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Vacancy at Humboldt State -Rangeland Resource Science/Fire

The Forestry and Wildland Resources department at Humboldt State University (HSU) is searching for a new tenure-track assistant/associate professor to start in the Fall 2022 semester in Rangeland Resource Science. We are especially interested in hiring the most qualified individual from a diverse applicant pool. We are looking for candidates who will help build a culturally diverse department committed to teaching and working in an inclusive environment. Candidates should be excited about the prospect to educate a student body composed of a high number of first-generation and traditionally underserved college students. We think this is a great opportunity to have a significant positive impact on student learning at HSU. This position closes Feb. 14, 2022.

More information here.



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.




Range technician position available at Point Reyes NS

Point Reyes National Seashore Association (PRNSA) is hiring a biological science technician to assist the Point Reyes National Seashore range management program with monitoring and vegetation management starting in early January. Please see the PRNSA announcement here for more information and application instructions. Applications are due by December 9th.

For more details about Point Reyes National Seashore, visit:




Two job openings at the University of California Berkeley

Berkeley is welcoming applications for two great positions. The first is a Specialist position. Extension Specialists are members of the Department engaged in research and outreach via Extension. This is a fabulous position where you concentrate on your research and applying your research to contemporary environmental problems. Due Dec. 1.


The second is an Assistant Professor of Forest Science. This position is a regular faculty position. Due Dec 13.

The state of California’s Resources Agency has defined forests as: Lands with greater than or equal to 10% canopy cover comprised of live trees, such as oak woodlands, riparian forests, and conifer forests, as per: Applicants must fit the job description.

See this site for more information about the California context for natural resources management:





Fire Advisor Applied Research and Extension Serving San Benito (with Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Monterey), California AP 21-38

UCANR will be hiring a Fire Advisor on the Central Coast: The position will be headquartered in San Benito County (Hollister) and will also cover Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, and Monterey counties. Applications are due January 10, 2022.



Assistant Professor of Arid-Land Ecosystems (SNRE) at the University of Arizona (UA)

The School of Natural Resources and the Environment (SNRE) at the University of Arizona (UA) seeks applicants for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level focused on the ecology and management of the vegetation of working grassland-savanna-shrubland-woodland ecosystems of arid and semi-arid regions. The position will be a 9-month appointment (60% Research, 30% Instruction, 10% Service) housed in the Ecology, Management, Restoration of Rangelands program (EMRR) within the SNRE.

Job posting details (download)

We will begin reviewing applicants immediately. To apply, please see



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.


Mendocino Sr. Ag Tech & Ag Tech positions

Unique opportunity for someone that wants a diverse job as it would be supporting the UCCE Crop Advisors, Livestock and Range Advisor, and Forrest Advisor in research projects. And would help with workshops and social media outreach. Great opportunity for a newly graduated student. We’d prefer someone with a BS or BA degree but an AA with good experience would be acceptable.

County website Ag Tech application
County website Sr. Ag Tech application

PDF job description bulletins for Sr. Ag Tech and Ag Tech


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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