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New Mexico Section of the Society for Range Management

Recent Event:

Summer Tour and Meeting: July 30-31, 2015

Riparian Management and Grazing - It's Relevant Again...

Of course, it never wasn't relevant to managers and producers here in the Southwest, but drought, wildfire, and recently listed riparian species have resulted in a doubling-down of challenges and consternation in riparian areas. Come to southwestern New Mexico this summer and join us for the 2015 NM SRM Summer Tour on the U Bar Ranch, July 30-31. Mr. David Ogilvie has invited us to his ranch just outside of Silver City where riparian management, range improvements, and grazing are producing beneficial results.

We will meet Thursday July 30 at 9:30 a.m. at the Grant County Business and Conference Center (3031 Highway 180 E, Silver City). After pooling transportation resources we will head out to the ranch. As in the past, if folk would like to carpool in their personal vehicles that will be welcomed (4X4 or high clearance will be required). Lunch will be provided in the field courtesy of the Grant County 4-H Club. The tour will last into the afternoon. At 6:30 p.m. we will meet at Wrangler's Bar and Grill (2005 Highway 180 E, Silver City) for an informal social and Dutch dinner (optional). Friday morning at 9:00 a.m. we will reconvene at the Grant County Business and Conference Center for a morning of presentations focusing on riparian issues. Speakers include Ralph Pope, Sam Fernald, George Ruyle, Wink Crigler, Roland Shook, Doug Cram, and Nick Ashcroft. We will adjourn by noon.

Cost for the tour and meeting is $40 per person. Payment can be made by cash, check, or credit card at the event. Credit card payments can also be arranged by calling Doug Cram at 575-646-8130.

LODGING INFO: Sleeping accommodations are available at the Holiday Inn Express Silver City (1103 Superior; 575-538-2525) (government rate of $85/night + tax is available) and the Comfort Inn (1060 Hwy 180 E; 575-534-1883). For updates and details on the final agenda contact Dr. Nick Ashcroft (575-646-5394; nashcrof@nmsu.edu).


Recent Events

2015 Winter Meeting and Tour: NM Rangelands and T&E Species

New Mexico Rangelands and T&E Species

The NM Section of the Society for Range Management toured the Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge on January 8, 2015, followed by a program of experts who talked about the challenges and opportunities of managing threatened and endangered species on New Mexico rangelands. The roster of speakers included: Scott Carlton (NMSU), Maggie Dwire (USFWS), Brenda Simpson (NRCS), Sam Smallidge (NMSU), Nick Ashcroft (NMSU) Les Owens (NMDA), and Blair Dunn, Esq. Graduate students Dave Stricklan, Jose Diaz, and Laura Goodman (all from NMSU) completed the program with presentations on their graduate research.

Congratulations to NM SRM 2015-2016 Scholarship Recipients

Congratulations to Sean Perry and Natalie Padilla, recipients of the 2015-2016 NMSRM scholarships for undergraduate students. Both students received $500 scholarships for the 2015-2016 academic year.

For More Information Contact:

NM SRM President: Doug Cram
New Mexico State University
Extension Animal Sciences and Natural Resources
PO BOX 30003, MSC 3AE
Las Cruces, NM 88003
Phone: (575) 646-8130
Email: dcram@nmsu.edu

President-Elect: Nick Ashcroft
New Mexico State University
Extension Animal Sciences and Natural Resources
PO BOX 30003, MSC 3AE
Las Cruces, NM 88003
Phone: (575) 646-5394
Email: nashcrof@nmsu.edu

Webmaster: Joaquin Gallegos
Email: joaquin.gallegos@nnmc.edu