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NOVEMBER 9, 2016

SRM's 2017
Intl. Annual Meeting, Technical Training & Trade Show
Jan. 29-Feb.2, 2017
St. George, UT

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for information and to register.

Keep watching the website for updates!



A well-trained and highly motivated group of professionals and rangeland users working with productive, sustainable rangeland ecosystems.

Providing leadership for the Stewardship of Rangelands based on sound ecological principles.

Society for Range Management
6901 S Pierce St STE 225
Littleton, CO  80128
(303) 986-3309


Val Anderson

1st Vice-President:
Larry Howery

2nd Vice-President: 
Barry Irving

Executive Vice-President:
Jess Peterson

Joe Hicks
Clayton Marlow
Jim Dobrowolski
Roy Roath
Eddie Alford
Curtis Talbot



Please join us in congratulating your new officers!
2017 2nd Vice President
Dr. Clayton Marlow

2017 Directors
Dr. Karen Hickman
Jeff Goodwin

A big THANK YOU to all candidates for their participation in this year's election.
We genuinely appreciate your willingness to serve the SRM!

SRM 2017 Annual Meeting

Red Rock & Rangelands
Jan. 29-Feb. 2, 2017 - St. George, UT


CLICK HERE for the official meeting website OR copy and paste the address into your browser:



CLICKE HERE for information or go to


2017 Annual Meeting registration is LIVE!

CLICK HERE to register for AM17 in St. George!

Call for Board of Directors Nominations

The nominating committee is currently accepting BOD and 2nd VP candidate nominations to be interviewed on Sunday January 29th at the 2017 Annual Society for Range Management meeting in St. George, UT.  Please send nomination contact information to Dr. Morgan Russell at

Call for 2017 Undergraduate Papers!

Abstract submission for the Undergraduate Student Paper Session at the 70th Annual Meeting for the SRM (2017) is open!

Deadline to submit abstracts has been extended!
Abstracts can be submitted directly through the Student Abstract Submission form under the “Students” tab on the Society for Range Management website or may also be sent directly to Loreen Allphin at

Go to for full details and the submission form.
The deadline to submit abstracts has been extended to Midnight (MT) Saturday, November 12, 2016.
Only electronic submissions (word, pdf) will be accepted.  Please contact Loreen Allphin,, (801) 422-5603 for information or questions.
We look forward to your submissions!

YPC Soliciting Brands for Wildrags

Are you part of the Utah Section or a nearby state and want your brand incorporated into the design of the 2017 SRM Wildrags? Wildrags are designed and sold by the SRM Young Professional Conclave (YPC). The proceeds from wildrag sales fund two travel scholarships for young professionals to attend the SRM Annual Meeting.  The deadline for brand submissions is November 16TH.  For more information, please contact Rory O'Connor or Alex Beaton.

2017 Rangeland Cup St. George

Multiple candidates for local and national political offices have proposed transferring the management of federal lands to the states in which those lands occur. If such a transfer of responsibility were to take place, there are potential broad-reaching impacts on rangelands and the communities that depend upon them.
  1. Describe how such a transfer would affect multiple-use rangelands from an ecological perspective.
  2. Discuss the potential socio-economic impacts that this would have on a) rural communities and b) large metropolitan areas in the western U.S.
Use logic and literature to support your arguments. Give appropriate credit for any information you use that was generated by others.
Please register no later than November 18, 2016 at

2017 SRM Endowment Fund Silent Auction

The Endowment Fund Development Committee requests your participation in the 2017 Silent Auction.  In Corpus Christi last year, over $2,400 was raised for the Endowment Fund by auctioning over 75 items.  As the Endowment Fund grows, it contributes greater amounts to SRM’s programs and operations.  The 2017 goal is to raise $5,000 by auctioning items that SRM members contribute; so bring items to donate to the Auction.  Also plan to bid and take something home to commemorate the Red Rock and Rangelands SRM Meeting.  The Silent Auction will start with the opening of the Trade Show.

