In This Issue
Annual Meeting Announcements
ESD Workshop Information
Submit Award Nominations
Student Conclave Newsletter Now Available
Lost Resource: Harvey Sprock
VGS User Group & Seminar
Join YPC at the Annual Meeting
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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Jenny Pluhar

2nd Vice-President:
Pat Shaver

Executive Vice-President:
Jess Peterson


Val Anderson
Misty Hays
Ken Fulgham

Leonard Jolley

Paul Loeffler


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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. 31, 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 "SRM Orlando 2014" 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).

Live Streaming Access to ESD Workshops - Orlando 2014


This year, in a joint effort with our federal agency partners, the ESD Workshop series currently scheduled at Orlando will be available for live-streaming access as well as archived access for use at a later date over the course of the year.


This means that even if a trip to Orlando isn't in your near future, you won't have to miss out on the trainings, CEUs, and information that will be included through these workshops.  Whether you can set aside time to gather folks in your office to watch the workshops live or simply take some time out of your day over the next few months to view them on your own, this is an opportunity we are excited to be able to present.


We heard the call from those of you unable to attend the meeting in Orlando this year, and while we wish you were able to physically be there and able to take part in all that the Annual Meeting has to offer, we didn't want you to miss out on the great information being presented-so in light of that, this effort was born!


Of particular note, 3 ESD Workshops have been approved for 4 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and one is approved for 2 � CEUS.  If you take the course online-be sure to input your contact information--as that is how we will communicate and ensure that you receive your well-earned units.


Given the immense support from our federal agency partners, we will be able to offer COMPLIMENTARY seats to those agency employees who wish to view the workshops LIVE.  There is a limited number of seats available for the live-streaming portion of this effort, so be sure and sign-up TODAY!  There are 500 "seats" available for the live-streaming of each workshops, first come, first serve-don't miss out!


If you aren't able to participate live, don't worry.  Following the Annual Meeting, each workshop will be available for you to watch as your time allows and the same CEUs will still be offered.  These recorded sessions will have a nominal fee, please be on the lookout for this information in the coming months.


In order to take part in the workshops, you will need to register and then log-in to the following site via our portal through OmNovia, please read the registration information as follows:


Registration is mandatory for these events. Please use the following URL to register for this event:


Web Link for Registration: http://rangemanagement.omnovia.com/register


You may choose to register for individual workshops by clicking on the "Sign Up" button next to the workshop, or you can sign up for all four workshops by checking the "Select All Events" box at the top of the sign-up page.


You may enter the event up to 30 minutes before the start of the event but you cannot enter 30 minutes after the event has started.


Please ensure contact information is current as this is how you will receive CEU credits.


Once there, you will log-in with your information.  Be aware, there is a cap on the number of those who can take part in this effort live, the first 500 will get access-so sign-up fast!  The archived access which is available after the workshops have taken place does not have a cap or limit, so don't worry-you won't miss out if you aren't able to watch them live.


Make a note in your calendars as to which workshops you'd like to either watch live or bookmark for later use:

  • Monday, Feb. 10th: 1:00-5:00pm EST-- ESD Workshop: ESD Uses and Users
  • Tuesday, Feb. 11th: 1:00-5:00pm EST-- ESD Workshop: Unifying Concepts for Riparian Ecological Sites
  • Wednesday, Feb. 12th: 8:00-Noon EST-- Emerging Technologies for ESD Development
  • Wednesday, Feb. 12th: 1:00-5:00pm EST-- Integrating Ecological Sites into a Spatial Hierarchy to Improve Predictions

If you have any questions regarding the live-streaming, archived access, log-in/registration information or this effort in general, please email SRM Washington, D.C. Liaison Kelly Fogarty at [email protected].


Submit Award Nominations for the 2015 Annual Meeting by April 30, 2014! 


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)  


Electronic submissions can be made directly to Vicky Trujillo ([email protected]).  

Hardcopy submissions can be made to:
Awards Nominations
Society for Range Management
6901 S Pierce St Ste 225
Littleton, CO  80128


Hard copies of the instructions and format for nominations are available from Vicky Trujillo at: [email protected], Phone:  303-986-3309, FAX:  303-986-3892. If you have specific questions regarding the nomination process, please contact the Awards Committee Chair, Jim Waggoner, at [email protected] or by phone at 307-766-2365. Thank you for taking the time and effort to nominate deserving individuals and groups for an SRM Honor Award!   

SRM Student Conclave Newsletter Now Available!

The latest SRM Student Conclave Newsletter is now available -http://www.rangelands.org/studentconclave/01-14-student-conclave-newsletter.pdf


Lost Resource:  Harvey Sprock 


Harvey Sprock, NRCS Area Rangeland Management Specialist in Greeley, CO, passed away in his home Jan. 24, 2014. His career spanned nearly 46 years in SCS/NRCS.

Harvey's life-long passion was the stewardship of Colorado's rangelands, through science-based principles. He was a strong advocate of holistic resource management and was able to see the cause and effects of management related issues. He challenged others to think in terms of solving the problem and not treating the symptoms. Harvey worked individually with many ranchers in northeastern Colorado, NRCS employees, and partners. He also spoke at many workshops, provided training, and was an active member in the Colorado Section SRM since 1970, where he was a former President and Board Member. He mentored many young professionals in their careers. One of his favorite games with new employees was "stump the chump" to sharpen their field plant ID skills. Harvey also provided leadership and authored Ecological Site Descriptions for eastern Colorado. He provided many "teaching moments" in his career.


Harvey received many awards during his career including: Society for Range Management "Outstanding Achievement" Award at the 2010 International Meeting in Denver, CO, the Trail Boss award from the Colorado Section - SRM, numerous certificates of merit and certificates of appreciation from NRCS throughout his career along with appreciation awards from both the FFA and 4-H. Harvey will be greatly missed.


Going to Orlando?
VGS User Group & Seminar 


VGS= Vegetation/GIS data System

(Free tablet/PC software for field sampling and data management)


��������������Sneak peek at new VGS Version 4.0

Launch of new support web site

Demos, tips & tricks, feedback


Users and anyone interested are welcome

Hosted by the University of Arizona and USDA Forest Service


Tuesday (2/11/2014) 1:00pm - 3:00pm (Drop in any time)

Meeting Room - Bonaire 6


Join the Young Professionals Conclave at the 201 SRM Annual Meeting    


The Young Professional Conclave invites all young professional to join us at the 2014 SRM Annual Meeting for the following YPC events!

  • The YPC Social, Monday, Feb. 10th at 7:30 pm at Frankie Farrell's Irish Pub. Meet at registration at 7 pm to join the group for the walk to the pub.
  • The YPC Business Meeting, Tuesday, Feb. 11th @ 10:30 am. Join us for our annual meeting, presentations, and elections for the YPC Board in Boca Room 5.
Don't forget to get your SRM 2014 Wild Rag while supplies last at the YPC table at registration. This year's commemorative wild rag is a beautiful blue silk with brands from the Southern and Florida SRM Sections. Only $30, but with a very limited supply so hurry!


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.


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   


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)

More Information 


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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