Rangeland News - June 2013

Change on the Range and Global Climate Change

Misty Hays

Ken Fulgham, SRM Director
Change on the Range was an effort during the 1980s to reform federal rangeland management policies. Now we as practitioners of sustainable rangeland management must contend with another instrument that will potentially change rangelands and that is the impact of climate change. In thinking about this article I reflected back on the opening comments of Director Misty Hays in last month’s Rangeland News regarding the changing weather conditions in her area of Wyoming. Then I looked at my multi-decades of my rain gauge records that I have taken and see that Arcata, CA is only 73% of normal (moderate drought stage according to the National Weather Service - http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/).  I live in the coastal temperate rainforest of California where the land grows 350+ foot tall redwoods and produces in the range of 3-4 tons of pasture grasses per acre. However, since the beginning of 2013, we have had monthly rainfall amounts of only 2-3 inches, much below normal. Director Paul Loeffler from Alpine, TX, tells me that if he got that much rain each month it would be wonderful!!! While the topic of climate change can be contentious, rangeland managers need the best scientific information that we can access, and to be ready to adapt to change.

During the past few weeks the local newspaper has carried stories about EF5 tornadoes hitting Oklahoma, unusual rainfall and flooding in San Antonio, and unseasonably large wildfires in New Mexico and California. A recent article discussed the upcoming meeting of federal water managers working solutions to the dwindling supply of water coming from the Colorado River to meet ecological, societal, and political agendas. It is interesting to look at a series of photos over time for Lake Powell and see the “bathtub” ring left behind as the lake level remains low. There is certainly change in the amounts, cycles, and distribution of precipitation that will have long-term impacts on how we manage the productivity of our rangelands.

During the 1980s, I taught a freshman-level course on Natural Resources Conservation and during the semester we would have lecture/discussion sessions on the “concept” of climate change.  This was before the IPCC First Assessment Report (1990) and I would discuss global climate change relative to geologic time scales and bring in the concept of the Milankovitch Cycle on the earth’s rotational (and eccentric orbit) in relationship to the sun. At that time, I stated that if global climate change proves true in our time then the climate of Humboldt County will draw closer to that of Monterey County and it has headed in that direction.  In May we had one day of record temperatures peaking at 88 degrees (http://www.nws.noaa.gov/climate/getclimate.php?wfo=eka).  Normal for the month is near 60 degrees. Very Unusual!!!

So where does that leave us, the Society for Range Management? In June 2008 there was a special issue of Rangelands devoted to “Rangelands and Climate Change” plus an Issue Paper created by members of the Society for Range Management. Lately the Policy and Public Affairs Committee (PPAC: http://rangelands.org/ppac/) has been working on a Position Statement and a White Paper on climate change for the SRM Board to consider for acceptance. In addition, two synthesis papers are being produced by some of the leading thinkers and scientist in the rangeland profession. Many societies and professional organizations have taken their respective stances on climate change and the Society for Range Management will be doing so in the near future. The impact of changes in climate will have consequences on the sustainable management of our rangelands and our rich history of scientific research and will guide us in making the correct decisions through well-reasoned and scientifically based adaptive strategies.

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YouTube on the Range - Alone on the Range: Basques in Wyoming


This 12-minute 2011 video (4,989 views) from Wyoming State Parks celebrates the experience of the Basque communities of Wyoming. The understated personal reminiscences of now old men (who had first set foot on the sheep ranges in their late teens) are interspersed with past and present rangeland scenes depicting the hardships of managing livestock in landscapes both harsh and beautiful. A journey to the high country sheep camps of the Big Horn range proves nostalgic for the retired herders, who note all the improved roads, fences and other infrastructure (even electricity), llamas sometimes now serving as "guard dogs," and enjoy a feast of lamb and freshly caught trout. Tony Rodriguez, still active, shows off his camp with its rustic furnishings and his spring fed "cooler." The work was easy," he notes” - the hardest part was the loneliness..." He offers some of the finer points of carving Aspen "arbor-glyphs" (the cuts have to made thin if they are to remain legible for decades to come) - often as much for utilitarian purposes (trail markers) as artistic expression. The loneliness of the sheep camp is contrast with the songs, color and swirl of traditional Basque celebrations, and the open question as to what the future holds for their unique rangeland culture and way of life.

