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DEADLINE: 2015 Call for Symposia
REM Marks 10 Years of Growth & Impact
Targeted Grazing Workshops
Position Announcement: MSU Extension Sheep Specialist
National Range Judging Contest
Range Quiz Photo
SRM Apparel eStore
CSU - Master's Degree
Other Events & Announcements
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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 - May 29, 2014


Society for Range Management

2015 International Annual Meeting

Call for Symposia, Forums and Workshops 


Symposia, Forums and Workshop proposals due Friday, May 30th! Submit your proposal at http://rangelands.org/events/ 


The theme of this year's conference, "Managing Diversity" reflects the diversity of California's rangeland ecosystems as well as the diversity of people and organizations who appreciate and use the state's vast rangelands. Partnering with conservation-minded people and organizations benefits the grasslands, shrublands, woodlands, wetlands, and deserts that cover over 40% of California, and 53% of the western United States.  The annual meeting offers the opportunity to share with an international audience through symposia, forums, and workshops, information and skills that help our disciplines, professions, education programs, and public engagement grow.  Please consider joining us to discuss and learn about "Managing Diversity."

Rangeland Ecology & Management Marks 10 Years of Growth & Impact


Rangeland Ecology & Management - The Society for Range Management (SRM) celebrates 10 years of publication of the journal Rangeland Ecology & Management. The journal has accelerated activities to provide information regarding wise stewardship of global rangelands. This involves increased content focused on the complex issues of human-ecological systems, climate change, natural resource policy, and socioeconomics.  


As Rangeland Ecology & Management marks this milestone, an editorial within the current issue highlights the major advances   and the current status of the Journal. The journal, published by SRM with its co-publishing partner Allen Press, represents a continuation of the Journal of Range Management, which began publication in 1948.


Rangeland Ecology & Management has experienced considerable success in its first decade. The journal's impact factor passed 1.0 in 2008 and has continued to increase to its current value of 1.73. This metric of journal usage is based on the number of citations of journal content per the number of articles published. The current impact factor places Rangeland Ecology & Management near a median ranking among 136 journals in the "ecology" and  210 journals in "environmental sciences" categories.


Full text of the article "REM Publishes Its 10th Volume: An Editorial Report," Rangeland Ecology & Management, Vol. 67, No. 3, May 2014, is now available.

Targeted Grazing Online Workshops 2014 - Grazing with a Goal


Third Thursday of the month in 2014 - 11:30 PT/12:30 MT/1:30 CT/2:30 ET


Learn the principles of targeted grazing to manage landscape.  Online presentations and discussion will be by the experts in the topic of targeted grazing and made possible by the Targeted Grazing Committee of the Society for Range Management.  All you need is a computer and good internet connection.  


CLICK HERE For a list of upcoming webinars on the Targeted Grazing Committee page. 


Position Announcement: Montana State University Extension Sheep Specialist


Extension Sheep Specialist (Assistant or Associate Professor of Sheep and Wool Production), Department of Animal and Range Sciences, Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana, USA. Tenure track, 12-month full time, can be hired at assistant professor or associate professor level depending upon professional qualifications. Position is 77% Extension teaching, 13% research, and 10% service. Earned PhD in Animal Science or closely related field required at hire date. Incumbent will provide educational leadership to individuals and organizations related to sheep and wool production and management, including county/reservation Extension faculty; livestock producers; youth; state livestock and commodity organizations; and related industries or organizations. Incumbent also will provide leadership and supervise activities at the Montana Wool Lab, one of only two active university wool laboratories in the US. Screening of applications will begin on July 1, 2014, but applications will continue to be accepted until an adequate pool is established.


For complete job description, list of required and preferred qualifications, and application procedures visit:  http://www.montana.edu/jobs/faculty/14-395

National Range Judging Contest

The 2014 National Range Judging Contest was held from April 29 to May 1 in Oklahoma City, OK in conjunction with the National Land and Homesite Judging Contests.  


The Society for Range Management sponsors and awards the National Champion teams and their coaches in both the FFA and the 4-H divisions, as well as the high individuals in each division with a jacket. 


