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.
Western Regional Grazing Conference - Grazing for Change
Join leading holistic management practitioners, scientists and agricultural "solutionaries" at the first Western Regional Grazing Conference: Grazing for Change. Friday, February 27, 2015 - Sunday, March 1, 2015. Click here for more information or visit and register online at grazingforchange.com.
Cal-Pac SRM Fall Meeting 11/4 to 11/6
The California Pacific Section of the Society for Range Management will be holding the fall meeting in Auburn, California on Wednesday, November 5 with a banquet dinner that evening. Meeting topics will include an introduction to Interpreting Indicators of Rangeland Health on California annual grassslands and ranching and marketing ranch products in the foothills.
Committees working on planning the Sacramento 2015 SRM Annual Meeting will be meeting on Tuesday, November 4 and the Cal-Pac Board Meeting will be in the morning on Thursday, November 6.
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
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
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.