
Annual Meeting - Fun in the Sun
Lost Resource: Jack Lavin
Room & Ride Share
Student Chapter Display Contest
Room Request
Call for Volunteers
2015 Call for Award Nominations
2015 Call for Award Nominations
2015 Call for Award Nominations
2015 Call for Award Nominations
SRM Section Meetings
Other Events of Interest
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From Dusty Trails to Waning Wetlands

February 8-13, 2014
Orlando, FL


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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 - Jan. 17, 2014


Pre-Registration Ends TODAY! 
Jan. 17 is the last day rooms at the Caribe Royale are guaranteed to be available. To make your hotel reservations call (888)-258-7501 and mention  SRM or go to https://resweb.passkey.com/go/srm2014


To guarantee a spot on tours and dinner buses please pre-register. There will be no on-site ticket purchases for the Disney Wilderness Preserve or Wild Florida Airboat Tours, and ticket sales for the Beer Tasting and Kennedy Space Center tours will end the day prior to tour departure.


Technical Service Provider Workshop Cancelled:

Those who have already registered will be contacted regarding alternate training opportunities.


Mobile App Now Live! 

Download the conference mobile app to get all the latest changes and updates to the program. Go to the App store for Apple devices and Google Play for Android devices and search for "SRMOrlando2014" and download the app! 


A second bus has been added to the Deseret Ranch Tour. Register now before it fills up again!


There will be no on-site registration for the Disney Wilderness Preserve Tour on Saturday! You must be registered and on the list for the tour by the early registration deadline of Jan. 17, 2014.



On-site registrants are not guaranteed complimentary registration items (conference bag and clipboard).

"Just Out of the Chute" Late Abstract Submission Available 


Angie Reid, Planning Committee Co-Chair  

 Announcing "Just Out of the Chute Late Abstract Submission" for the SRM AM14 in Orlando, Florida.


Presentations will not make it into the printed program but will be included in the Daily Trail Boss as well as the mobile application. Acceptance is not guaranteed but will be fit into the program to fill cancellations.  

Email submissions directly to Program Chair Mike Turpin at [email protected]


Titles have a 15 word limit and all major words in the title are to be capitalized and scientific names italicized. There is a 300 word maximum for abstracts which must accompany all submissions. Provide author information including name, affiliation and city, state, and country of affiliation for a maximum of 5 authors. Notify the program chair who the presenter will be and whether an oral or poster presentation is preferred.


NOTE: The late submission is only for individuals who are definitely coming to the conference as these submissions will be used to fill cancellations.       


Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM - Orlando, FL


Are you planning on sitting for the CPRM Exam at the 2014 Annual Meeting in Orlando? If so, you must contact Vicky Trujillo at SRM Headquarters to get your name on the list. You must also have a paid application on file by no later than Jan. 24, 2014.  


A CPRM Exam Study Session is tentatively scheduled for Monday, Feb. 10, at 1:00 PM.  For questions or concerns, and to send CPRM materials, contact Vicky at 303-86-3309 or [email protected].

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. 

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

Unsettled Futures for Subsistence Pastoralism: Adapting Livestock Systems in the Face of Changing Climate and Land Use  


A Symposium of the The 67th Annual Meeting of the Society for Range Management, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014 (8 am - 5 pm), Caribe Royale Hotel, Orlando, FL


Sponsored by the Feed the Future Food Security Innovation Lab for Collaborative Research on Adapting Livestock Systems to Climate Change (Livestock-Climate Change Innovation Lab) and the Society for Range Management International Affairs Committee


Climate variability is an important determinant of rangeland, animal, and human health: future changes in precipitation and temperature will impact the quality and quantity of forage available for livestock.  In addition to facing challenges from a changing climate, however, subsistence pastoralists in global drylands also face rapid transformations related to globalization, evolving land use and tenure relationships, and the reorganization of social networks and governance.


Sponsored by the USAID Livestock-Climate Change Innovation Lab and the SRM International Affairs Committee, this Symposium will highlight research in extensive grazing systems aimed at understanding the interactions between climate, management and land use, and implication for ecosystems, livestock and human food security and nutrition.  The Symposium will gather researchers studying livestock production systems in the world's drylands, with particular emphasis on subsistence pastoralists in less developed countries, and the ecological, socio-economic and political environment within which they operate.  Keynote presentations by leaders in the science and policy of pastoralism will anchor morning and afternoon sessions with perspectives on the future of pastoralism in the world's drylands.  Additional invited presentations as part of this Symposium will highlight the social and ecological constraints on pastoral systems and opportunities to increase productivity and sustainability, while reducing vulnerability to future changes in climate, land use, political and economic factors. 


Symposium Organizers: Niall Hanan ([email protected]) and Maria Fernandez-Gimenez ([email protected])


Attention Nebraska SRM Members  


We are making arrangements for the Nebraska Section's dinner and night out in Orlando on Feb. 11 at the National SRM Annual Meeting. We plan to meet at the Bubba Gump Shrimp Co at 6:00 p.m. See their website at http://www.bubbagump.com/locations/orlando/. A coupon is available in your registration packet. They are located about 10 minutes for the conference center. I am trying to get an idea of how many will join us for this meal. 


