Rangelands

Committee:

Awards Committee

The Society for Range Management awards is designed to recognize members and nonmembers who have made outstanding contributions to the science and art of rangeland resource management. Awards are presented at the Society’s Annual (Winter) Meeting.

Leadership

Committee Chair: Mitchell Stephenson
Chair Email: mstephenson@unl.edu


Committee Chair Elect: Ricardo Mata-González
Chair Elect Email: Ricardo.MataGonzalez@oregonstate.edu


BoD Rep: John Taylor
BoD Rep Email: taylamob@tpg.com.au

Overview and Introduction

Introduction

Objectives of the SRM Awards Committee:

  • Compile a list of nominees for SRM Honor Awards annually and update a documentation file on nominees whose achievements in the science and art of range-related resource management qualify them for an award or citation by the Society.
  • Compile and maintain a list of awards and citations offered by foundations, corporations, and other award-granting organizations outside the Society and their criteria for qualifications.
  • Annually review the SRM Honor Awards program and make suggestions for improving the program to the Board of Directors.

The deadline to submit for 2022 Awards will be June 1, 2021.
More information to come soon.
See “HOW TO SUBMIT A NOMINATION” Section below.


2022 Honor Awards Nomination Deadline!

Did you leave the 2021 Annual Meeting inspired by your fellow range professionals and SRM members?  Now is your chance to honor them for their contributions to the field of range management and/or the Society!  The Awards Committee will be accepting nominations until June 1, 2021 for Honor Awards to be presented at the 2022 Annual Meeting in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Completed nomination packets must be received by no later JUNE 1, 2021.  Send completed nomination packets to info@rangelands.org.

Abbreviated award descriptions and nomination information and instructions are below.  For full description of the award categories and detailed information and instructions on the award nomination process, see the current version of the  Awards Committee Handbook.

Please be sure to use the CURRENT SRM AWARDS NOMINATION FORM and follow the instructions outlined in the current version of the Awards Committee Handbook.  SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS can be found on page 25, and the form/format begins on page 26.

HOW TO SUBMIT A NOMINATION
  • Electronic submissions can be made directly to SRM Headquarters (info@rangelands.org).
  • Hardcopy submissions can be made to:
    Awards Nominations
    Society for Range Management
    8918 W 21st St N STE 200, #286
    Wichita, KS 67205

Please note that cover letters are not to be, or will not be, considered as part of the submission packet if they make it go over the allowed limit for supporting documents.

QUESTIONS
If you have specific questions regarding the nomination process, please contact the Awards Committee Chair, Mitch Stephenson (mstephenson@unl.edu).

 

Hard copies of the instructions and format for nominations are available from SRM Headquarter, info@rangelands.org / Phone: 303-986-3309 / FAX: 303-986-3892

 

Thank you for taking the time and effort to nominate deserving individuals and groups for an SRM Honor Award!

Honor Awards to be presented at the 2022 Annual Meeting in Albuquerque, New Mexico

(CLICK HERE TO SEE LISTINGS OF ALL PAST AWARD RECIPIENTS)

AWARD CATEGORIES

The FREDERIC G. RENNER AWARD is the most prestigious award bestowed by the Society for Range Management. The primary criterion for selection of a recipient for this award is sustained outstanding accomplishment(s) in, or continuing contribution(s) to, any aspect of range science and range management by an active and contributing member of the Society.  One award can be given annually.

W. R. CHAPLINE LAND STEWARDSHIP AWARD gives special recognition to members of the Society for exceptional accomplishments and contributions in the application of the art and science of range management to specific rangeland entities such as wildlife and domestic livestock use on such lands.  One award can be given annually.

W. R. CHAPLINE RESEARCH AWARD gives special recognition to members of the Society for exceptional and sustained research accomplishments in range science and associated disciplines.  One award can be given annually.

SUSTAINED LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD is presented by the Society to members for long-term contributions to the art and science of range management and to the Society for Range Management.  More than one award can be given annually.

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD is presented by the Society for outstanding achievement for eminently note-worthy contributions to the range profession to members and other qualified individuals and groups working with rangelands.  This award is given in Stewardship and Academic streams.  Several awards can be given annually.

OUTSTANDING YOUNG RANGE PROFESSIONAL AWARD is presented by the Society to an individual member who has demonstrated extraordinary potential and promise as a range management professional. This award is presented as an encouragement for outstanding performance by young men and women entering the profession of range management.  The nominee shall not have reached his or her 40th birthday by January 1st of the year the award is to be conferred.  More than 1 award can be given annually.

The title of FELLOW is conferred upon members of the Society in recognition of exceptional service to the Society and its programs in advancing the science and art of range-related resource management. This high honor is granted in the belief that special recognition should be given for exceptional and dedicated service to the Society.

The YPC OUTSTANDING EARLY CAREER (formerly APPRENTICE MEMBER) AWARD is presented by the Society to an individual member who has shown outstanding dedication to the Society within the first five (5) years of their career. This award is meant as an encouragement for young professionals that make the difficult transition from SRM student member, to fully-engaged professional members of the society.


Documents & Publications


Current Members

  • Kirk Davies, PNW
  • Barbara Landgraf Gibbons
  • Humberto Perotto
  • Poncho Ortega, Jr.

Rotate off after 2022 Annual Meeting

  • Brian Mealor
  • John Malechek
  • Rob Brooks
  • Eric Schacht

Rotate off after 2023 Annual Meeting

  • Douglas A. Johnson
  • Ricardo Mata-Gonzalez
  • Mitch Stephenson