Secretary-Treasurer Michael Casados and Organizer-par-excellence Tom Bartlet
President-elect Jim Thorpe opens the session by thanking our sponsors
Consultant Kirk Gadzia contrasts drought challenges in Hawaii (pictured) and New Mexico
Rancher Tony Benson of Taos
NMACD Director Debbie Hughes advocates collaborative efforts, including joint regional range tours.
Rancher Tom Sidwell of Tucumcari
An attentive audience on a fully packed day
Rancher Sid Goodloe of Capitan critiques the legacy of the homestead era
An impromptu raffle netted $220 for the NM SRM scholarship fund
Steven Torrez, Wildlife Biologist, BLM, reviews the West Potrillos Grassland Restoration Project
Lane Hauser, BLM Range Improvement Specialist, discusses collaborative stewardship involving multiple stake-holders
Brandon Bestlemeyer, ARS Research Ecologist, explains - what else? - ESDs and monitoring protocols for the West Potrillos project
Laura Burkett, ARS Range Technician, explains monitoring for song birds and banner-tailed kangeroo rats.
West Potrillos Rancher Dudley Williams: Partnerships are key
Steve Carson, rangelandhands.com : Practices for restoring and managing watersheds using natural materials and processes
AGENCY FORUM: Leticia Leister, BLM "I wish I had paid more attention in my Psyche classes - managing people is the biggest challenge - and opportunity!"
John Tunberg, NRCS, ponders the different perspectives and expectations of the Greatest Generation, the Baby Boomers, Generation X, and the twittering Millenials.
Judith Dyess, USFS, explains why the USFS has a somewhat different playbook than everybody else.
Incoming NMSU Range Club President: Monty Lane
Grad Student Speakers: Adreinne Lipka: Grazing Distribution Patterns during the breeding season
Steven Lunt: Accuracy of horseback observation of grazing distribution patterns
Randell Seeley: Prescribed FIres on Chichuahuan Desert Grasslands
Sarbina Flores - Awards Committee Chair - our only truly indispensible officer
HSYF 2nd Place: Jordyn Bannon "Alternative Crops"
HSYF 1st Place: Laura Lane "Trends of Nematode Distribution"
Monty Lane accepts Range Club plaque for Robert Crane from Dr. Laurie Abbot, Club Advisor
The Mitchells of Tequesquite Ranch
Express UU Bar ranch owner Bob Funk and GM Mike Hobbs http://www.expressuubar.com/
Range Innovator of the Year: Dr. Stephanie Bestlemeyer, Assombro Institute http://www.asombro.org/
Bill Zeedyk, SRM Outstanding Achievement Award; presented by SRM BOD member Dr Charles Hart
President's Awards to Dr. Laurie Abbot and Dr. Lee Hamilton
NM SRM Changing of the Guard: Incoming Jim Thorpe presents Dr. Andres Cibils with the Outgoing Presdient's Plaque
The 2011 Board of Directors and Committee Chairs waste no time in getting to work: "What's a budget?"