SRM DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION STATEMENT
The Society for Range Management (SRM) is a diverse body of members, employees, and representatives that are dedicated to leading the stewardship of rangelands based on sound ecological principles.
These principles have led us to understand that Humankind originated in rangelands, thus resulting in the present day global diversity of peoples, languages, cultures, and natural resource management and socio-economic systems.
SRM welcomes, encourages, affirms, and values the participation and inclusion of all individuals with an interest in rangelands regardless of race, color, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, national origin, culture, educational status, disabilities, emerging ideas and perspectives, or socio-economic status. We vigorously strive to eliminate implicit bias and reject discrimination and stereotyping within the society by proactively fostering tolerance, mutual respect, and multicultural awareness and competency by actively promoting inclusion in membership, education & training, competition, leadership, committees, staff, and all other areas of SRM activity.
Diversity and Inclusion Task Force
The Society for Range Management (SRM) prides itself on being an organization that thrives on the diversity of its membership, which is inclusive of land managers from the public, private, and tribal sectors, researchers, and educators from multiple disciplinary backgrounds, and their students. We consider ourselves an international society that welcomes people from all nations to participate and learn. Members, employees, and representatives of the Society for Range Management respect the rights, dignity, and diversity of all people and recognize that valuable insights and leadership can come from all sectors of our diverse society. Efforts to further broaden the diversity of SRM’s members and leadership is a common goal for all.
To assess how SRM is doing with regards to diversity and inclusiveness the SRM Board created a Diversity and Inclusion Task Force in the summer of 2016 with nine appointed members. Over the next two years this Task Force will engage with SRM members and leaders to develop short and long-term recommendations to help SRM recruit and retain a more diverse membership to participate in society functions and serve in leadership roles.
SRM Diversity and Inclusion Task Force Chairs:
Dr. Amy Ganguli, Ganguli@nmsu.edu
Dr. Joel Brown, firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. María E. Fernández-Giménez, email@example.com