Click here for the video

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Rangeland in South Carolina?

Submitted by: Michael D. Hall, CPRM

Knowledge of South Carolina’s Rangelands was increased in preparation for the SC Envirothon held on May 3.

The Envirothon is a yearly competition for high school students that tests the student's knowledge on topics such as soils, water resources, forestry, wildlife and current environmental issues. This year’s competition centers on sustainable rangeland management. Winning teams from participating states will advance to the North American Envirothon competition to be hosted by Montana State University  in Bozeman, MT, this August.

High school teachers across the country are recognizing the value of the Envirothon as a means of strengthening the environmental awareness of young men and women, while still achieving the goals set forth by the State's curriculum standards. Each team of students is mentored by a coach who received training earlier this year in order to prepare their teams for the upcoming competition. During the competition, students rotate through five different testing stations, culminating in the oral competition, which requires students to illustrate their problem solving and public speaking skills.

The mission of the North American Envirothon is to develop knowledgeable skilled and dedicated citizens who have an understanding of natural resources and are willing and prepared to work towards achieving and maintaining a balance between the quality of life and the quality of the environment.

While there is no official designation of range in the state of South Carolina, high school students and their coaches learned that savannas, marsh and prairie are kinds of Rangelands. Teams, from around the state, prepared oral presentations as part of the competition addressing a scenario that involved large scale native prairie and savanna restoration for an imaginary wildlife project.

Prior to their preparation most students did not know that the term Rangeland applied to some of the state’s most interesting natural communities. Savannas, marshes and prairie remnants are recognized as important ecosystems in SC but the majority of the public and many natural resource management professionals do not recognize these ecosystems as a kind of Rangeland; most continue to think that range only occurs in the West.

The members of the winning team from Spartanburg High School, in Spartanburg, SC, are looking forward to participating in the North American Envirothon in August.

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1st Place - Spartanburg High  Team A
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2nd Place - Spartanburg Day School - Team A
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3rd Place - Dorman High – Cavaliers

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SRM 2014 Annual Meeting


If you look out the window and this is what you see, cheer up because the 2013 SRM Annual Meeting is in Orlando, Florida where the average high temperature in February is 72.7° F and the average low is a balmy 49.7° F!

Start looking forward to a well-deserved break from the snow this coming winter and make your plans early! Check the SRM Events website for updates about the meeting http://www.rangelands.org/events/ and follow us on Twitter at SRM2014 to get all the latest news!

Abstracts for oral papers and posters due Aug. 19, 2013 11:59 pm EDT. All abstracts are to be formally submitted online at: http://srm.apexabstracts.com.

Note: Students have until Sept. 30, 2013 11:59 pm EDT to submit their abstracts. Instructions for student submissions after the general deadline will be provided at a later date. We encourage all students to submit their abstracts by the general deadline if possible. Please direct your questions to: Mike Turpin at john.turpin@la.usda.gov.

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National Range Judging Contest

It doesn’t seem possible, but another year has passed by and the big event where several hundred contestants from all corners of the nation converge to compete for National honors has happened once again. Yes, that’s right, it occurred in Oklahoma City from April 30th to May 2nd. The competition was the National Range Judging Contest. This year persistence, hard work, and dedication concluded with top honors for teams from Texas and Missouri. This year marked the 62nd annual contest held in Oklahoma City in conjunction with the National Land and Homesite Judging Contests. The three-day event concludes with an exciting banquet and awards ceremony held at the prestigious National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, where the winners are awarded for their talents.

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. As might be expected, the competition for this inspiring and extremely popular award has become increasingly tougher each year.

For the 62nd competition, the Hamilton FFA Chapter, Hamilton, TX, took home the top honors for the FFA team competition. The first place high individual FFA award was won by Shawn Walton from the Hamilton FFA Chapter. The Aurora 4-H Club, Aurora, MO, won the top honors for the 4-H team category.  The first place high individual 4-H award was won by Austin Thayer, a team member on the Jackson County 4-H Club, Jackson County, SD.

