2018 SRM Annual Meeting, Technical Training & Trade Show
The Nugget, Sparks, NV – January 28-February 2, 2018
The Society for Range Management’s 71st Annual Meeting, Technical Training and Trade Show will be held Jan. 28 to Feb. 2, 2018 at the Nugget Hotel in Sparks, Nevada. The theme for the 2018 conference is Empowerment through Applied Science. Ryan Shane, Conservation Specialist, Nevada Division of Forestry, and Mark Freese, Habitat Biologist, Nevada Department of Wildlife are the conference co-chairs.
It’s not too soon to be thinking about your symposium, forum and workshop sessions for the 2018 annual meeting. The theme of the 2018 conference is empowering an interactive relationship among land managers, practitioners and scientists for sustainable use of multiple rangeland resources. Proposals for symposia, forums and workshops are due by July 14.
CONFERENCE THEME: The theme of this year’s conference is “Empowerment through Applied Science.” Land managers and practitioners apply information from scientists and provide the bridge from raw science to applied science. This bridge provides the opportunity for testing, monitoring and mid-course corrections, not only to application designs but to the raw science itself. During the process, and with due diligence by all three groups working in concert, both the application designs and the science can be refined and improved. A more balanced and interactive modus operandi among the three entities will improve management of rangelands for sustainable use of multiple rangeland resources and simultaneously empower the rangeland community.
SYMPOSIUM SESSIONS: Symposium sessions are comprised of a number of presentations, all related to a unifying topic. Typically, each presenter is provided approximately 20 minutes to speak, but this can be flexible based on the needs of the symposium organizers. After all have presented their work, there will be a shared time at the end for questions and discussion. It is not assumed that those presenting in a symposium format will collaborate before the session, only that they share the time. The idea is that, by providing information and viewpoints on different aspects of a topic in one session, rich discussion among presenters and the audience will ensue.
FORUM SESSIONS: Forum sessions present research, theory, concepts, and practices. These sessions are typically 45 minutes long and consist of either one presentation for the full 45 minutes or, in some cases, two presentations back-to- back (about 20 minutes each).
WORKSHOP SESSIONS: Workshops are designed to provide an opportunity for in-depth discussion of current and emerging topics of interest to the rangeland community. We encourage workshop proposals that bring together people working on new and developing research topics that favor highly interactive discussions. Those proposing a workshop should provide information showing that the workshop is of interest to the rangeland community and explain why a workshop on this topic is beneficial.
All proposals should include the following: 1) session title; 2) organizer’s name; 3) sponsor, if any (e.g., SRM committee); 4) session description (one paragraph); 5) preferred session length (half-day or full day); and 6) tentative list of potential presentations/presenters. Early contact with session presenters will facilitate timely submittal and approval of abstracts for publication in proceedings with contributed abstracts. For more information regarding these sessions, please contact Kent McAdoo (firstname.lastname@example.org). Additional questions regarding the program can be addressed to Program Chair Sherm Swanson (email@example.com).
And it’s not too soon to be thinking about your travel plans. Bring your family to take advantage of all the conference and location have to offer. The conference will be held at the Nugget Hotel in Sparks, Nev. The Nugget has several award-winning restaurants, and Gilly’s Dance Hall and the Celebrity Showroom for nighttime entertainment. It’s a 10-minute drive from the Reno-Tahoe airport, and 3 miles from downtown Reno. The indoor swimming pool is exceptional, and there is an arcade/game room for kids of all ages. And, with over 40 ski runs within an hour or so from the conference site, come early and stay longer to enjoy the snowpack in the beautiful Lake Tahoe Basin. You can check out all of the fun things to do in the area at https://www.visitrenotahoe.com. More information about room reservations will be included in future Range Flash notices.
The SRM 2018 meeting website is currently being developed, stay tuned for links and more information!
Future SRM Annual Meetings:
2019: Minneapolis, MN
Sunday, February 10th-Thursday, February 14th
2020: Denver, CO
Sunday, February 16th-Friday, February 21st
Past SRM Annual Meetings:
If you are looking for Abstracts from past annual SRM Meetings, please use the links listed below.