For information on the 2017 SRM Silent Auction contact Clarke McClung at or call 307-751-7846.

Call for RSEC-SRM Teaching Awards

Do you know someone who teaches an undergraduate Range Science courses that is a truly excellent teacher?  In the early stages of their career?  Or have been outstanding for several years?
If so, please consider nominating that person for one of the Range Science Education Council’s teaching awards.  This is a wonderful way to recognize and honor someone who has made a difference in Range Science!
The Range Science Education Council (RSEC) Teaching Awards will be presented at the 2017 SRM Meeting in St. George, Utah.
  • The Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award recognizes excellence in teaching and advising that has extended over the course of many years.
  • The Early Career Undergraduate Teaching Award recognizes excellence in teaching and advising Range Management students by faculty/instructors in the early stages of their teaching careers (less than 10 years experience).
Recipients will receive a monetary award from the Range Science Education Council and recognition by both the RSEC and SRM.
A copy of the guidelines and procedures for nominating a teacher for each of the RSEC-SRM Teaching Awards plus a copy of the Nomination Form can be found at be sure to follow the instructions as described in the guidelines.
A single hardcopy plus an electronic pdf copy must reach the chair of the RSEC Awards Committee by November 11, 2016.
Karen R. Hickman, Chair
RSEC Awards Committee
405-744-5395 /

Students & Young Professionals

Hosted by the USDA Forest Service
Sunday, January 29, 2017 during the 70th Society for Range Management
Annual Meeting, Technical Training and Trade Show, St. George, UT
Full-day workshop featuring US Department of Agriculture and US Department of Interior land management agencies that hire in the Range 401 and 454 Series. 
No-cost for registration is required.  Watch for more information in upcoming RangeFlashes and at  For other inquiries, contact Diana Doan-Crider at

2016 SD Section Annual Meeting

November 9-10, 2016
CLICK HERE For Information

WY Section SRM & WY Chapter of the Wildlife Society
2016 Joint Annual Conference

November 15-17, 2016 – Cody WY
CLICK HERE For Information

UC ANR Do No Harm Conference

2016 Theme: Considerations for the use of non-local species in ecological restoration;

November 15, 2016 – Davis CA
CLICK HERE for information

Great Plains Fire Science Exchange Fire Summit 2016

Changing Fire Regimes

December 7-9, 2016 – Manhattan, KS
CLICK HERE For Information

2017 AZ Section Winter Meeting

Adaptive Management Strategies on Rangelands in Arizona and a Workshop: Hands on Use of New Tools for Increasing Preparation for Drought
January 4-6, 2017 - Tucson AZ
More Information to come at


High Altitude Restoration Science & Practice
March 7-9, 2017
Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado

Call for Abstracts
The Central Rockies Chapter of the Society for Ecological Restoration and the High Altitude Revegetation Workshop are calling for abstract submissions for the March 7-9, 2017 joint conference to be held in Fort Collins, Colorado. Deadline for submission is November 21, 2016.
We are seeking high quality oral presentations and posters by practitioners, scientists, land managers, students and policymakers to enhance our understanding of restoration and revegetation in diverse ecosystems using a variety of methods.  CLICK HERE for more information.
Please email,, with any questions.


Even though you are receiving this newsletter your membership may be expired! You can verify your membership status by logging into your member record at

If you did not receive your new login details, are not able to log, or have any questions or difficulties with your membership whatsoever, please contact:

SRM Business Office at Allen Press / Phone: 800-627-0326 x456 / direct at 785-865-9456 
You can also contact Vicky for assistance: / 303-986-3309

Member Access to Journals:

  • SRM Members can access journal subscriptions by logging onto the SRM Business Site at
  • Once logged in, select “Journals” from the menu bar. You will see a button below each journal to which you have online access, which will take you directly to that journal onElsevier’s Science Direct.
  • If you don’t see a button/link below a journal you think you should have access to, please contact, or by phone at 800-627-0326 x456.

