California-Pacific Section of the
Society for Range Management
Providing science, leadership, and information for California-Pacific Rangeland Communities
To see a map of the boundaries of the CalPac SRM section click here.
Deadlines for Range Management Awards
Just a friendly reminder that September 1st is our deadline for both Excellence in Range Management and Range Manager of the Year awards. Both forms and a list of past winners can be found here on Cal Pac’s website.
2015 RMOY – CeCi Dale Cesmat
2015 ERM – Lone Star Ranch, Mark and Dina Moore
Young Professional Conclave Outstanding Apprentice Award - Dr. Kasey DeAtley
2016 National Excellence in Range Management – Lone Star Ranch, Mark and Dina Moore
Spring Tour is coming up - April 22 and 23 in San Luis Obispo
The tour, which will be on April 23rd, will be at Steve Sinton's Ranch. Steve is our most recent winner of the Excellence in Range Management award, and we're hoping that the timing of our meeting catches the central coast at the height of spring. The Cal-Pac Board meeting will be on the afternoon of the 22nd, with our dinner/social to follow.
We're fleshing out the final meeting details so look for the official announcement and registration soon!
SRM Conference Hiring Event
The U.S. Forest Service will host an on-site recruitment event in conjunction with the 2016 Society of Rangeland Management annual meeting in Corpus Christi, TX. Positions will be filled as either Recent Graduates or student Internship appointments utilizing the Pathways Program. Student positions require 640 hours of work experience with the agency be completed prior to graduation. Recent graduate positions required completion of all degree requirements. The event includes on-site interviews leading to tentative job offers. The job announcement will be posted on www.USAJOBS.com on January 27,
2016. Click here for more information on the Opportunities page.
New publication—"Grazing for Biodiversity in Californian Mediterranean Grasslands” Rangelands 36(5):36-43.
Nov 7 US Drought Monitor - Ranching and California's Drought Workshop and Webcast Videos and Presentations Posted
68th Annual SRM Meeting Technical Training & Tradeshow
Our Sacramento Annual Meeting web site is up and ready to view. A registration form, as well as other information, for the 68th Society for
Range Management Annual Meeting in Sacramento is now available here: Society for Rangeland Management 68th Annual Meeting
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.