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March Rangeland News Now Available
Student Competition Results Announced
Submit Award Nominations
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 - March 14, 2014

SRM's March Issue of Rangeland News is Now Available


Highlights Include:

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SRM Graduate Student Competitions Results

It is our pleasure to announce the winners of the 2014 Society for Range Management PhD and MS oral paper and poster competitions.

Please see the newsletter for the complete listing and details, and join us in congratulating these students on their accomplishments!

Click here for a listing and links to photos of the award winners.


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 ([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, Bruce Healy, at  [email protected]. Thank you for taking the time and effort to nominate deserving individuals and groups for an SRM Honor Award!   

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


Large Wildland Fires: Social, Political & Ecological Effects University of Montana, Missoula, MT,  May 19-23, 2014

The causes and effects of large wildland fires are the subjects of great debate among fire researchers, managers, and policymakers. Are large wildfires unnatural events, causing great ecological harm that should be suppressed at all costs? Or could they provide opportunities to reduce fuel loads and restore ecosystems altered by past fire exclusion, and improve resiliency in the face of ongoing climate change? What are the latest research findings, management treatments, and policy initiatives addressing large wildfires?

Join us for this unique event co-hosted by the Association for Fire Ecology and the International Association of Wildland Fire with support by the Joint Fire Science Program. For more information, visit, http://largefireconference.org


Nebraska Range Shortcourse,
June 16-20, 2014 at Chadron, NE


The Nebraska Range Shortcourse is scheduled for June 16 to 20, 2014 on the campus of Chadron State College. The shortcourse is sponsored by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Chadron State College, and the Nebraska Section Society for Range Management. It is designed to provide individuals who have a background in range management, natural resources, or agriculture an opportunity to increase their knowledge in the field of range management.


The week-long course taught through a series of classroom and field sessions focuses on underlying principles of range management for efficient, sustainable use of rangeland for multiple purposes. The diversity of course topics include plant identification, plant growth and development, rangeland soils, assessing range condition and health, prescribed burning, ecosystem services, wildlife management, grazing management, and range livestock production.


The shortcourse can be taken for credit through the University of Nebraska-Lincoln or Chadron State College. Sixteen Continuing Education credits are available for the SRM "Certified Professional in Rangeland Management" program.

Applications are due May 16, 2014 and enrollment is limited to 50 participants. The registration fee of $275 includes educational materials, transportation associated with field trips during the week, and breaks. Food and lodging can be arranged with Chadron State College.


Contact Walt Schacht ([email protected]; 402-472-0205) if you have questions. The shortcourse website is at http://agronomy.unl.edu/nebraskarangeshortcourse.


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


8th International Congress for Wildlife and Livelihoods on Private and Communal Lands: Livestock, Tourism and Spirit


8th International Congress for Wildlife and Livelihoods on Private and Communal Lands: Livestock, Tourism and Spirit 
Sept. 7-12, 2014, YMCA of the Rockies, Estes Park, CO, will emphasize practical knowledge, skills, and attitudes with action out-comes to assist private and communal sectors with nature conservation on those lands.
Projected audiences locally and from around the world include: agency, organization, and private professionals; landowners and on-the-ground private and communal managers; state/provincial fish and wildlife agencies; federal agencies, departments, bureaus, and offices; and non-governmental organizations.
The Congress is looking for symposia, workshops, papers, and posters that address or highlight the current needs, breakthroughs, challenges, experiments, and outcomes for private and communal management showing how wildlife and livelihoods can be compatible and beneficial for conservation, economies, and healthy societies.

To submit an abstract, or learn more about the event, please visit the Congress website at http://events.warnercnr.colostate.edu/iwmc-2014/.  Deadline is April 15, 2014.
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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 

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Jornada Field Botany Workshops
*  Tuesday May 13, 2014
*  Tuesday July 15, 2014
*  Tuesday Sept. 2, 2014
*  Tuesday Nov. 4, 2014
To register or for inquiries, email Kirsten Romig at 
kirromig @nmsu.edu or call 575-528-9337

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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Large Wildland Fires:  Social, Political & Ecological Effects    

May 19-23, 2014 

University of Montana, Missoula, MT 

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Nebraska Range Shortcourse
June 16-20, 2014
Chadron State College, Chadron, NE
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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!!!


8th International Congress for Wildlife and Livelihoods on Private and Communal Lands: Livestock, Tourism and Spirit  Sept. 7-12, 2014
YMCA of the Rockies, Estes Park, CO
Deadline is April 15, 2014
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Collaborative Restoration:
From Community Efforts to Landscape Scale
Oct. 6 - 10, 2014
Eagle Crest Resort, Redmond, OR

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