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New Mexico Section of the Society for Range Management

2014 NM SRM Winter Meeting

Save the Date! The NM SRM Winter Meeting of 2014 will be held January 9 & 10 at the Sierra County Events Center in Truth of Consequences, New Mexico. The meeting will feature a tour of the Silver Fire near Kingston in the morning and early afternoon of January 9. Presentations will be given at the Hillsboro Community Center during the afternoon on January 9 and at the Sierra County Events Center on the morning of January 10th.

The Awards Banquet will be held on Thursday evening, January 9. The Section's Business Meeting will be held in the afternoon on Friday, January 10.

Online Registration is now available: go to http://srm.allenmm.com then log in as a member of SRM (top right of screen). Next select "Sections" and then "New Mexico Section Meeting". If you are not a member of SRM then go directly to "Sections" and then "New Mexico Section Meeting".

Recent Events

Lost Resource: Michael L. Casados

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  • Remembrance of Michael Casados
    We are deeply saddened by the sudden loss of Michael Casados, a longtime member of the New Mexico Section of SRM. Tom Bartlett provided this remembrance of Michael.

2013 Summer Meeting and Tour

Targeted Cattle Grazing: Manipulating Distribution with Genetic Selection and Other Techniques

The 2013 Summer Meeting and Tour was held June 20 - 21, 2013 in Silver City, NM. The meeting featured a field tour of the Evans Ranch near Silver City, NM on June 21, and an optional field tour of the Todd Ranch near Willcox, AZ on the morning of June 20.

New Mexico Drought Workshop: Drought Outlook and Management Considerations for Rangeland Livestock Production

The New Mexico Drought Workshop: Drought Outlook and Management Considerations for Rangeland Livestock Production was held in Socorro on May 29, 2013. The event was hosted by the New Mexico Section of SRM in conjunction with the National Drought Mitigation Center (NDMC) and the National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS). The workshop was very well-attended, more than 150 folks from around New Mexico participated. Thanks to all of the organizers, presenters, and participants for making this a successful event!

Staff from NIDIS presented drought and wildfire outlooks specific to spring/summer of 2013 in New Mexico. Dave DuBois, New Mexico State Climatologist, provided an update on the current status of the drought in New Mexico. Subsequent presentations by specialists from New Mexico State University Topics and the USDA Jornada Experiemental Range focused on various topics related to ranching during drought. Representatives from federal and state agencies engaged in a discussion about many aspects of rangeland livestock production in relation to drought. The workshop culminated with an interactive session focusing on drought plan development for working ranches.

The National Drought Mitigation Center has set up a special web site that features presentation materials from the NM Drought Workshop.

Drought Planning Materials: Links to PDFs of the Ranch Drought Planning Handbook are provided below. These materials and additional information can also be accessed online from the NMDC Website.

  • Ranch Drought Planning Handbook_ Full Version
    This document is the full version of "Managing Drought Risk on the Ranch: A Planning Guide for Great Plains Ranchers". It contains descriptions and explanations of all of the components of a drought plan, plus the worksheets that support development of a drought plan specific to an individual ranch.

Field Botany Workshops

The Jornada Experimental Range hosts field botany workshops, led by "Cowgirl Botanist" Kirsten Romig. These bimonthly workshops are free and open to the public.

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For More Information Contact:

NM SRM President: Nathan Combs
Bureau of Land Management
Socorro Field Office
901 S. Highway 85
Socorro, NM 87801-4168
Phone: (575) 838-1251
Email: ncombs@blm.gov

President-Elect: Derek Bailey
Phone: (575) 646-2554
Email: dwbailey@nmsu.edu

Webmaster: Laurie Abbott
Phone: 575-646-2870
Email: labbott@nmsu.edu