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Thanks for a Great Meeting!
2014 State of the Society
Submit Award Nominations
Range Photo Quiz
Position Announcement: Ag Research Manager
Position Announcement: Range Ecologist
Other Events of Interest
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USDA-NRCS Webinars Available & Offering SRM Continuing Education Credit (CEUs)

The webinar listing grows daily, so check the site regularly for new entries!


RangeFlash - Feb. 21, 2014

SRM Orlando 2014 - Thanks for a 

Great Meeting Everyone!


First came the welcome, now the farewell.  The 2014 Planning Committee would like to sincerely thank everyone who was able to make it to Orlando for the 67th Annual International Meeting, Technical Training and Trade Show.  We know that many of you overcame significant financial and travel obstacles to attend our meeting but we hope that we were able to meet and even exceed your expectations for this meeting and, if not, at least the weather was nice!  For those of you who were not able to make it, you missed a good meeting and we wish you could have come but hopefully we will see all of you in Sacramento next year!  

2014 State of Society Report: 
Your Society at Work
Jess Peterson, SRM Executive Vice President

2013 was yet another year where SRM continued its efforts to modernize operations, expand membership services and take action on needed task force items. The state of our society remains strong and one that centers on constant growth and flexibility in order to meet the needs of the SRM membership.


In early 2013 SRM transitioned to its new office headquarters in Littleton, CO. The SRM Board of Directors (BOD) utilized the new office space during its summer BOD meeting. The BOD departed with a positive perception, both in terms of the dollars saved through the sale of the old building and the move forward with a more flexible and convenient headquarters.


SRM members have consistently requested that the society present a publication where information is tailored to both the range practitioner and the multi-use land manager in an easily accessible format. It's with that in mind that Stewardship was created. Past-president and Stewardship Editor Gary Frasier is in charge of reviewing and publishing the articles submitted by SRM members. Feedback has been very positive regarding this publication; however, like everything at SRM, it will be made better by YOU.  So please read it and provide feedback at Stewardship@rangelands.org . Also, as you continue your SRM membership recruitment, please feel free to print and circulate copies to promote the Society.


SRM continues to be active with its partners in the natural resources field. Through participation at the Professional Societies Fair held at the USDA, ongoing leadership within the National Horse and Burro Rangeland Management Coalition along with new and simplified agency training and outreach agreements, SRM is on track for another productive year. This will be maybe most apparent in SRM's upcoming role within the NRCS Soil Health Initiative. SRM voiced the necessity of including rangelands within this initiative, and as such, will be playing a pivotal role in this effort in 2014.


SRM remains committed to its membership goals of both retaining and increasing membership. It's with this in mind that the SRM Membership Committee is overseeing the redesign of the SRM membership display.   


Click here to read the full report.


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.


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


Electronic submissions can be made directly to Vicky Trujillo (vtrujillo@rangelands.org).  

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: vtrujillo@rangelands.org, 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 jwags@uwyo.edu 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!   

Range Photo Quiz Question     


Disturbances on rangelands can occur and both landscape and quite localized scales.  What northern plains disturbance is depicted here, and what might account for "the rest of the story?"?



Send your observations (and your own quiz-worthy range photos) to vtrujillo@rangelands.org, subject line "Range Photo Quiz" or CLICK HERE to complete the Range Quiz form. Be sure to include a question and answer with the photo!

Position Announcement: Ag Research Manager / Specialist, Natural Resource Management, SDSU, Rapid City, SD


The SDSU West River Ag Center in Rapid City, SD, is looking to hire an Ag Research Manager/Specialist in Natural Resource Management. $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: brmaricle@fhsu.eduCheck Details at: http://www.fhsu.edu/positions/


The Wonderful World of Cyperaceae  


Saturday, Feb. 22 or Sunday, Feb. 23, 9 am to 3 pm at Colorado Natural Heritage Program office, Ft. Collins 

Presenters: Denise Culver and Pam Smith


Does the word perigynia scare you? What is a stylopodium? If these and other terms make you want to run, we promise this workshop will give you what you need to navigate the Cyperaceae key with confidence. We'll enter into the amazing world of sedges, spikerushes, cottongrasses, and bulrushes. Bring your Colorado Flora, Colorado Wetland Plant Field Guide, hand lens and be ready to have fun and laugh with our "achene" sense of humor. (Both books will be available for sale at the workshop.)


