2018 Society for Range Managment Annual Meeting
Sparks, NV - Jan. 28th - Feb. 2nd


Upcoming Board Calls

The 2017 SRM Board calls are scheduled for the 1st Monday of each month* at 8:00AM MT.
To join dial in:  866-254-5984   no code needed

* May 1, 2017
* June 5, 2017
* July 3, 2017
  August – No call due to
      SRM Summer Board Meeting
      August 8-9, 2017 | Minneapolis, MN

* September 4, 2017
* October 2, 2017
* November 6, 2017
* December 4, 2017
*Note- some of these dates fall on or around holidays so are subject to change

In this Issue:

President's Message

Happy Spring Everyone!

I want to begin with a few words of thanks.

First, I want to acknowledge and sincerely thank Dr. Val Anderson for his exemplary service as SRM President over the past year and for his previous service as our 2nd VP, 1st VP, and as an SRM Director. That adds up to 6 consecutive years of productive service as a Board member and officer, not to mention his many previous leadership positions at both the Section and National levels. Thank you Val!
Second, I want to thank the Utah Annual Meeting (AM) Planning Committee, the SRM Staff, and SRM’s sponsors for planning and executing such a successful and productive meeting in St. George, UT. The venue was spectacular, the technical sessions were thought provoking, the networking opportunities and collegiality were reinvigorating, and the weather was amazing. There are too many people to name here (it was certainly a team effort) so I’ll just shout a heartfelt THANK YOU to all who were involved with putting on such a fantastic AM!

While at the AM in St. George, your Board of Directors met all day on 1/27/17 and a half a day on 2/2/17 ...
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It's About The Land!

By: Roy Roath SRM Director

It has been my experience that people are driven by their passions. My passion is for the land. In fact, it drives what I do, how I think, and what I am committed to. My long- term membership in SRM, and several allied organizations, are all about working with those who care deeply about the land...

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Horses & New Mexico Rangelands

By: Andres F. Cibils, NM Section of the SRM, Las Cruces, NM

Just when we thought the ‘Range Problem’ in New Mexico (as E. O. Wooton referred to it in 1908) was a thing of the past , challenges surrounding horse population growth in many parts of the state are making us reconsider...

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2017 Graduate Competition Winners

It is our sincere pleasure to announce the winners of the 2017 SRM Graduate Student Oral Paper and Poster Competitions.
View Competition Results Here.

2018 Honor Award Nominations

Did you walk away from the 2017 Annual Meeting inspired by your fellow range professionals and SRM members? Now is your chance to honor them for their contributions to the field of range management and/or the Society!  2018 Honor Award Nominations are due July 1, 2017!

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Calling all creative in mind and hand!

The 2020 General and Program chairs would like your input toward the 2020 SRM Annual Meeting slogan and image.  In exchange for use of your creativity, the winning submission will receive a $100 gift card to the SRM Apparel Store.

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Journal Highlight: Rangelands
February 2017

(Volume 39, Issue 1, Pages 28–31)
Read More About The February Issue

RREC Hosts the First Ever Rangeland Day at the Capitol Rotunda, Helena MT

By: Carla Lawrence

The first ever Rangeland Day at the Capitol Rotunda was held on Friday, February 17, 2017. The event which was hosted by the Rangeland Resources Executive Committee (RREC) and joined by Agricultural partners in rangeland from across the state was a celebration of Montana’s largest natural resource through education and awareness...
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SRM Members:
Please help us develop an effective, engaging program for the 2020 Annual Meeting.  Your input counts!

The planning committee for the 2020 SRM Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado is collecting information from the membership to inform program design.  The survey is confidential and will help us better understand members’ needs, desires and perspectives of the program.  This is not intended to be an evaluation of previous meetings.  Your input is confidential and the aggregated results will also be shared with the BOD.  We appreciate your time and input!

The 2020 Planning Committee
Julie Elliott, Hailey Wilmer, Justin Derner, Chuck Butterfield

NEW Webpage for Annual Meeting Information & Abstracts!

