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March 9, 2017

2016 Annual Report Available!
 
We had such a great meeting in St. George, UT this year!
Thank you to all who made it possible!

CLICK HERE to view the 2016 Annual Report that was shared at the meeting.
 

Our VISION:

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
info@rangelands.org


SRM OFFICERS:   

President:
Larry Howery

1st Vice-President:
Barry Irving

2nd Vice-President:
Clayton Marlow

Executive Vice-President:
Jess Peterson

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

IN THIS ISSUE:

SRM PRIORITIES - LETTER TO PRESIDENT TRUMP
 

Recently, SRM sent a letter to President Trump requesting consideration to incorporate several points regarding management of the nation’s natural resources into the new administration's policy.  The letter was drafted by the Policy and Public Affairs Committee (PPaC) with input from several other committees before approval by the Board.  Click Here to read the letter.

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) / http://www.uberconference.com/wssdc

  • March 6, 2017
  • April 3, 2017
  • May 1, 2017
  • June 5, 2017
  • July 3, 2017
  • August – no call; see below for Summer Board Meeting information
  • 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.
 
The SRM Summer Board Meeting is scheduled for August 8-9, 2017, Minneapolis, MN.
Details to follow.

2017 AWARDS PHOTOS HAVE BEEN POSTED

Please join us in congratulating the 2017 award recipients!

CLICK HERE to view photos for the Honor, Student and Other Awards.

NEW SRM MEMBERSHIP BROCHURES NOW AVAILABLE

Did You Know?
The Membership Committee created several new SRM brochures this year!

 

General Audience
Early Career/ Young Professional
College/University Student
Rancher
High School Student
Consultants
Agency
Academia
Coming soon: International, Tribal, Spanish-version
 

You can find them here.
We encourage members to distribute them and help increase SRM awareness!

2018 HONOR AWARD NOMINATIONS DUE JULY 1, 2017!


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! The Awards Committee will be accepting nominations until July 1, 2017 (note new deadline!) for Honor Awards to be presented at the 2018 Annual Meeting in Sparks, Nevada.
 
Visit http://rangelands.org/committees/awards/ for detailed descriptions of all award categories as well as information and instructions on the award nomination process (Instructions to Nominators, Award Nomination Form).  Please be sure to use the SRM AWARDS NOMINATION FORM and follow the instructions outlined in the current version of the Awards Committee Handbook, available on the committee website.  SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS can be found on page 25, and the form/format begins on page 26.  You may request the MS Word version of the nominations form from either Vicky or Awards Chair Miranda Meehan.
 
Electronic submissions can be made directly to Vicky Trujillo (vtrujillo@rangelands.org).
Hardcopy submissions can be made to:
Awards Nominations
Society for Range Management
6901 S Pierce St Ste 225
Littleton, CO  80128
 
If you have specific questions regarding the nomination process, please contact the Awards Committee Chair, Miranda Meehan, at miranda.meehan@ndsu.edu or 701.231.7683.
 
Thank you for taking the time and effort to nominate deserving individuals and groups for an SRM Honor Award!

CALLING ALL CREATIVE IN MIND AND HAND!
(AM20 Slogan and Image design sought)
 

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.

SUBMISSIONS ARE DUE MAY 15.
Some sideboards:
  • The slogan and/or image should incorporate a play on 2020, not just state the year.
  • The words ‘Transformation and Translation’ need to be incorporated into the slogan, though not necessarily as the main idea.
    • There is a twofold goal of the 2020 meeting:
      • To transform the way the membership, policy makers and the general public see rangelands;
      • To translate our ‘range’ language into one that effectively communicates the value of rangelands’ goods and services to the membership, the policy makers, and the general public;
  • Submissions must include at least a rough image to be eligible for the prize.
The two slogans below are in the running, but if you have a different idea, or want to modify one of the slogans below, feel free!
  • It’s About the Land (needs the play on 2020 and Transformation & Translation incorporated)
  • A New Look – SRM 2020, Transformation & Translation
Send your ideas to SRM-2020@gmail.com by May15, 2017.  A winner will be announced by July 1, 2017.

We look forward to seeing your creative ideas!

The 2020 Annual Meeting General and Program Co-Chairs:
Hosted by Colorado and Wyoming Sections
Julie Elliott & Chuck Butterfield
Justin Derner and Hailey Wilmer

INTERMOUNTAIN WEST RANGE IMPROVEMENT PRACTICES: LESSONS LEARNED



 
Intermountain West Range Improvement Practices: Lessons Learned was the subject of the 2016 Nevada Section’s annual summer tour on July 29, 2016 in Eureka, Nevada which drew excellent attendance and participation from local landowners, Conservation Districts, consultants and state and federal agencies. The tour largely focused on the range improvement practices performed by/or in heavy cooperation with private land owners and/or the Eureka Conservation District.

The Nevada Rangeland Resource Commission (NRRC) acknowledges and endorses the worthwhile effort of the Nevada Section of the Society for Range Management in dealing with annual grass fore fuels and grazing management challenges in Nevada and throughout the West.  The NRRC was created by the state of Nevada to promote responsible public land grazing.  NRRC representatives come from Nevada state grazing boards, Nevada woolgrowers, Nevada farm bureau, and Nevada cattlemen’s association.

To read the write up on the NV Section tour, which was published in The Progressive Rancher go to http://www.progressiverancher.com/, select “Magazine Issues” from the menu bar at the top of the page, then select “2016 Issues”, then “September/October 2016.”  You’ll find the article on pages 16 and 17.

Happy reading!

