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April 30th Deadline to Submit Award Nominations
Rangelands Wins Award
ESD Workshops Online
New Event Announcements
New Jornada Experimental Range Blog
NAIPSC Webinar Series
Range Quiz Photo
SRM Apparel eStore
CSU - Master's Degree
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 - April 29, 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.

Rangelands wins Gold Excel Award from Association Media & Publishing

Rangelands won the Gold Excel Award in the Journals-Feature Article category for an article published in the December 2013 issue.  The article, "Cross-Border Interaction Spurs Innovation and Hope Among Pastoral and Agro-Pastoral Women of Ethiopia and Kenya,"* was part of the Women as Change Agents in the World's Rangelands sponsored issue, which in turn originated from a symposium at the 2013 Society for Range Management Annual International Meeting, Technical Training and Trade Show in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.


Lead author, Dr. Layne Coppock, was also organizer of the sponsored issue.  You can access the article at http://srmjournals.org/doi/abs/10.2111/RANGELANDS-D-13-00039.1.  The article will be available with open access for a limited time so you can read the full article even if you do not have a subscription to Rangelands.


Association Media & Publishing's Excel Awards is the largest and most prestigious awards program that exclusively recognizes excellence and leadership in nonprofit association media, publishing, and communications. 


A list of winners can be downloaded at: http://associationmediaandpublishing.org/EXCEL. Rangelands is mentioned on page 6 under Journals > Feature Article.  

Congratulations to Rangelands Editor Dr. Lori Hidinger and all the authors* of the article!


*Authors: D. Layne Coppock, Seyoum Tezera, Solomon Desta, Mark Mutinda, Stellamaris Muthoka, Getachew Gebru, Abdillahi Aboud, and Azeb Yonas


ESD Workshop Series Available at www.Rangelands.org  


As an ongoing partnership between SRM and the federal agencies (BLM, USFS and NRCS) the Ecological Site Description Workshop series continued at the 2015 Annual Meeting in Orlando with a set of four workshops taking place. As many of you know, each workshop was live-streamed to users across the country who were able to view and participate live during each session. Each workshop was also recorded, thus allowing for archived access over the course of the year for those unable to attend the Orlando meeting or participate via the live-stream.

The first two sessions are available to anyone through the SRM website at: http://www.rangelands.org/ESD/index.shtml. The first two workshops, "ESD Uses and Users" and the "Unifying Concepts for Riparian Ecological Sites", cover a whole range of introductory and foundational materials and will remain available free of charge through the SRM website.

The third and fourth Orlando ESD sessions will be available to SRM members only. These sessions, titled "Emerging Technologies for ESD Development" and "Integrating Ecological Sites Into a Spatial Hierarchy to Improve Predictions", can be accessed through the members only page of the SRM Website. They can be found by clicking on the Resources tab of the "Members-Only" page. This is a great opportunity to encourage your fellow colleagues to get involved in the Society. They'll gain access to not only great information like the ESD workshops, but all that SRM has to offer.

A technical note: When accessing each workshop, allow for additional time so that your computer can load the workshops without causing too much "buffer" time when viewing. Each workshop will be directed to you through a web link, so ensure you have stable and consistent internet connection.

SRM hopes that you will take advantage of these workshops and all that each has to offer within the ESD field; if you have any questions regarding access to any of the workshops, please email SRM Washington, D.C. Liaison at [email protected].  


New Event Announcements:


First Annual Ranch Sustainability Forum 

Monday, May 12, 2014 at 9:00 AM - Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 5:00 PM (PDT)

California-Pacific Section SRM Spring Meeting

May 29-30, 2014 - Arcata, CA



CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION:  2014 is the Centennial Year for Humboldt State University, University of California Cooperative Extension and Farm Bureau.  During their first 100 years these institutions have played prominent roles in range science education, research and extension. Join us for this celebration and a Humboldt Bay Pasture Tour.

Cool-Season Invasive Grasses: Abstracts and Presentation Available

The Northern Great Plains Section of the Society for Range Management and the North Dakota Chapter of the Wildlife Society co-sponsored the Cool-Season Invasive Grasses of the Northern Great Plains Workshop on March 18-19, 2014 in Fargo, ND.  The Workshop was developed by North Dakota State University faculty from the Range Science and Natural Resources Management Programs.  Attendance was incredible with approximately 170 people in attendance representing federal, state, and private personnel involved with land management.  Attendees came from throughout the region including North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Montana, Wyoming, and Saskatchewan.  There were a total of 17 presenters on topics mainly focused on Kentucky bluegrass and smooth bromegrass invasion, ecology, and management; but also included presentations on crested wheatgrass and annual cool season grasses as well. 


Click here to access abstractsPlease note if you have difficulty viewing the recordings in Google Chrome try using Explorer.


Understanding the Problem with Junipers in the Great Plains Recordings

Watch presentations by Sam Fuhlendorf, John Briggs, Dirac Twidwell, and Larry Sanders recorded at the Society for Range Management Meeting in Orlando Florida in February 2014.  The Workshop centered on the topic of juniper encroachment was capped off with a discussion on how to apply the science to policy. Click here to access the recordings. 


New Jornada Experimental Range Blog!


The Jornada Experimental Range is hosting a new blog called Land Ecology.  Posts are intended for a broad audience.  The blog was catalyzed by efforts of JER, universities and agency partners to build a science around Ecological Sites, state and transition models and their management applications.


Brandon Bestelmeyer and Joel Brown will keep the blog going and solicit posts to keep it interesting.


You can participate at http://landecology.org

NAIPSC Webinar Series


Since invasive plants don't take a break, neither does the NAIPSC. The 2013-2014 NAIPSC Webinar Series, NAIPSC Online Community, and new NAIPSC Web Course will keep you engaged and informed about invasive plants.


We've added two more webinars to our archives and will now be broadcasting the remaining webinars free to anyone who is interested in invasive plant ecology and management. If you know of others who would be interested, make sure you let them know about this great opportunity.

For information on upcoming and archived webinars, visit the
NAIPSC website.  
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.

SRM Apparel eStore

Are you looking for a way to show people you support SRM or are a member of SRM? Then you need to visit our SRM Apparel eStore. We have everything from shirts, jackets, polos, pullovers, to vests, caps and bags. Check it out!!

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As a Colorado State University OnlinePlus student, you'll receive the same quality instruction, from the same expert faculty, carrying the same esteemed CSU reputation, as an on-campus student receives - all delivered through online presentations and lectures. Learn more about our Integrated Resources Management master's program at www.csurangeland.com.


**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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First Annual Ranch Sustainability Forum

Wayne Fahsholtz/Sheridan College, Sheridan, WY

Monday, May 12, 2014 at 9:00 AM - Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 5:00 PM (PDT)


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


Targeted Grazing Online Workshops 2014 - Grazing with a Goal

*  May 15 - Plant Ecology & Response to Grazing

*  June 19 - Diet Selection Basics

*  July 17 - Choosing the Animal

*  August 27 - Monitoring for Success

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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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California-Pacific Section SRM Spring Meeting
May 29-30, 2014
Arcata, CA
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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!

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Riparian Complex Ecological Site Description Workshop

Aug. 5-7, 2014  - Dickinson & Fairfield ND


Jeff Printz, [email protected], (phone 701-530-2080)

Miranda Meehan, [email protected]

(phone 701-595-7006).


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
Call for presentations 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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18th Biennial Conference of the Australian Rangeland Society

Innovation in the Rangelands

April 12-16th 2015
Alice Springs NT

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International Rangeland Congress - IRC 2016
July 17-22, 2016
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
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