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Excellence in Range Management Award nomination form (PDF)


Range Manager of the Year Award nomination form (pdf)
Range Manager of the Year Award nomination form (doc)

Cal Pac awards

2016 RMOY – Dr. Stephanie Larson
2017 RMOY – Dr. Marc Horney
2017 Excellence in Range Management- Jerry and Buck Parks-Parks Ranch Adin, CA


National awards:

2016 Young Professional Conclave Outstanding Apprentice Award - Dr. Kasey DeAtley
2016 National Excellence in Range Management – Lone Star Ranch, Mark and Dina Moore



2018 Range Manager of the Year, Dr. Susan Edinger-Marshall


Dr. Susan Edinger-Marshall

Photo of Dr Susan E Marshall and Humboldt State University Dean, Dale Oliver by Cat Trimingham


Susan was honored by her colleagues after a long day at the Humboldt State 50th Soils/Range Anniversary Program and Fall Cal-Pac meeting on Oct 12 where she had invited back alumni of the program who delivered motivating and inspirational talks about their HSU soils/range education and how they use it in various ways today. This was the day after she had invited many of the out of town attendees to a lovely home cooked dinner at the delightful rural home on the river she shares with her husband, several chickens and two bouncing golden retrievers.

Susan was honored for her years of dedication as a Cal-Pac board director, five years as secretary, president and past president of the Cal-Pac Chapter, her six years on the Certified Range Manager panel, the last three years as chair during ongoing litigation, and her National SRM work on the Range Science Education Committee. Her decades of leading and holding on to the Humboldt State University Rangeland Resources and Wildland Soils degree option for undergraduate students and her dedication to her students is exemplary. One award committee explained a vote “I voted for Susan because of her work in supporting SRM at multiple levels while also working to bring up new generations of range folks.”


Congratulations to Dr. Susan Edinger-Marshall!

To see a video Susan made promoting the HSU soils/range program click here.




2018 Excellence in Range Management



Tom and Kathy DeForest of DeForest Livestock were presented the 2018 SRM Cal-Pacific Section Excellence in Range Management award by Tim Koopman at the CA Cattlemen's Association banquet dinner in Sparks NV on Nov 29, 2018. Long time beef cattle ranchers who raise beef and registered Herefords from Adin CA in Modoc County, they were recognized for their extensive rangeland stewardship, rangeland advancement and improvements made in the overall efficiency of their ranch.

This included their success at solving such environmental challenges as reducing weeds including Dyers woad, bull and scotch thistle. Their work in partnership with the local RCD and USFWS Partners for Wildlife to obtain grants to move sections of the creek back to its historical meander, and fencing of another portion for use as a short term, riparian pasture that resulted in the return of willows and other native plants and wildlife associated as well as return of the stream to year round flow. The DeForests also worked extensively and cooperatively with other local landowners and agency personnel to assist in the delisting of the Modoc sucker from the Endangered Species list that occurred in 2016.


Congratulations to Tom and Kathy DeForest!






Excellence in Range Management Award nomination form (pdf)

Excellence in Range Management Award nomination form (doc)

Range Manager of the Year Award nomination form (pdf)
Range Manager of the Year Award nomination form (doc)

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