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Don't forget to help us get the word out about and keep this Rangelands Partnership social media campaign going by liking, sharing, re-tweeting, and submitting your own posts to Christopher Bernau.

You can contact Christopher or CLICK HERE for instructions and the template. Don't forget to use the #RespectOnTheRange hash tag! Happy posting!
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Ecology and Management of Grazing Course

Now Available Online for Free

The Ecology and Management of Grazing online course examines the relationship between vegetation and grazing animals in rangeland ecosystems. Topics are introduced through the use of "mini-documentaries" and expanded in narrated lecture presentations.

Go to for more information.

*Other Events & Announcements *

Ecology & Management of Grazing - Online Course

CLICK HERE for the 2015 SRM Annual Meeting Recorded Sessions

CLICK HERE for ESD Webinars from the 2014 SRM Annual Meeting

CLICK HERE for presentations from The 3rd Rustici Rangeland Science Symposium.

CLICK HERE for recorded webinars from the Great Plains Fire Science
Exchange or HERE for a list of upcoming events  

CLICK HERE for information on the NAIPSC Webinar Series

CLICK HERE for presentations from the Intermountain Native Plant Summit VII

CLICK HERE to view Cool-Season Invasive Grasses Abstracts and Presentations

CLICK HERE for recorded sessions from the 2014 NGP Section Symp. Managing Rangelands for Threatened & Endangered Species

CLICK HERE for recordings from the ND Chapter of the NGP Section 2015 Symposium Collaborative Efforts to Manage Rangelands and Wildlife

CLICK HERE for the 2016 Rangeland Summit presentations Keeping Ranchers Ranching

CLICK HERE for Understanding Wild Pig History and Biology
An online course via TX A&M AgriLife Extension


2016 SD Section Annual Meeting
November 9-10, 2016 – Deadwood, SD
Click Here For Information

UC ANR Do No Harm Conference
November 15, 2016 - Davis, CA
Click Here For Information

The Wildlife Society of WY & The WY Section SRM 2016 Joint Annual Conference
Nov 15-17, 2016 - Cody WY
Click Here For Information

3rd Annual Southern Soil Health Conference
Nov 30-Dec 1, 2016 - Belton, TX
Click Here For Information

Great Plains Fire Science Exchange Fire Summit 2016
Changing Fire Regimes
December 7-9, 2016 – Manhattan, KS
Click Here For Information

2017 AZ Section Winter Meeting and Workshop:
Adaptive Management Strategies on Rangelands in Arizona and a Workshop: Hands on Use of New Tools for Increasing Preparation for Drought
January 4-6, 2017 - Tucson AZ
More Information To Come

70th Annual Meeting, Technical Training and Trade Show
of the Society for Range Management

Red Rock & Rangelands
January 29-February 2nd, 2017 - St. George, UT
Website is now live!
Hotel & Travel Information at:

77th Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference
Private Landscapes, Public Responsibilities
Feb. 5-8, 2017 - Lincoln NE
 Click Here For Information

HAR - CeRSER 2017 Conference
High Altitude Restoration Science & Practice
March 7-9, 2017
Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado
Click Here For Information

To see a calendar of functions approved for CPRM CEU's, including archived webinars and online courses, CLICK HERE.

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Click Here for the SRM Apparel Store
USDA-NRCS Webinars Available & Offering
SRM Continuing Education Credit (CEUs)
The webinar listing grows daily, so check the site regularly for new entries!
NOTICE: Out On The Land
the Out on The Land TV Series has completed its run.
Season 8 episodes will re-run on RFD-TV through December every Tuesday at:
7pm ET, 6pm CT,
5pm MT, and 4pm PT
with repeats every Friday at:
6:30am ET, 5:30am CT,
4:30am, MT, & 3:30am PT
All past episodes of the series are still available at

Information on Rangeland Careers and Courses

Click Here for Career and Education Prospects
Click Here for Online Course Catalog
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