For the 63rd competition, the Hondo FFA Chapter, Hondo, Texas took home the top honors for the FFA team competition.  The first place high individual FFA award was won by April Molitor from the Hondo FFA Chapter.  The Oliver County 4-H Club, Center, North Dakota won the top honors for the 4-H team category.  The first place high individual 4-H award was won by Emily Klein, from the Oliver County 4-H Club.


The outcome of all the participants and other information about the contest may be viewed at http://www.rangejudging.com/

Range Photo Quiz

Successful rangeland operations critically depend upon ample forage and adequate drinking water for livestock and wildlife.  While forage production is largely subject to the seeming whims of Mother Nature (though certainly also at the seeming whims - for better or worse - of managers), human ingenuity has developed technologies to get water to places where it had not often before.  Inventive infrastructure tends, however, to inevitably weaken and decay with age, and - as shown here - can catastrophically fail when we least expect it; such as in the middle of a hot, high water-demand period.


What cost-effective fix would you suggest to the manager who discovered one morning that this 12,000 gallon storage tank had a rusted-out bottom? (We'll show you the "cowboy fix" employed next time!)

[email protected], subject line "Range Photo Quiz" or complete the Range Quiz form. Be sure to include a question and answer with the photo!  


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**Other Events & Announcements 


Ecology & Management of Grazing - Online Course

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ESD Webinars from the 2014 SRM Annual Meeting available for viewing and download. Visit the ESD page for details: http://www.rangelands.org/ESD/index.shtml

NAIPSC Webinar Series

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The Wildlife Society (TWS) has formed a new rangelands working group. If you are active in TWS or would like to be, please consider joining this working group.  Contact Megan Clayton ([email protected]) for more details. This is an excellent opportunity to focus attention on rangeland resources within another large professional organization." 


Understanding the Problem with Junipers in the Great Plains Recordings Available HERE


Cool-Season Invasive Grasses: Abstracts and Presentation 

Available HERE


Jornada Field Botany Workshops
*  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

*  June 19 - Diet Selection Basics

*  July 17 - Choosing the Animal

*  August 27 - Monitoring for Success

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California-Pacific Section SRM Spring Meeting
May 29-30, 2014
Arcata, CA
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'Bud Williams Marketing'& Stockmanship

Profitability & Low-Stress Livestock Handling Courses

MARKETING: Monday & Tuesday June 2 - 3, 2014

STOCKMANSHIP: Wednesday - Friday June 4 - 6, 2014



Science on the Sonoita Plain

Appleton-Whittell Research Ranch

Elgin, AZ - June 7, 2014
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SRM Nevada Section Summer Meeting
June 12-13, 2014 - Winnemucca, NV
Click here for a flyer * Click here for registration 


Science on the Sonoita Plain

June 7, 2014 - Appleton-Whittell Research Ranch, Elgin, AZ


CNGA 2014 Spring Workshops
Introduction to Grass Taxonomy and Identification

June 14, 2014 - 9:00 - 4:00 pm

Point Reyes Station
Fees: $130 CNGA members / $150 Non-
members / $85 Students  

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Nebraska Range Shortcourse

June 16-20, 2014
Chadron State College, Chadron, NE
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2014 Wyoming Range Management School

June 24 - 27, 2014

South Lincoln Training & Event Center - Kemmerer, WY

Contact Windy Kelley for more information

Phone: (307) 367.4380 - [email protected]  

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Grazing Management Workshop
June 25-27, 2014
Monument, CO

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ID Section Summer Tour

Jun 27-28, 2014 - City of Rocks National Park, near Almo, ID 

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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
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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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SERNW - SERGB JOINT CONFERENCE - Collaborative Restoration:  From Community Efforts to Landscape Scale

Oct. 6-10, 2014 - Redmond Oregon ~ Eagle Crest Resort

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Call For Abstracts for Oral and Poster Presentations

Deadline: 5:00 Pacific time, Monday, June 30, 2014


California Invasive Plant Council Symposium

Oct. 8-11, 2014 - California State University - Chico, Chico, CA

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Abstract submission for contributed papers and posters is open! Submit your abstract by June 20 


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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