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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Why I Didn’t Say ‘NO’ to SRM

Initially, I didn’t readily embrace the idea of taking on a leadership role within SRM; in fact, I said ‘no’ a couple of times. Like many of us, various factors made ‘no’ seem like the sensible choice: I was at an early stage in my career, facing financial constraints, deeply committed to institutional service, juggling...

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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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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