Rangelands

What Is Rangeland? A Q&A with Barry Irving

Courtesy of The Forestry Source (SAF), April 2018 What Is Rangeland? A Q&A with Barry Irving SAF and SRM Sign a Memorandum of Agreement By Andrea Watts At the SAF Board meeting held on March 18, the Board of Directors approved a memorandum of agreement between SAF and the Society…

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Don’t Let Us Down 

Curtis Talbot, SRM Director On a wall near my desk hangs a paper snowflake.  It’s really not much to look at as far as fashionable art goes, but it is one of my treasured keepsakes from the year I spent in Iraq. During the Christmas season of 2005, my National Guard unit was the recipient…

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REM: Journal Highlight

Rangeland Ecology and Management (REM), January 2018   Editor’s Choice Award: Weather-Centric Rangeland Revegetation Planning Stuart Hardegree, John Abatzoglou, Mark Brunson, Matt Germino, Katherine Hegewisch, Corey Moffet, David Pilliod, Bruce Roundy, Alex Boehm, and Gwendwr Meredith Rangelands encompass 40% of the Earth’s land surface.  Arid and semi-arid ecosystems provide goods and services that support almost 3 billion people.  About 1/3 of the world’s population depend directly on arid rangelands for…

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Lost Resources: Leona Rittenhouse 1942 – 2018

Leona Rittenhouse, a life and family member of SRM, passed March 26, 2018, from a malignant brain tumor.  Leona was a regular at SRM National meetings.  She was known for her love, caring, fast-paced shopping and love for traveling.  Friends, faith and family were always the center of her world.  She…

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2018 SRM Graduate Student Oral Paper and Poster Competition Results

It is our sincere pleasure to announce the winners of the 2018 SRM Graduate Student Oral Paper and Poster Competitions. The First and Second Place winners for each of the Competitions are:  MS ORAL PRESENTATION: 1st Place:  Torrey Ritter, Montana State University “Ecosystem Pioneers: Examining Beaver Dispersal and Settlement Site Selection to Improve Riparian Restoration…

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Rangelands: Journal Highlight

[caption id="attachment_3745" align="alignright" width="240"] February Issue of Rangelands Now Available![/caption] Rangelands, April 2018 Rangelands is proud to support the Society’s priority of developing skilled and talented young rangeland professionals by publishing outstanding research and synthesis articles developed by student authors.  The Rangeland Cup, a yearly team problem-solving competition, challenges student teams to work collaboratively to critically evaluate current topics in rangeland ecology…

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Diversity and Inclusion is No Longer a Spectator Sport in SRM

Joel Brown and Amy Ganguli, Diversity and Inclusion Task Force Co-Chairs Diversity is an important part of rangeland management.  Whether it’s new forage species for livestock production, habitat diversity to support wildlife or genetic diversity to adapt to climate change, the theme that diversity is the key to adapting and thriving is a common one.  Those…

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The SRM Years

Barry Irving SRM President, 2018   We in SRM have several start and end times during our year.  We have the membership year that now follows a calendar year, we have the fiscal year to hold and plan our budget and finances, and we have the Annual Meeting year that runs…

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