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

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Hamilton FFA Chapter, Hamilton, TX  (l to r) Jenny Pluhar, 1st Vice President of the Society for Range Management presenting the jacket award, Coach Terry Baize, Colby Chapman, Ethan Wagner, Alex Lloyd & Shawn Walton.  Shawn Walton also won the high individual category in the FFA division. 
Photo and copyright permissions courtesy of JPT Photography.

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Aurora 4-H Club, Aurora, MO (l to r) Jenny Pluhar, 1st Vice President of the Society for Range Management, Erica Crews, Rebekah Callison, Maclain Rapp, & Coach Craig Grisham. 
Photo and copyright permissions courtesy of JPT Photography.

Environthon 2

Austin Thayer, high individual in the 4-H division, Jackson County 4-H Club, Jackson County, South Dakota.  Presenting the award is Jenny Pluhar, 1st Vice President of the Society for Range Management. 
Photo and copyright permissions courtesy of JPT Photography.

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Conservation Stewardship Program Applications Due by June 14

The Natural Resources Conservation Service, May 30, 2013 -- The Natural Resources Conservation Service’s (NRCS) Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) deadline has been extended to June 14, 2013 and will provide about $175 million in funding for enrollment of up to 12.6 million additional acres this year.

Although applications are accepted all year, farmers, ranchers, and forestland owners interested in CSP should submit applications by June 14 to their local NRCS office to ensure they are considered for this year’s funding.

The voluntary program allows producers to go the extra mile in conserving natural resources while also maintaining or increasing the productivity of their operations.

“CSP is different than our other financial assistance programs,” said Colorado NRCS Acting State Conservationist Randy Randall. “It offers payments to producers who maintain a high level of conservation on their land and agree to adopt higher levels of stewardship. It’s about conservation activities on the entire operation, focusing on multiple resource concerns.”

Playing a significant part in conserving and improving our nation’s resources, producers enrolled an additional 12.1 million acres in CSP last year, bringing the total number of acres to more than 50 million.

Many of the CSP enhancements improve soil quality, which helps land become more resilient to extreme weather.  Several other improvements are available for producers, including intensive rotational grazing, intercropping, and wildlife-friendly fencing.  Because of the extreme weather in 2012, more interest and participation in the cover crop enhancements is expected this year, according to NRCS experts.

A CSP self-screening checklist is available to help producers determine if the program is suitable for their operation. The checklist highlights basic information about CSP eligibility requirements, stewardship threshold requirements and payment types.

For the checklist and additional information, visit the CSP website (http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/main/national/programs/financial/csp/) or visit your local USDA NRCS office.

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Range Field Day - July 2, 2013

The goal of the 2013 Range Field Day is to provide basic principles to use in grazing management (a.m.) and to capture experiences and lessons learned from grazing managers (p.m.). If you'd like more information about the EOARC Range Field Day, please call Petrina White at 541-573-8900 or email her at Petrina.white@oregonstate.edu

Map & Directions

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CRP Training – Presented by Conservation Professional Training Program

Join over 400 of your colleagues across the country who have already participated in our comprehensive training program. The path to becoming an NRCS certified CRP Technical Service Provider (TSP) has never been easier with new online training options. Participants who complete the FREE online Core Training are eligible for supplemental courses at no additional charge. Supplemental courses are available for a fee to all other participants. Please visit our website www.facesofcrp.info for an overview of the entire program including training availability, benefits and continuing education units (CEUs).   

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Where to Find Information on Rangeland Careers, Education and Online Courses?

Prospective students interested in Rangeland Ecology and Management throughout North America can locate expanded choices in curriculum, outdoor research projects and employment prospects at http://rangelandswest.org/careersandeducation/.  The new site features thumbnail sketches of current students who share their classroom and outdoor research experiences in various parts of the Western U.S.   Profiles include rangeland students from Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Oregon.

