Society for Range Management International Headquarters
8918 W 21st St N STE 200, #286
Wichita, KS 67205
SRM Business Office at Allen Press
(membership, subscription, meetings, payments)
P.O. Box 1897
Lawrence, KS 66044
Phone: 785-865-9456 OR (1-800-627-0326)
Fax: (785) 843-6153
Annual Meeting inquiries:
J. Alfonso “Poncho” Ortega
Professor and Research Scientist, Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute
Texas A&M University-Kingsville
(Please contact SRM Headquarters if additional information is needed.)
My research interests focus on habitat management for wild and domestic animals, grazing management, ranching profitability.
Vice President (2020):
Professor of Rangeland Ecology, University of Idaho
Rangeland ecology, natural resource education, grazing management, and targeted grazing
2nd Vice President
Dr. Barry Perryman
Professor, Rangeland Ecology & Management
University of Nevada-Reno
Expertise: Rangeland Ecology and Management
Dr. Patricia S. Johnson
Professor, Range Science
Dept. of Natural Resource Management
South Dakota State University
Rapid City, SD
My research interests include grazing management, plant responses to herbivory, and livestock-wildlife competition.
Dr. David Toledo
Research Rangeland Management Specialist
USDA Agricultural Research Service
My research focuses on three major themes that closely interact with each other: (1) Developing and testing science based tools for monitoring and assessing ecosystem function and ecosystem change; (2) Assessing the effects of changes in climate and land use on agroecosystem function; and (3) the human dimensions of natural resource management.
Susan Edinger Marshall
Professor Rangeland Resources and Wildland Soils
Humboldt State University
Area of expertise: Education-all areas of Soil Science, Rangeland Inventory and Monitoring, Rangeland Plants. Certified Rangeland Manager Policy and Testing.
Professor & Center Director
Texas A&M AgriLife Research
San Angelo, TX
Area of expertise: Foraging Behavior and Ecology, Targeted Grazing, Grazing Management, Near Infrared Spectroscopy
Dr. John A. Taylor
Chair, North Australian Beef Research Council
Semi-retired rangeland ecologist with a strong interest in human capacity building.
Jess Peterson, Executive Vice President
Jess Peterson has served as the Executive Vice President of the Society for Range Management since 2009. One of the longest serving EVPs in SRM history, Jess credits the support and involvement of SRM members, volunteer committee members, board of directors and staff for over a decade of incredible growth and success at SRM. A native of Montana, Jess spent nearly 15 years in Washington, DC working on agriculture and natural resource policy. He and his family relocated to Montana in early 2018. Based in Billings, he now travels to Washington, DC and the SRM Denver office on a regular basis. Jess enjoys learning and applying range management practices on a daily basis as he and his family manage an Angus cattle herd on deeded and leased range and pasture lands in Montana.
Kelly Polzin, Director of Office Services
Kelly will oversee SRM’s overall office management, including the central filing system, mailings and master lists. In addition, Kelly will be coordinating the SRM Elections and portions of the SRM Annual awards.
Allison Grove, Director of Programs
Allison will manage the Certified Range Management Consultant (CRMC) and Certified Professional in Rangeland Management (CPRM) Programs from initial application through renewal periods. In addition, she will administer Program Accreditation, job listings, and assist with the development of Rangeland News editions.
Kelly Fogarty, Senior Director Operations
Kelly assists the EVP with staffing oversight and management, is the lead SRM staffer directing SRM’s training activities, workshops, and partnership agreements. In addition, she manages and executes the Annual Meeting responsibilities of the SRM Headquarters.
Mary Jo Foley-Birrenkott, Director of Membership & Outreach
Mary Jo oversees the day-to-day SRM membership functions and engages all facets of the SRM membership. She manages partnerships and collaborative initiatives, coordinates training agreements, provides outreach at section and affiliate organization meetings, and coordinates SRM communications.
Lia Biondo, Director of Policy & Federal Affairs
Lia represents SRM at meetings with federal agencies, Congress, industry associations and sister societies in Washington DC. She plans, facilitates, and carries out all of SRM’s fly-in activities, provides regular news updates via the SRM Capital Updates and coordinates SRM communications.
Kristen Albers, Director of Finance
Kristen serves as the SRM Chief Financial Officer. She assists with budget development and implements the approved annual budget. She also carries out the daily bookkeeping duties.
Chris Lapine, Director of Membership Services
Chris assists SRM members with questions regarding renewal, current membership status and log-in troubleshooting along with and annual meeting registration.
Rangeland Ecology and Management, Editor-in-Chief:
Dr. Roger Sheley
Submission of manuscripts for Rangeland Ecology and Management
Rangelands, Managing Editor
Dr. Jocelyn Aycrigg
Submission of manuscripts for Rangelands