Rangelands

Riparian Management and Research on the Rinker Rock Creek Ranch: A Webinar and Virtual Tour Idaho Section SRM 2020 Summer Tour

By: Ruth Luke, Faith Ryan, and Meribeth Lomkin Due to COVID-19 the summer in-person tour was canceled. However, The Idaho Section of the Society for Range Management and University of Idaho Rangeland Center presented a live webinar and virtual tour of the riparian management and research on the Rinker Rock…

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Nevada Section Update

By: Maggie Orr, NV Section Newsletter Editor The Nevada Section celebrates ten years of leadership by Kathryn Dyer and almost 40 years of Curriculum Directorship of Sherm Swanson for the Nevada Youth Range Camp! Range Camp has been in full swing for 58 years, and the last two years we…

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Lessons from Pastoralists for the Time of COVID-19

By: María Fernández-Giménez, SRM Director 2018-2020  A year ago, in June 2019, I was in the midst of a multi-country adventure in Spain and Morocco, following herders and their flocks as they moved from their winter pastures in the lowlands to their high mountain summer ranges. We often think of…

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Musings from your Director

By: Barry Perryman, SRM Director 2018-2020 “I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate. All those moments will be lost in time, …like tears in rain…time to die.” I have always…

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My First Six Months as First Vice-President

By: Poncho Ortega, 1st Vice President of SRM My year as Second Vice President of SRM went fast. Appointing members to work on SRM Committees was my major responsibility during my first year on the Board, in addition to learning other officers’ responsibilities and preparing to begin my activities as…

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18th Annual Rangelands Partnership Meeting Held Virtually March 30-31

A success beyond the planning committee’s wildest dreams, the 18th Annual Rangelands Partnership (RP) meeting was held via Zoom for two full days on March 30th and 31st. More than 40 participants representing range scientists, ag/science librarians, and IT specialists from the 19 western land-grant university member collaboration were actively…

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The Inaugural Range Practicum: A Hands-on Land & Livestock Training

The inaugural Range Practicum brought lifelong learners from around the West to develop hands-on land and livestock skills at the National Western Complex in Denver on February 20. Ranchers, range managers, scientists, conservationists, and students tried their hand at low-stress livestock handling, horse and mule packing, prescribed burning, soil texturing,…

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2020 Excellence in Range Management Awarded to Treadwell Cattle Company, Christoval, TX

For five generations the Treadwell Cattle Company has managed rangelands within the Edwards Plateau region of Texas supporting the five principles of habitat management first defined by Aldo Leopold as the “ax, cow, plow, fire and gun.” John and Brian Treadwell, the 4th and 5th generation managers from this Hill…

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Transforming Conflict to Conversations at the 2020 SRM Annual Meeting Yellowstone Symposium

A Special Issue of Rangelands titled “An Ecological Assessment of the Northern Yellowstone Range”, published in December of 2018 (Volume 40, Issue 6) and guest edited by Dr. Jeff Mosley, served to highlight a debate regarding issues related to range management in the Northern Yellowstone Range; in particular, the management of…

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Moving Forward During the New “Normal”: Socially Distant, But Still Working Together

It’s hard to believe it’s been only two months since so many of us were together at the 2020 SRM Annual Meeting in Denver. It was a great meeting; kudos to the Colorado and Wyoming Sections for their hard work and leadership! They implemented several new strategies in the meeting…

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