Career specialists are needed to help manage the grassland, shrubland, woodland and desert landscapes that comprise immense rangeland ecosystems, most west of the Mississippi River.  Current and projected job demand is strong. Specialties in rangeland ecology include soil science, plant life, wildlife species and livestock and watershed/land use policies. Management needs span invasive plant control, endangered species surveys and planning for sustainable livestock operations on both private and public lands. Other applications using range education include prairie land reclamation and restoration, vegetation management and state and federal land management research in fire and range ecology.

Need online courses to re-tool for a career in Rangeland Management?
Visit http://rangelandswest.org/coursecatalog/ for a searchable database on on-line and hybrid courses that can bring your credentials up to speed.
The new websites were funded from a U.S. Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture grant titled "Repositioning Rangeland Education for a Changing World."   Contact Susan Edinger Marshall at sem11@humboldt.edu to obtain free bookmarks and postcards that point to the careers and education website.

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Calling All Cooks, Submit Your Recipes! Featured Recipe - Fruit Cocktail Cake and Icing

Submitted by R.J. and Rita Bell - Pitchfork Ranch, Guthrie, Texas

2 c. flour 2 tsp. soda 1 1/2 c. sugar
2 eggs 2 c. fruit cocktail 1 pinch salt

Mix and cook at 350° for 40 mm. in 9x13-inch pan. Mix by hand.

1 1/2 c. sugar 1/2 c. pecans 1 1/2 sticks oleo
1/2 c. coconut 1 c. canned milk (undiluted)  

Cook sugar, oleo, and milk until thick. Remove from heat and add pecans and coconut. Pour over hot cake.

Background: Boyhood friends from Alabama, Eugene Williams, a sales manager for the St. Louis-based Hamilton Brown Shoe Company, and D.B. Gardner, a Texas surveyor, established the Pitchfork Ranch in the 1870s. Gardner located the prospective property near Guthrie, TX, and asked Williams to come from St. Louis to take a look at it.  Near Henrietta, TX, Williams became ill and unable to continue the journey. Before returning to St. Louis, Williams said, "If it's all right with Gardner, it's all right with me.  I wouldn't know any more after I looked at the ranch anyway."  And on that trust, the deal was made, and the property bought. Williams died shortly afterwards, never having seen the Pitchfork Ranch.

Gardner purchased Hereford cattle from south Texas to begin the ranch. The herd already wore the pitchfork brand, so Gardner simply named the ranch after the cattle. In 1883, the ranch was incorporated. With the principal stockholders, the Williams family, living in St. Louis, Gardner managed the Pitchfork Land & Cattle Company until his death in 1928.

Although it grew larger and more prosperous, the Pitchfork Land & Cattle Co. never lost the spirit of friendship and trust that Gardner and Williams brought to it.  According to local legend, several lost souls found refuge on the ranch.

Quanah Parker often took refuge on the ranch. A white girl kidnapped by Indians before the Civil War, Parker's mother, Cynthia, married an Indian chief. Parker often made camp near an exceedingly clear spring on the ranch. A close friend of Burk Burnett, owner of the Four Sixes, Parker remained in the area after most of his people had moved on.

Today, Jim Humphreys manages the ranch.  Expanded considerably since its incorporation, the ranch now holds 202,000 acres in Texas, Wyoming and Kansas. A cow/calf operation is run on a 166,000-acre Texas ranch; a 32,000-acre Wyoming ranch works steers and sheep; and a 4,000-acre Kansas ranch raises steers.

Trail Boss CookbookTrail Boss’s Cowboy Cookbook
Do you have a family or ranch recipe that has been around for generations? Does it have a great story or background to go with it? Or maybe you have a great range story, ranch story or an awesome range photo that you would like to share. We are looking for you. The Outreach and Communication Committee is collecting recipes, stories and photos for the next edition of the Trail Boss’s Cowboy Cookbook.   Submit Recipes, Range Stories and Range Photos to: srmcookbook@yahoo.com

Please include Your Name, Ranch Name, SRM Section and City, State with each submission. In the subject line of your email please write SRM Cookbook. All recipes must be original recipes (never published). If it is a published recipe it must be changed by 10%,(such as changing an ingredient or amount, adding an ingredient, changing cooking temperature or time.)

