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Cal-Pac SRM Fall 2022 Meeting: October 5th, 6th & 7th on the Big Island of Hawaii

The meeting will take place October 6-7th 2022 in Waimea (aka Kamuela), Hawaii (Big Island).


Click here for the info packet

If you'd like to register online, you can do so via eventbrite: Any refunds requested to Treasurer Mark Thorne before September 28th will receive a full refund minus the processing fee from Eventbrite. No refunds after September 28th due to guarantees made to catering on that date.


Invasive Species, Drought, and Wildfires: Growing Problems for Range Managers


October 5th , 2022:
    • 2 pm Board of Directors Meeting, Waimea NRCS Field Office, Parker Ranch Center H148
October 6th, 2022:
    • 9 am to 4 pm General Meeting, Kahilu Town Hall, Lindsey Road, Waimea
    • 5 pm to 9 pm Dinner and Silent Auction, Paniolo Heritage Center, Holo Holo Ku Way, Waimea
October 7th, 2022:
    • 9 am to 3 pm Field Tour, meeting at Parker Ranch Center, back parking lot




California Farm Bureau Scholarship Foundation: Rangeland Scholarships Available

If you are, or if you know anyone, who is majoring in Range Ecology/Range Management, there are scholarship opportunities available. Click here for more information about the Rustici Rangeland Scholarship, administered through California Farm Bureau. Even though the date has passed, if you are going to be in college and majoring in range, please take time to apply for this scholarship this year!



Livestock and Natural Resource Advisor for the Central Sierra Nevada

Position closes June 3.

County Locations: Amador County, Calaveras County, El Dorado County, Tuolumne County
Date Posted: April 20, 2022 Closing Date: June 3, 2022 Job
Description: Download The University of California, Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR), a statewide program with local development and delivery, is seeking the following UC Cooperative Extension (UCCE) Advisor. Location Headquarters: Calaveras County, CA Purpose: The Livestock and Natural Resources Area Advisor will implement an innovative extension education and applied research program to address issues related to livestock production and marketing.

More information and how to apply



Assistant/Associate Professor & Extension Range Specialist - Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Service

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service invites applicants for an Assistant/Associate Professor and Extension Range Specialist position with an emphasis in applied rangeland management. The individual selected will serve as a faculty member (100% Extension, non-tenure track) in the Department of Rangeland Wildlife and Fisheries Management, Texas A&M University and will respond to AgriLife Extension Administration through the Department Head and Associate Department Head for Extension. Cooperation with district and county Extension faculty and other Extension faculty in planning, conducting, and evaluating educational programs is expected. Position will be headquartered at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research & Extension Center in Uvalde with an anticipated start date of no earlier than 1 January 2022. Texas Extension Districts served will include Southwest District 10 and designated counties in West District 6, West Central District 7, and South District 12.


More information and apply here.



University of Idaho Extension Assistant Professor in Rangeland Ecology and Management

The Department of Forest, Rangeland and Fire Sciences and College of Natural Resources at the University of Idaho is recruiting for a full-time Extension Assistant Professor in Rangeland Ecology and Management. About half of Idaho’s land area is rangelands, and rangeland uses contribute significantly to Idaho’s economy and way of life. To fulfill the land grant mission of the University of Idaho, we are seeking qualified candidates to provide: 1) rangeland ecology and management education, research, and outreach; and 2) rangeland extension programming leadership and coordination across Idaho.


The position is a 12-month, tenure-track position located in Boise, Idaho, with the following responsibilities: 70% outreach and extension; 20% scholarship and creative activities; 5% teaching and advising; and 5% university service and leadership. Successful candidates are expected to develop an externally-funded, nationally-recognized research and extension program emphasizing rangeland ecology and management that is relevant and responsive to stakeholders in Idaho and the western United States. Collaboration with other faculty and staff in the College of Natural Resources and College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, the UI Rangeland Center, as well as with government agencies and key industry producer groups and commissions, is expected. It is also anticipated that the candidate will support the B.S. in Rangeland Conservation.


Please contact the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Jason Karl (, with any questions. Position is open until filled, but applications are being reviewed now. Please apply or contact ASAP.


UC Rustici Rangeland and Cattle Research Endowment

We are pleased to announce that the 2022 request for proposals for the UC Rustici Rangeland and Cattle Research Endowment will be released on Monday September 13, 2021. Proposals will be due by 5:00 pm PST on Thursday November 4, 2021. Information about this funding opportunity can be found at:



California-Pacific Section Virtual Spring Meeting 2021


The Invisible Hand and Rangelands :Can market-based programs effectively incentivize the conservation and stewardship we need on working landscapes?

Click here for video of the 2021 Virtual Spring Meeting





RMOY and ERM Award Nominations


It’s that time to think of nominating our colleagues for 2021 Range Manager of the Year. Let's recognize those hard working folks who make substantial contributions for our profession at the local, state and or national levels. Nominations due Aug 15.


For those who missed it, congratulations to our 2020 Range Manager of the Year, Chuck Pritchard of San Luis Obispo County!


Excellence in Range Management nominations will be due Sept 1. Criteria for selection- Consideration of nominee’s stewardship of rangeland as demonstrated by sustainable productivity of natural forage, livestock, timber, wildlife habitat, water quality, protection of riparian habitats, production of other commodities, and aesthetic values; contributions toward rangeland advancement off the ranch, including association work and training activities that encourage proper management; improvements made in overall efficiency of the range management goals; and the manager’s ability to develop creative solutions to rangeland management challenges.


Congratulations to the Schmidt Family Ranch and Peterson Land and Cattle Company of San Benito County our 2020 Excellence in Range Management winner!


More information on the Awards page, nomination forms available here.

See Past Winners





‘Reading, ‘Riting, ‘Ranching Rithmetic: How to make conservation and economics work together on rangelands.

Click here for video of the 2020 Virtual Fall Campfire (password: *m8DHhD4)




2020 video, Virtual Spring Meeting (password:  6J!s^%z$)




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