We know many of you have been anxiously awaiting information about the upcoming 2018 Annual Meeting! In addition, Abstracts for past meetings are always in high demand.  To meet these needs, we’ve added a new page to the website for this information! You can find the “Annual Meeting Information & Abstracts” page by selecting the “About” tab.

Watch for AM17 Abstracts to be posted soon, as well as general information on the upcoming AM18 in Sparks, Nevada!

Student Conclave Fundraiser to Aid
Those Affected By Recent Wildfires

The SRM Student Conclave is accepting check donations to support the families and communities that have experienced devastating impacts from the destructive and deadly wildfires that have swept across several plains states including Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas.  In addition, we will be selling t-shirts and collecting donations in support of this effort, and setting up a GoFundMe account for additional donations.

Please watch the SRM website and Social Media outlets for updates.  In the meantime, if you have questions about the t-shirts, please send an e-mail  You can also follow the Student Conclave Facebook page for updates about when shirts will be available for purchase and when the GoFundMeSite will be available.

You may also send donations to the SRM accounting office:

SRM-Student Conclave
c/o Anton Collins Mitchell LLP
Attn: Kristen Albers
303 E 17th Ave, Suite 600
Denver, CO 80203

Please make checks payable (US Funds ONLY) to SRM Student Conclave.

Thank you in advance for your support!

SRM Student Conclave

Whitney MacMillan Program in Private Lands Management in the West
Private Lands Professor of Practice

University of Wyoming Haub School of Environment & Natural Resources
Private Lands Management Professor of Practice
Contact: Nicole Korfanta,
Apply by: 4/26/2017

The University of Wyoming Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources is accepting applications for a Private Lands Management Professor of Practice to conduct research and information synthesis, outreach, and teaching on private lands management in the West. The Professor of Practice will hold a non-tenured position funded by the Whitney MacMillan Endowment and will connect landowner to tools and information to sustain agricultural landscapes and conserve open spaces.

To learn more or apply, visit (Job ID 8581).
Earn your master’s from a leader in sustainability and natural resources.

Mark Your Calendars NOW for NatGLC 2018!!

The NatGLC will hold its 7th National Grazing Lands Conference (7NGLC), December 2 -5, 2018, in Reno, NV.  Stay tuned for more information!


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2017 California Rangeland Summit Presentations Available Online

The 2017 Rangeland Summit was held again at the Stockton Ag Center.  For anyone who missed the Summit, or for those that would like to see any of the presentations again, the slides can all be found here.

Medusahead Management Workshop

May 2, 2017 – Exeter CA
Register Here

2017 Interpreting & Measuring Indicators of Rangeland Health Classes

These classes will incorporate changes to Version 4 for the forthcoming Version 5.
BLM National Training Center Classes
  • April 25-28, Las Vegas, NV 
  • May 23-26, Salt Lake City (Tooele area), UT
  • June 27-30, Boise, ID
National Resources Conservation Service Classes 
  • June 12-16, Manhattan, Kansas
View Info and Register Here

Call for Proposals

Partners for Conservation is currently accepting proposals to host Private Lands Partners Day in 2018 and 2019. Learn More
The Science on the Sonoita Plain Symposium is held annually to share results of scientific investigations and land management activities that are occurring within the upper watersheds of Cienega Creek, Sonoita Creek, and the Babocomari River.  Learn More

SGI Symposium – Impacts of Woodland Expansion - As Seen At The SRM 2017 Annual Meeting

This full-day symposium on reducing woodland expansion in the West, based on the January 2017 issue of Rangeland Ecology & Management dedicated to research on woodland expansion in the West’s sagebrush and grassland ecosystems, was live-streamed at the 2017 SRM Annual Meeting.

CLICK HERE for more details and to view the On-Demand Replay of each presentation, courtesy of the Bureau of Land Management.
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Watch for information to come on the International Year of Rangelands and Pastoralists Initiative!

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


Our MISSION:  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


Larry Howery

1st Vice-President:
Barry Irving

2nd Vice-President:
Clayton Marlow

Executive Vice-President:
Jess Peterson

Jim Dobrowolski
Roy Roath
Eddie Alford
Curtis Talbot
Karen Hickman
Jeff Goodwin

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