Visit http://www.rangelands.org/outreachcommunication/oc_trailbosscookbook.shtml to see featured recipes from the original Trail Boss’s Cowboy Cookbook.
To purchase your very own copy of this classic filled with recipes from throughout the west and around the world, as well as range facts, historical anecdotes and humor please go to http://www.rangelands.org/publications_referencebooks.shtml.

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May Range Photo Quiz Answer

Range QuizMay Photo Quiz Question: Mark Twain once quipped that "history doesn't repeat itself, but it does rhyme." What historical memories might this recent rangeland scene from southeastern Colorado stir up? How is it similar - or different - from may have been seen before? Are there any other oft-repeated observations that might apply?

ANSWER:  Historical memories were indeed stirred up by this recent photo of a Colorado “duster.” Emeritus member Russell Moore noted that “the dust storms this spring in southeastern Colorado have been reminiscent of the mid-1950s and the late- 1930s.  Having grown up in the Arkansas valley during the 1950s I witnessed many of these "dusters" in 1954 to 1956 with fences and outbuildings buried in tumbleweeds and windblown dirt. Successive drought years on the Great Plains, coupled in many cases with overgrazing and poor farming practices, exacerbate the problem. The standard joke in the 1950s was that the dryland wheat farmers planned to plant their crops in Colorado and harvest them in the Texas panhandle.”

Tim Steffens recognized “the wall of dirt that was in front of a front that came through southeast Colorado about two weeks ago. It gave me nightmares of my childhood days in the cotton patch near Lubbock TX, and where such events are still not all that uncommon. Fortunately, in recent years I have been up here and they haven’t happened like that, even here in the old dust bowl because of improved farming and range management practices. But the long and severe drought of the last 12 or 13 years has made this a definite possibility in the near future, bringing on reminiscences by old times of the dust bowl and the book The Worst Hard Times [and the recent Ken Burns film Dust Bowl]. Fortunately, this was not a true “duster” as it didn’t go nearly as high into the atmosphere as those of yesteryear, and was over in a couple hours, unlike those even of my youth. I hope we will get some rain to preclude another, but right now, it is not looking promising, with 40% to near 100% mortality of perennial grasses here in southeastern Colorado, depending on how much and when the last wet spell was.”

Donna Reed commented that “We used to call these ‘dust storms’ or ‘sand storms’ – and although I wasn’t alive then, they inspired the term ‘Dust Bowl Days’ to describe the great plains of the 1930s.  Today, I suppose because our nation is so involved with the United Arab Emirates, we call them “haboobs” – even if it doesn’t rhyme” [A Wikipedia search on “dust storms” reveals quite a diversity of such “Aeolian disturbances” encountered throughout the drylands of the world - and where would our loess soils come from without them?]  Mort Kothmann added, “When there is no grass on the range, the dust will move in great clouds that eventually may reach Washington DC. This has happened whenever that has been severe drought. Croplands and denuded rangelands contribute much dust to the high winds.”

And what words of wisdom might be remembered here? From the oft-misquoted George Santayana; “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it!” A point that Ben Berlinger drives home, "Yes indeed, history HAS repeated itself. This is the dust bowl all over again and we down here in SE Colorado are living through it. This picture could easily have been from the “dirty 30s.”  The environmental degradation is the same and the cause is the same for the most part. Prolonged dryer than usual weather has combined with the mismanagement of the land to result in another ecological disaster in this region. And now, we who are living through it today can only too closely relate to the devastating impacts it has on the people who live here and make their living from the land. BUT, we can also observe the BEST of human nature in action that so represents the human spirit of the people that have persisted to stay on the land and continue to thrive!"

Thanks to Leonard Pruett (former CSU Extension) for catching this picture on his cell phone. “It is in the Upper Arkansas Valley Rolling Plains (MLRA 69), 10 miles S of Lamar, Prowers County, CO.  Native rangeland, no cropland!”

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June Photo Quiz Question

April Range Quiz Photo

Photo Quiz Question: What is depicted is this picture and what management purpose does it serve? Bonus Points:  In what MLRA was this photo taken?

