California-Pacific Section of the
Society for Range Management
Providing science, leadership, and information for California-Pacific Rangeland Communities
Bishop in Fall
To see a map of the boundaries of the CalPac SRM section click here.
Mountain Meadow Response to USFS Riparian Grazing Use Standards and Guidelines
The paper below is some of the first work published from the Weixelman long-term meadow veg monitoring dataset.
Very positive story that riparian grazing and meadow health can be compatible on public grazing lands.
Freitas, M., L.M. Roche, D.W. Weixelman, and K.W. Tate. 2014. Montane Meadow Plant Community Response to Grazing. Environmental Management. On-line Ahead of Print.
Montane Meadow Plant Community Response to Livestock Grazing
California-Pacific Section Society for Range Management Spring Meeting May 29-30, 2014
2014 is the Centennial Year for Humboldt State University, University of California Cooperative Extension and Farm Bureau. During their first 100 years these institutions have played prominent roles in range science education, research and extension. Join us for this celebration and a Humboldt Bay Pasture Tour.
Click here for the announcement, registration and agenda for the upcoming CalPac SRM Meeting in Arcata, CA on May 29-30. Please complete your registration and lodging arrangements as soon as possible. We look forward to seeing you.
The Society for Range Management is a professional organization composed of individuals with a
common interest in the study, management, and rational use of rangelands and related ecosystems.
Cal-Pac Section of SRM represents California and Pacific Islands.
Cal-Pac promotes the art and science of sustainable rangeland management by
• Promoting sound and practical science to students, practicing managers and professionals by:
o Hosting the annual Range Camp for highschool students, where they discover the science and management of our natural resources from experienced professionals and university faculty, and are introduced
to the rangelands careers.
o Managing California Certified Rangeland Manager Program, qualifying professionals to apply scientific principles to rangeland management in the context of the Professional Foresters law.
o Providing Range Manager of the Year and Excellence in Range Management Awards
• Offering leadership opportunities, professional development and continuing education to
o providing and announcing other organizations' rangeland workshops and other
training opportunities for members
o Publishing newsletter, Needlegrass Notes
o Offering collegiality at meetings and workshops
• Providing Technical Assistance to rangeland owners, practitioners and the general public by
making presentations at educational and tour events.
MEMBERSHIP (http://www.rangelands.org/membership.shtml) in Cal-Pac and SRM is open to anyone engaged in or interested in any aspect of the study, management, or use of rangelands. Educators, rangeland managers and consultants, ranchers and farmers and others are eligible for membership.
"As a rancher, I am a Cal-Pac member because it applies and promotes rangeland science and because it manages the important CRM Program for the State of California."- Karen Sweet.
Range Science integrates many disciplines in order to understand and predict the outcomes of management and ecosystem disturbance in the context of land management goals.