To register, visit the Colorado Native Plant Society website at www.conps.org. Click on the Activities and Workshops tabs.     

How to Collect Native Plants Workshop 


March 1 at USDA Forest Service Office, Ft. Collins 
OR March 8, Jefferson Co. Extension Office, Golden
9 am to 3 pm
Presenters:  Steve Popovich, Melissa Islam and Pam Regensberg


Collecting our native flora is necessary for scientific study. But how can it be done without harming our sometimes fragile populations? When and where is it legal to collect? This workshop will cover how to acquire the proper permits, determine land ownership and how to avoid collecting sensitive species. We'll also walk you through the process of collecting scientific specimens, including how to take field notes. This workshop is perfect for those conducting workshops, field trips or field studies.


To register, visit the Colorado Native Plant Society website at www.conps.org. Click on the Activities and Workshops tabs. Registration is limited so register early. The Registration Fee is $25 for members. Payment is required at the time of registration and can be made with your paypal account or credit card. If you would prefer to pay with a personal check, please make it payable to "CoNPS" and please download the Workshop Registration Form from the website, fill it out and mail it, along with your check, to: CoNPS, c/o Linda Smith, 4057 Cottonwood Drive, Loveland CO 80538. 


Drought: In the Life, Cultures, and Landscapes of the Great Plains 


40th Annual Great Plains Symposium

April 1-4, 2014 - Lincoln, Nebraska

REGISTRATION OPEN NOW AT www.unl.edu/plains


Drought, or the ever-present threat of it, has had a pervasive effect on the region and its people.  It molded the region's settlement patterns, agriculture and commerce, stimulated innovation, aroused conflict between agriculturalists and environmentalists, and fueled litigation between states.  Drought shaped how the people of the Great Plains think of themselves and their region and influenced their culture, literature, and art.  Today it raises concern about whether the region will have sufficient water for its future. 


Scientists and scholars from across the full spectrum of disciplines are invited to share their expertise and perspectives as the symposium explores all aspects, causes, impacts, projections, social and cultural consequences, and ramifications of drought.


For more information go to http://www.unl.edu/plains/2014-symposium


Grazing Management Workshop
June 25-27, Monument, CO


A Grazing Management Workshop taught by Ian Mitchell-Innes will be held in Monument, CO, June 25-27, 2014.


Ian teaches Farmers and Ranchers how to FEED the whole - Grass, Animal, Soil surface, Sub soil, using animals at High and Ultra High Stock Density (Mob Grazing).

In this course you will learn:
  • How to start (simplified grazing planning, learning how to fill in the Grazing chart)
  • How to maintain and improve Animal performance
  • Reduce inputs
  • Reduce the effects of Drought
  • Reduce the effects of Floods
  • Grow more grass
  • Grow better grass to capture more Energy
  • Produce more pounds of beef/lamb per acre
  • Plan and improve Profits
If you make a living off the Land, you are by default, in the Energy Business, Energy is Money, Money is Energy

Time is Money


For More Info and Registration please go to: ian.eventbrite.com


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Other Events of Interest 


Ecology & Management of Grazing - Online Course

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NAIPSC Webinar Series

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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   


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:  Phil.Heilman@ARS.USDA.GOV


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)

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DROUGHT:  In the Life, Cultures, and Landscapes of the Great Plains - 40th Annual Great Plains Symposium

April 1-4, 2014 - Lincoln, Nebraska

REGISTRATION OPEN NOW AT www.unl.edu/plains 


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
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Sagebrush Steppe:  

A Rangeland Management Event Out On the Range!

April 24-27, 2014

Eastern Oregon Ag Research Center
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Grazing Management Workshop
June 25-27, 2014
Monument, CO

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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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