SGI SYMPOSIUM - IMPACTS OF WOODLAND EXPANSION - AT THE SRM 2017 ANNUAL MEETING RECORDINGS NOW AVAILABLE



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.

PARTNERS FOR CONSERVATION ACCEPTING PRIVATE LANDS PARTNER DAY PROPOSALS

Partners for Conservation is currently accepting proposals to host Private Lands Partners Day in 2018 and 2019.  Private Lands Partners Day has grown from an initial meeting of around 30 people to the Nation's premier gathering of landowners and partners committed to sustaining working landscapes through public-private partnerships. The meeting has attracted 200 people each of the last two years.

Even as we are very excited and deeply engaged in planning for our 10th annual event in Bangor, Maine (October 3-5, 2017, more details soon) we are soliciting proposals from potential host sites in 2018 and 2019.  If your local partnership is interested, please see the Request for Proposal.

Proposals will be accepted through June 1, 2017.  Please contact me if you have questions or concerns.
Thanks for all you do for conservation!
 
Sincerely,
Steve Jester, Executive Director
www.partnersforconservation.org

19th Biennial Conference of the Australian Rangeland Society



Transition to Transformation

September 25 – 28, 2017
Port Augusta, South Australia
Click here for more info


The Australian Rangeland Society’s 19th Biennial conference will be held in Port Augusta, South Australia from 25 to 28th September, 2017.  The theme for the meeting is ‘Transition to Transformation.’
 
Transition to Transformation
External and internal factors are driving significant change across the Australian Rangelands as technology advances, social dynamics evolve, climate change impacts become more apparent and products and markets change.  The communities and industries of Australia’s rangelands are in a state of transition, which will result in major changes in how rangelands are appreciated, used, managed and governed. To explore this and seek to inform future developments we invite you to address the theme Transition to Transformation.
 
Head to our website for more information on the submission of abstracts, including instructions for authors, key dates and a link to the online abstracts portal - http://www.austrangesoc.com.au/pages/19th-biennial-conference.html. We look forward to seeing you in Port Augusta in September 2017.
 
Sincerely,
John Gavin, Conference Chair
 
IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
  • CALL FOR ABSTRACT SUBMISSIONS CLOSES 17 MARCH, 2017
  • PROGRAM ENQUIRIES
    • For any enquiries regarding the program and your paper/poster submission, please contact the Program Committee co-chairs, Paul Erkelenz or Martin Andrew.
  • GENERAL ENQUIRIES
  • CLICK HERE to join our mailing list and stay in the loop!

HAR - CeRSER 2017 CONFERENCE
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

High Altitude Restoration Science & Practice
March 7-9, 2017
Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado
Click here for more info

4th Rustici Science Symposium

Featuring Partnership on Collaborative Adaptive Rangeland Management
March 23-24, 2017 – Davis CA
Click here for more info

2017 Interpreting & Measuring Indicators of Rangeland Health Classes


These classes will incorporate changes to Version 4 for the forthcoming Version 5.
 
BLM N
ational Training Center Classes
   *Apr
il 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



 

See flyer for class information and registration here.

Medusahead Management Workshop

May 2, 2017 – Exeter CA
Click here for more info

9th Annual Science on the Sonoita Plain Symposium


June 3, 201 – Elgin AZ
Click Here For Information

IS YOUR MEMBERSHIP CURRENT?

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 http://srm.allenpress.com/SRM/.

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
Membership@rangelands.org / Phone: 800-627-0326 x456 / direct at 785-865-9456 
You can also contact Vicky for assistance:  vtrujillo@rangelands.org / 303-986-3309
 

Member Access to Journals:

  • SRM Members can access journal subscriptions by logging onto the SRM Business Site at http://srm.allenpress.com/srm/MEMBERSHIP.aspx.
  • 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 membership@rangelands.org, or by phone at 800-627-0326 x456.

You Might Be A #RangeNerd If...

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!
Earn your master's degree from a leader in sustainability and natural resources.
Learn more about Colorado State University's online Natural Resource Stewardship-Rangeland Ecosystems Specialization and Integrated Resource Management programs.
www.CSURangeland.com

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.
 

Click here for more information.

 

*Other Events & Announcements *

Ecology & Management of Grazing - Online Course
NOW AVAILABLE FREE OF CHARGE!  CLICK HERE FOR INFORMATION

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

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

Forestry & Natural Resources (Portal) Webinar:
Cheap and Cheerful Stream and Riparian Restoration: Beaver Dam Analogues as a Low-cost Tool
March 22, 2017 – ONLINE
Click Here For Information
 
4th Rustici Science Symposium
Featuring Partnership on Collaborative Adaptive Rangeland Management
March 23-24, 2017 – Davis CA
Click Here For Information
 
NRCS (Portal) Webinar: Neonicotinoid Insecticides:
Efficacy, Non-target Effects, and Best Management Practices
April 27, 2017 – ONLINE
Click Here For Information
 
2017 Interpreting & Measuring Indicators of Rangeland Health Classes
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
Click Here For Information
 
Medusahead Management Workshop
May 2, 2017 – Exeter CA
Click Here For Information
 
NRCS (Portal) Webinar:
Using Fire and Grazing to Maintain Productive and Ecologically Resilient Grasslands
Jun 1, 2017 – ONLINE
Click Here For Information
 
9th Annual Science on the Sonoita Plain Symposium
June 3, 201 – Elgin AZ
Click Here For Information
 
19th Biennial Conference of the Australian Rangeland Society
Transition to Transformation
September 25th – 28, 2017
Port Augusta, South Australia
Click Here For Information

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

Click Here to Purchase

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!
www.conservationwebinars.net
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 www.outontheland.com.

Information on Rangeland Careers and Courses

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