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April 30th Deadline to Submit Award Nominations
ESD Workshop May 20th
Drought Symposium
Large Wildland Fires
NE Range Shortcourse
Grazing Management Workshop
March Range Quiz Photo
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CSU - Master's Degree
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The webinar listing grows daily, so check the site regularly for new entries!


RangeFlash - March 28, 2014

April 30th Deadline to Submit Awards Nominations for the 2015 Annual Meeting is Fast-approaching!


The Awards Committee will be accepting nominations for all award categories until April 30, 2014 for Honor Awards to be presented at the 2015 Annual Meeting in Sacramento, CA.


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: Phone:  303-986-3309, FAX:  303-986-3892 or [email protected]


If you have specific questions regarding the nomination process, please contact the Awards Committee Chair, Bruce Healy, 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 is Pleased to Announce the Creation of a New Honor Award Category!


The Young Professionals Conclave (YPC) has been working hard the past few years with the Society for Range Management (SRM) Board of Directors and the SRM Awards Committee on a proposal to create a new honor award.    


Currently, the Outstanding Young Range Professional Award (OYRP) allows members to be recognized for their dedication and contributions to the society and profession up to the age of 40 (to allow for career transition).  

For young professionals making the difficult transition from SRM student member to fully-engaged professional members of the society, it often seems there is no place for them to be recognized by the Society, and it is difficult for them to compete directly for the OYRP.  A new award category has been created to directly address this deficiency.  As such, it is designated as the YPC Apprentice Award.  

The YPC Outstanding Apprentice Award has been developed to recognize an individual SRM member who has
shown outstanding dedication to the Society within the first five (5) years of their career.  

The primary criterion for this award is meaningful contributions of time and effort to advance the mission of SRM at the national level.  Section level involvement may be considered in addition to, but not at the exclusion of, national level involvement.  Examples of national involvement may include, but is not limited to, committee involvement, special contributions of time and effort to the national SRM meeting, and demonstrated professionalism and potential for long-term leadership in the Society.    

Award recipients must demonstrate a leadership role in successful range management projects. Though early in their careers, award recipients must show demonstrable promise as range management professionals through particular projects or activities with which they have been involved.    

The award recipient must be either an SRM apprentice or regular member for which no more than five years will have passed since the termination of the recipient's educational enrollment.  Special circumstances may be considered.

SRM Student members are not eligible for this award. 

Please submit your nominations for this new award category using the same format for the other awards found on the committee webpage at http://www.rangelands.org/awards/.   


CONGRATULATIONS to the YPC for all their work on this award nomination and to all potential nominees!


ESD Workshop to be Held Tuesday May 20, 2014 in Farson, WY


Are you a Range Specialist, Wildlife or Habitat Biologist, or other natural resource professional?  How about a public land grazing permittee or lessee?  If you answer yes to any of the above questions then this one day workshop is for you.  


We will interactively explore ecological site descriptions (ESDs) by starting in a classroom setting and transitioning into the field. The workshop will be held at from 9 AM to 4 PM at the Farson Community Center in Farson, WY. This FREE workshop is approved for 4 CEUs SRM certification programs. Lunch will be provided.  Space is limited, so register by May 5 at:  https://adobeformscentral.com/?f=zKf65B10VhMKcBXSHilKoA.

Questions? Contact Windy Kelley at 307.367.4380 or [email protected]. 


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.

Deadline is April 15, 2014. To submit an abstract, or learn more about the event, please visit the Congress website at http://events.warnercnr.colostate.edu/iwmc-2014/.  
Society for Ecological Restoration Regional Conference, Collaborative Restoration: From Community Efforts to Landscape Scale, Oct. 6-10, 2014


Oct. 6-10, Eagle Crest Resort, Redmond, OR


This is the second announcement and call for oral presentation and poster abstracts for the joint Society for Ecological Restoration meeting for the Pacific Northwest and Great Basin Chapters, to be held in Redmond Oregon, Oct. 6-10, 2014.


We encourage oral or poster presentations speaking to the theme of the meeting: "Collaborative Restoration: From Community Efforts to Landscape Scale", but also solicit presentations on restoration of forest, prairie, shrub-steppe and woodland ecosystems; watershed, riparian and stream restoration; selection, availability and utilization of native plant materials; social, cultural and economic implications of restoration; weather, climate and climate change impacts; or any other aspect of ecological restoration in the Great Basin and Pacific Northwest.


Please submit an abstract for your presentation by 5:00 Pacific time, Monday, June 30, 2014 indicating whether your preference is for a poster or oral presentation. Oral presentations will either be assigned to a topical symposium or organized subject session, or re-assigned to a poster format depending on scheduling and/or space limitations. Presenters will be notified of the status of their submission by July 31, 2014.


Abstracts should be 500 words or less with the following format:

*          Title

*          Co-authors and affiliations

*          Principal contact address, phone number and email

Please submit your abstract in the body of an email message, or as a Microsoft Word attachment to: Stuart Hardegree, [email protected]. For more information visit: http://restoration2014.org/

March Range Photo Quiz

Rangelands can be full of surprises - and sometimes creative examples of adaptive management.  What is depicted here and how does it work? (Hint: it's on public land!). Bonus points: What MLRA might we be in and what is going on in the back ground?

Send your observations (and your own quiz-worthy range photos) to [email protected], subject line "Range Photo Quiz" or complete the Range Quiz form. Be sure to include a question and answer with the photo!  

Click here to view a larger version of the photo.

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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


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
[email protected]  
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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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Ecological Site Description (ESD) Workshop

Tuesday, May 20, 2014 - 9:00AM to 4:00PM

Farson Community Center, Farson, WY
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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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