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NM Society for Range Management 2012 Winter Meeting

The New Mexico SRM Winter Tour and Meeting in Socorro, NM has been approved for a total of 9 CEUs for Certified Professionals in Range Management. Online registration is available via Allen Press > sections > New Mexico Section Meeting. Registration deadline is December 20th.
When Jan 04, 2012 12:00 AM to
Jan 06, 2012 12:00 AM
Where Socorro, NM
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January 5‐6, 2012


2011 has been a tough year for New Mexico’s rangelands. After a dry winter, unrelenting winds and continuing precipitation deficits resulted in exceptional drought conditions over much of the state. The hot, dry, and windy conditions also led to the worst fire year in New Mexico history with more than 1 million acres burned. These extreme conditions have presented numerous challenges for rangeland managers. The 2012 New Mexico SRM Winter meeting will focus on management challenges encountered during this time. Online registration will be available via Allen Press > sections > New Mexico Section Meeting. For more information visit the NMSRM webpage at



Wednesday, January 4, 2012

‐ Field Tour

Noon Depart from Socorro BLM Office to the allotment. Department of Defense acquired the deeded land and lease for this allotment to create a buffer for evacuations on the north end of the bombing range. The Corps of Engineers has recently subleased grazing rights and the lessees are in the process of rehabilitating the deteriorated range improvements on the allotment. In addition to water delivery system improvements and fencing, herbicide treatment of sand sage, prescription fire, thinning, and erosion control projects have been implemented. We will also incorporate an introduction to the New Mexico Rangeland Judging Contest with the tour.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

8:00 Welcome Remarks: Jim Thorpe


2011 NM Fire Season – Forest and Woodlands

Dr. Doug Cram


‐ NMSU2011 NM Fire Season – Rangelands

Ty Bryson – FMO, BLM Carlsbad


Restore New Mexico Update: Drought and Wildfire Effects

Don Ellsworth

10:10 Break


‐ BLMDrought Implications to Range Management

Dr. Nick Ashcroft


‐ NMSUConsequences of Wildfire to Large Ungulates

Dr. Sam Smallidge

Lunch on your own


‐ NMSUOverview of Ecological Site Descriptions Program in New Mexico

John Tunberg – NRCS et al

2:30 Break


Pasture, Rangeland, Forage Insurance Program Discussion


Range Forum: Response to Drought and Wildfires

NRCS, BLM, USFS, SLO, Laguna Pueblo


Evening Members’ Forum and NMSRM Board of Directors Meeting

Rancher’s Steakhouse – Dutch treat

Friday, January 6, 2012


8:00 Jim Thorpe – President’s Report

8:10 Monte Lane – Range Club Report

8:20 Greg Alpers – Dow AgroSciences

8:30 Longino Bustillos – National Agricultural Statistics Service, NM Field Office

8:40 Joel Brown – National SRM Rangelands Magazine Discussion


Climate Change Adaptation for Rangelands

Joel Brown


Graduate Student Paper Presentations


patterns of cattle grazing Piñon Juniper mosaics in central NM: Preliminary results.”

10:00 Break


grazing on white locoweed seed bank dynamics.”


rate on activity patterns and plant community selection of young cows: a GPS assessment.”

Vanessa Prileson, MS student, Animal and Range Sciences, NMSU: “Spatial distributionStephanie Lopez, MS student, Animal and Range Sciences, NMSU: “Influence of targetedMohammed Sawalhah, PhD student, Animal and Range Sciences, NMSU: “Influence of stocking


High School Youth Forum Presentation

11:00 Serina Pack

NMSRM Awards Luncheon

Catered by Socorro County 4-H


(Field Tour on January 4)

Socorro, NM

Hosted by Socorro County Cooperative Extension Service

2012 NMSRM Winter Meeting – Dust and Smoke: A Year of

Drought and Wildfire on the Range

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