Send your observations (and your own quiz-worthy range photos) to vtrujillo@rangelands.org, subject line “Range Photo Quiz" or complete the Range Quiz form. Be sure to include a question and answer with the photo! Send your responses by the 25th of the month to meet our deadlines!

Click here to view a larger version of the photo.

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CSU Rangelands Degree

5th Annual Science on the Sonoita Plain Symposium - June 8, 2013

Quarterly Meeting of The Sonoita Valley Planning Partnership at the Appleton-Whittell Research Ranch of the National Audubon Society near Elgin, Arizona.
(Focus on climate, drought and water issues). For information, contact: Linda Kennedy, Ph.D., Director LKENNEDY@audubon.org


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South Dakota Section Coming Events

South Dakota Section of SRM has quite a few camps & tours scheduled for this summer. Here are just a few of the events:

For more information, please visit their website.

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III International Symposium on Forage Quality and Conservation   

The Department of Animal Science from the College of Agriculture "Luiz de Queiroz" - University of Sao Paulo, invites you to this symposium July 22 - 23, 2013 at the Royal Palm Plaza Resort in Campinas, SP, Brazil. For more information, click here!

Held directly after the symposium, the 50th Annual Meeting of the Brazilian Society of Animal Science July 23-26, 2013, also at the Royal Palm Plaza Resort in Campinas, SP, Brazil. Click here for more information.

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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!!

Click Here to visit our store.

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Ecology & Management of Grazing - An Online Course

The California Rangeland Research and Information Center at UC Davis is now offering an online science-based course entitled the “Ecology and Management of Grazing.”  This online course is organized in four modules that can be taken separately or in sequential order. The modules are 1) Introduction to Ecology and Grazing, 2) Foraging Behavior and Livestock Distribution, 3) Forage Quality and Grazing Animal Nutrition, and 4) Ranching and Grazing Systems.  Each module is introduced by a documentary quality high definition video followed by a series of narrated PowerPoint presentations. There are reading assignments and practical exercises. Each module is self-paced and will take 10 to 20 hours to complete.  Outlines for each module can be accessed via the online course registration page: http://californiarangeland.ucdavis.edu/Grazing%20Management/online_course.htm

Course registration fees are $200 per module or $600 for all four modules.  Registration fees can be reduced for groups of more than 10 people.  Contact Mel George (mrgeorge@ucdavis.edu, phone 530-752-1720) for group discounts. Each module is approved by the Society for Range Management for 16 CEUs.

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North American Invasive Plant Ecology & Management Short Course - June 25-27, 2013

NAIPSCThe 2013 North American Invasive Plant Ecology and Management Short Course (NAIPSC) is now open for registration. Similar to previous years, the 2013 NAIPSC Field Course will include presentations, hands-on workshops, site visits and instructor-led discussion sessions on the latest in invasive plant ecology and management. The NAIPSC Special Session for 2013 is on the topic of biocontrol. Registration can be done either online or by downloading a brochure from the NAIPSC website (http://ipscourse.unl.edu). While there, be sure to check out the new NAIPSC Online Community that features relevant webinars, interesting articles, and opportunities to interact on any topic related to invasive plants. Also new is the Invasive Weed Ecology Program, which has some interesting information and thoughtful insights on invasive plants. The third annual NAIPSC Field Course will be held June 25-27, 2013 at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln West Central Research & Extension Center in North Platte, NE. CEU and graduate student credit will be available.

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Position Announcement: Senior Biologist, Logan Simpson Design, Inc., Salt Lake City, UT

The ideal candidate will possess technical expertise with proven experience working in environmental compliance related to biological resources.  Individuals that have consulting experience and established relationships with federal, tribal, state, and local resource and regulatory agencies are highly desired.  Experience with and working knowledge of current state and federal sage-grouse management programs, sensitive boreal species, and/or management of Great Basin rangelands is also preferred. Duties include (but not limited to the following):


Logan Simpson Design Inc. offers a comprehensive benefit package and a competitive salary.  If interested, please apply on-line at: http://www.logansimpson.com/job-opportunity/career/ and include a resume and a cover letter that includes salary requirements. We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V

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Position Announcement: Assistant Professor - Rangeland and Livestock

Oregon State University Malheur County Extension Service is recruiting for a full-time (1.0 FTE) Assistant Professor position in Rangeland and Livestock. This 12-month position is 0.75 FTE tenure track and 0.25 FTE recurring fixed term funding. This position is responsible for the Rangeland and Livestock Extension program in Malheur County, Oregon.  Salary is commensurate with education and experience. To review posting and apply, go to http://oregonstate.edu/jobs/ Posting 0010665. Closing date: 6/10/13. OSU is an AA/EOE.

