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California-Pacific Section of the
Society for Range Management

Providing science, leadership, and information for California-Pacific Rangeland Communities

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To see a map of the boundaries of the CalPac SRM section click here.



Excellence in Range Management Nominations - Deadline Extended to September 16th

It would be really nice to have some great Excellence in Range Management nominations to choose from, especially with the national contest being held in our back yard. Would be really nice for our Cal Pac winner to go to Sacramento and participate!

And don’t forget the Range Manager of the Year!!

For a list of past recipients of both awards, please see the awards page. Links to the nomination forms:
Excellence in Range Management Award nomination form
Range Manager of the Year Award nomination form

DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 16th. Let us know you are working on a nomination and email or mail the completed form to Theresa Becchetti!

Theresa Becchetti
Livestock and Natural Resource Advisor
Stanislaus and San Joaquin Counties
3800 Cornucopia Way, Ste A
Modesto, CA 95358
California Certified Range Manager #90


68th Annual SRM Meeting Technical Training & Tradeshow


Our Sacramento Annual Meeting web site is up and ready to view: Society for Rangeland Management 68th Annual Meeting












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



Justin Fields Receives Range Management Award From California Pacific Section of Society for Range Management - click to read full article



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
members by:


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.


water tankMEMBERSHIP ( 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.





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