In This Issue
Annual Meeting Announcements
January Rangeland News
Just Out of the Chute
Room & Ride Share
Room Request
Call for Volunteers
Position Announcement: Ag Research Manager
Position Announcement: Range Ecologist
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 - Jan. 24, 2014


Pre-registration has now ended, all remaining registration must occur on-site including purchase of tour, dinner bus, and SRM Gala tickets.  Please purchase event tickets as soon as you arrive as the Disney Wilderness Preserve tour is sold out and several others are close to being sold out. 

LAST CALL: If you have not made your hotel reservation, please do so immediately, the Caribe is no longer holding rooms for our group so once they are gone you will have to find other accommodations.


Correction to Program: Pre-registration and On-site registration will both be located at the Royal Palm Registration Desk on Saturday the 8th and Thursday the 13th.  Sunday the 9th - Wednesday the 12th Pre-registration will be located at the Caribe Registration Desk and On-site will remain at the Royal Palm Registration Desk. 


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!



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

January Rangeland News is Now Available Online! 


Highlights Include:

Check out the new online version of the Rangeland News at www.rangelandnews.org. 

"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.

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.
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

Lost Resource:  Harold Goetz


Harold Goetz went to be with the Lord on Jan. 17, 2014. He was born on Dec. 20, 1932 to Alex and Emma Goetz of Halliday, N.D. He received his elementary education at a country school but did not go to high school in order to help run the family farm. He served in the Army during the Korean War era. While in the Army, he also studied and received his GED. Following his discharge, he attended junior college in Bottineau, N.D. In August 1960, he married Lorna Hall, who also attended the same college. He later completed his B.S. degree at North Dakota State University (NDSU) in Fargo, N.D. In 1960, he was awarded a Fullbright scholarship to study at a university in Hohenheim, Germany. Upon his return from Germany, he attended NDSU and received his Masters Degree in Botany and Zoology and furthered his education at the University of Utah, where he received his Doctorate Degree in Range Management. 


International Conference Bound: Range Club Fundraises for SRM 2014 AM

By Zack Oldroyd ([email protected])


Utah State University Range Club raised funds to participate in the SRM 67th International Meeting, Technical Training and Trade Show!


For the full article click here:



SRM Editor's Note:  The original article mistakenly indicates some USU Student Competition placements.


Actual placement for USU participants in the Student Competitions is as follows:

Collegiate Trail Boss Award

Plant ID Contest (Team) - 4th Place

               (1st place - Antonio Narro)

URME(Individual and Team) - 1st Place

Rangeland Cup - 2nd Place

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: Ag Research Manager / Specialist, Natural Resource Management, SDSU West River Ag Center, Rapid City, SD  


$14.76- $18.45/hour, depending upon qualifications, plus benefits.  This position is grant-funded through 2016; continuation beyond 2016 contingent upon additional funding.  Collaborate within a team of Range Science and Animal Science faculty, staff, and graduate students to conduct vegetation and livestock research activities in a multi-state project, including vegetation sampling; livestock behavior monitoring; cattle nutrition sampling; accurate data collection, entry, and proofing; writing reports; supervising  data collection crews, and maintaining equipment and facilities.  Position is located in western South Dakota and based out of the SDSU West River Ag Center in Rapid City, SD.  Considerable time will be spent at the study area near McLaughlin, SD, located 40 miles NW of Mobridge, SD on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation.  Travel is required.  Interpersonal, organizational and strong critical thinking skills are required.  Bachelor's degree in Range Science, Animal Science, or closely related field preferred.   Plant identification skills, GPS and GIS experience, and 1 or more years related experience preferred. Valid South Dakota driver's license is required.  Possession of or ability to obtain a SD Commercial Pesticide Applicator's License is required.  Opportunity available to pursue advanced degree concurrent with employment.


Application Deadline: Feb. 28, 2014       

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/


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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   


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
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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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