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Upcoming Events

5th Annual Science on the Sonoita Plain Symposium - Quarterly Meeting of The Sonoita Valley Planning Partnership
June 8, 2013
At the Appleton-Whittell Research Ranch of the National Audubon Society, Near Elgin, Arizona
More Information, contact: Linda Kennedy, Ph.D., Director, LKENNEDY@audubon.org

Nebraska Section Council Meeting
@NE Range Youth Camp
June 10, 2013
Halsey NE

Utah Section Summer Meeting
June 13-14, 2013
Ephraim, UT

PNW Section Spring Meeting
June 19-21, 2013
Dawson Creek, British Columbia

New Mexico Section Summer Meeting & Tours 
June 20 - 21, 2013
Silver City, NM
More Info. 

North American Invasive Plant Ecology and Management Short Course

June 25-27, 2013
University of Nebraska - Lincoln
More Information

NV Section Summer Meeting & Tour:
Pinion Juniper Fuels Reduction Projects and Vegetation Response – What have we learned?

June 27-28, 2013 – Ely, NV
(Business meeting – June 28)

Idaho Section Summer Tour
Joint with SageSTEP & Great Basin Science Delivery Projects
July 10-11, 2013
Owyhees, ID

Invasive Plants: Managing Controversy, Creativity and Conservation
July 21, 2013 - Reno, NV
Click Here for more information or contact workshop organizer Steve Young at steve.young@unl.edu

III International Symposium on Forage Quality and Conservation
July 22-23, 2013
Campinas, SP, Brazil
More Information

50th Annual Meeting of the Brazilian Society of Animal Science 
July 23-26, 2013
Campinas, SP, Brazil
More Information

IMS Section Summer Tour
July 26-27, 2013
Northern MT

Arizona Section Summer Meeting
"Babbitt Ranches Land Ethic &Tour of the CO Bar Ranch"
August 7-9, 2013
Flagstaff, AZ

22 International Grassland Congress
Sept. 15-19, 2013 - Sydney, Australia
More Information

PNW Section Fall Meeting 
September 19-21,2013
Enterprise, OR
More Info. 

Nebraska Section Annual Meeting - “The Good, The Bad & The Ugly, Recovery After Drought and Wildfire”
Oct. 9-10, 2013 - Ainsworth, NE (Tour of Niobrara 2012 wildlife areas Oct. 10)

Texas Section Fall Meeting
Oct. 9-11, 2013
Ft. Worth, TX
More Info.

Renewable Natural Resources Foundation's (RNRF) 12th National Congress: Resiliency of the Coasts
Dec. 11-12, 2013 – NOAA Center for Weather and Climate Prediction, College Park, MD
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Upcoming Functions & Continuing Education Pre-Approved Courses

Click here to view a full calendar of functions that have been pre-approved for SRM Continuing Education Units (CEUs) If you know of a function that you want to attend but do not see it on our list, please send the information to: SRM, ATTN: Vicky Trujillo,6901 S. Pierce St., Suite 225 * Littleton, CO 80128; Fax 303.986.3892 or email: vtrujillo@rangelands.org.

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Welcome New Members: May

Name City State Section
Mike Deewall Coldwater KS KS
Emry Birdwell Henrietta TX TX
Kevin Lee Boyer Palo Alto CA CP
Samantha M Wisely Gainesville FL FL
Ruth K. Stark Abilene TX TX
Name City State Section
Noemie Touchette Prince George BC PN
Chuck W Johnston Sarasota FL FL
Leah Marie Tallis Dalmeny SK NGP
Austen Christine Foley Lakeside OR PN
Leeann Pallett Banks OR PN

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