Rangelands

Rangeland Ecology & Management Highlight – Will Someone Actually Read Your Scientific Research Paper?

The answer is yes, but only if you write an amazing “Introduction”! Most readers of scientific research papers learn about your paper by seeing the citation and title first, and then reading your “Abstract”.  They read the Abstract to see how closely the paper matches their topic of interest. If you are like me, you also try…

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Rangelands Journal Highlight – Plant Phenology: Taking the Pulse of Rangelands

This article will appear in the upcoming June issue of Rangelands, Volume 41, Issue 3 (June 2019). Rangeland managers require timely, reliable, and easily interpretable information about their land to make informed decisions. One of the biggest challenges managers face is the high temporal variability in plant establishment, growth, and…

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USDA Forest Service Co-Hosts Natural Resources Discovery Camp for American Indian Students

The Work Environment and Performance Office (WEPO) and the Southwestern Region of the USDA Forest Service formally partnered with the Society for Range Management (SRM), the Southwest Indian Polytechnic Institute (SIPI), the Mescalero Apache Tribe, and Animo Partnership in Natural Resources to offer a “Natural Resources Discovery Camp” to thirty-three…

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National Range Judging Contest

The 2019 National Range Judging Contest was held from April 30th to May 2nd in Oklahoma City, OK in conjunction with the National Land and Homesite Judging Contests. The range judging event draws several hundred contestants from all over the nation and the competition is intense. This year persistence, hard…

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Kansas Section Report and Happenings

The Kansas Section of the SRM conducts and supports activities each year that reach out to both youth and adults regarding rangeland management.  In 2019 the Kansas Section supported the Kansas Envirothon.  The Kansas Envirothon is an outdoor, environmental high school competition where students learn and are tested on a variety of…

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SRM 2020 Annual Meeting Updates

Update on the SRM 2020 Annual Meeting, Technical Training and Trade Show Meeting Format The Call for Proposals for the SRM 2020 Annual Meeting recently went out and the meeting is rapidly approaching. The 2020 Annual Meeting Planning Committee (AMPC) has been sharing the exciting changes we have planned for 2020…

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First Six Months on the Job as Director

It has been a busy time settling into my new position on the Society for Range Management (SRM) Board of Directors. These first few months as a new Director have given me a better appreciation of how active the Board of Directors is and how much the SRM, its leaders,…

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My First Half a Year as Second Vice President

I am humbled to be your Second Vice President and I would like to express my sincere gratitude to our membership for trusting me with that responsibility. Almost 18 years ago, when I came to Texas, I dreamed about becoming an actively engaged SRM member. In the past, many Mexican…

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