Please reply to Bob Broweleit, [email protected], if you will be joining us for the Nebraska Section meal so we can make appropriate reservations.  See you in Orlando! 

Position Announcement: Range Ecologist, Fort Hays State University  


Full time 9-month tenure-track biologist with specialization in range ecology. Appointment date: August 2014.


Position requires teaching Range Management, Plant Taxonomy, plus other courses in the Range Management program, potentially including relevant plant identification courses. Minimal qualifications include an earned Ph.D. in biology, range ecology, or an appropriate subdiscipline (ABD will be considered for well-qualified applicants).

Dr. Brian R. Maricle, phone: 785-628-5367, fax: 785-628-4153, email: [email protected]Check Details at: http://www.fhsu.edu/positions/


Lost Resource - Dr. Carl J. Goebel  


Long time SRM member Dr. Carl Goebel (born March 25, 1929) passed away Nov. 20, 2013.  To see a full obituary please go to http://portlandtribune.com/obit/184-wbi-obituaries/202049-dr-carl-j-goebel-.


2014 Tamarisk Coalition's Research and Management Conference, Feb. 18-20


Riparian Restoration in the Western US


Tamarisk Coalition will be teaming up with The Water Center at Colorado Mesa University to host two days of interactive sessions, presentations, and panels highlighting recent advancements and emerging issues in riparian invasive plant management and restoration on Feb. 18 & 19, 2014.  There will also be an additional half day of field trips and/or workshops held on Feb. 20, 2014. The conference will be held at Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction, CO.


In the past, Tamarisk Coalition's conferences have alternated years between presentations with an academic focus and those with an on-the-ground emphasis. This year, we are combining the best of both worlds to bring you a mixture of both research and management.  


This is a great opportunity for land and resource managers, private land owners, researchers, students, and others to convene in a collaborative venue to learn about and discuss the latest trends in riparian restoration and ecology.  


Attendees will also qualify for 16 Continuing Education Units with the Society of Range Management.  Contact Cara at [email protected] for more details.  


Click Here and Register TODAY! Don't miss out!  Early Bird Registration ends Jan. 20  


Click Here to View the Draft Agenda


Jornada Field Botany Workshops  


The Jornada Experimental Range is conducting free bimonthly Field Botany Workshops for anyone who has an interest in learning to identify plants on the Jornada Plain.  Workshops are scheduled for the following dates:

  • Tuesday, March 4, 2014 (White Sands National Monument with David Bustos)
  • Tuesday May 13, 2014
  • Tuesday July 15, 2014
  • Tuesday September 2, 2014
  • Tuesday November 4, 2014

 If you plan to attend a workshop, e-mail or call the Thursday before the workshop.  Field tours will begin at 8:00 am at the East entrance of Wooton Hall, New Mexico State University.  A map will be emailed after you register. Please bring your lunch, plenty of water, sunscreen, and a hat with a wide brim.  If possible bring a hand lens, Kelly Allred's Pocket Guide to the Flora of the Jornada Plain (available at http://www.Lulu.com) or a comparable plant key, and a camera.  The workshop will include at least four typical plant ecosystems within the Jornada Experimental Range.  Personal desires and requests can be scheduled in, such as:

  • A morning tutorial on the  terminology and physiology of plants
  • The use of specific keys
  • Identifying unknown species from  a personal collection
  • Focusing on a functional group, plant family, or area
The workshops should end around 3:00 pm but often extend to 5:00 pm.


To register or for inquiries, email Kirsten Romig at 

kirromig @nmsu.edu or call 575-528-9337.  

For a view of previous workshops visit the Jornada Experimental Range website at http://jornada.nmsu.edu/photo-essay/botany-workshop 

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SRM Section Meetings

North Central Section Website: 


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, 2014 Sheraton Kansas City, Kansas City Missouri
More Information

2014 Tamarisk Coalition's Research and Management Conference

Feb. 18-20, 2014

Colorado Mesa University

Grand Junction, CO More Information 


Jornada Field Botany Workshops
*  Tuesday, March 4, 2014 (White Sands National Monument with David Bustos)
*  Tuesday May 13, 2014
*  Tuesday July 15, 2014
*  Tuesday September 2, 2014
*  Tuesday November 4, 2014
To register or for inquiries, email Kirsten Romig at 
kirromig @nmsu.edu or call 575-528-9337

60th Anniversary of the Walnut Gulch Experimental Watershed

March 6-7, 2014 

Contact Phil for more information:  [email protected]


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)


Ranching and a West That Works
April 24-25, 2014
Lory Student Center Theater - CSU

Earn 9 CEU's (Continuing Education Credits) from the SRM
[email protected]  
More Information


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!!!


Collaborative Restoration:
From Community Efforts to Landscape Scale
October 6 - 10, 2014
Eagle Crest Resort, Redmond, Oregon


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