Society for Range Management

The Society for Range Management is an international organization that includes people who manage, conserve and enjoy the vast landscapes known as rangelands. We are a vibrant community that learn from each other and share our common appreciation for rangelands.


The International Society for Range Management is the professional scientific society and conservation organization whose members study, conserve, manage and sustain the varied resources of the rangelands which include prairie, shublands, woodlands, and savannahs which cover nearly half the land on earth.

SRM’s members are land managers, scientists, educators, students, ranchers and conservationists–a diverse membership guided by a professional code of ethics and unified by a strong land ethic.


Providing leadership for the Stewardship of Rangelands based on sound ecological principles.


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


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Dr. Edwin Lamar Smith Jr.

AUGUST 13, 1936 – JULY 7, 2023 Past SRM President (1998) 2008 Frederic G Renner Award Recipient  Dr. Edwin Lamar Smith Jr. passed on July 7, 2023, in San Antonio, Texas surrounded by family. Lamar Smith’s death ended a greater than 60-year career advancing the research, education, and practice of range management and natural resource...

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Society for Range Management to Recognize Ranchers for Stewardship Efforts

Award Established by Generous Montana Rancher Chuck Jarecki The Society for Range Management (SRM) recently established the Chuck Jarecki Rancher Land Stewardship Award thanks to a generous donation by its namesake, Montana rancher Chuck Jarecki.  The award was created to recognize ranch operators who demonstrate outstanding rangeland stewardship and contribute to the ranching profession through local,...

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More than 700 Youth Compete in National Range Judging Contest

SRM Sponsored Event by Providing Jackets to Winners By Christina Mascarenas and Allysia Scherer, Oklahoma NRCS  Over 700 young agriculture leaders from more than 35 States gathered in Oklahoma for the 70th National Land and Range Judging (NLRJ) contest the first week in May. This contest is hosted in partnership with the Oklahoma Association of...

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The W. R. Chapline Land Stewardship Award gives special recognition to SRM members for exceptional accomplishments and contributions in the application of the art and science of range management. It is given in recognition of exceptional landowners, land managers, administrators and counselors in the field of range management and supporting disciplines.Nominations are OPEN for the 2024 Chapline Award until OCTOBER 1, ... See MoreSee Less
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The Renner Award is the most prestigious award bestowed by the SRM. The award is presented with the belief that such recognition will foster better use of rangeland resources and a broader understanding of the contributions that these resources make to the welfare of all people.Nominations for the 2024 Renner Award are open until OCTOBER 1, ... See MoreSee Less
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The Society for Range Management brings people, cultures, and different perspectives together from around the world to work toward one goal: rangeland stewardship. It’s dynamic, and I want to be a part of it.
Diana Doan-Crider Texas
The diversity of voices in SRM, scientists, consultants, land stewards, agency professionals, is unique and it keeps me current, engaged and always motivated to learn more.”
Jenny Pluhar Texas
I spent too many years in the beef industry thinking that I didn’t have time to commit to SRM. It’s only now that I realize the time and money that I wasted by not being a part of this organization sooner.
Dave Voth Nevada