New Mexico Section - Society for Range Management

Recent Events

2022 Fall Tour

October 20, 2022
Santa Ana Pueblo - Featuring their Department of Natural Resources

The Pueblo of Santa Ana and their Department of Natural Resources received the Excellence in Range Management award at the 2021 NM SRM winter meeting for their innovative work on rangelands. We are excited that the Pueblo is giving us this opportunity to see their work firsthand.

The Pueblo’s natural resources department has been engaged in intensive monitoring to inform grazing management decisions over the last 20 years. They also focus on managing a diverse set of wildlife species in both upland and riparian areas using telemetry systems. They have been leaders in trials of compost and other organic amendment use on dry rangeland.

The cost to attend will be $30.00 which will cover the provided lunch.

75th Annual SRM Meeting, Albuquerque, NM

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2021 Summer Tour

The New Mexico Section of the Society for Range Management hosted the summer tour in Datil, New Mexico on Friday, August 27, 2021. We toured the ranch of Ron Burnett in the scenic Sawtooth Mountains north of Datil and discussed Mexican gray wolf issues, NRCS funding opportunities and the Forest Service grazing allotment grant process. We had lunch at the historic Eagle Guest Ranch (Café) in Datil. In the afternoon, we toured the Durfee grazing allotment on the Cibola National Forest and discussed prescribed burn treatments and other range improvements.

2021 Election Results

The NM Section is pleased to announce the results from our latest election. Congratulations to our incoming officers: Donald Serrano (President-elect), Casey Spackman (Board of Directors), and Jessica Yates (Board of Directors).

We still have non-elected positions that are currently or soon to be vacant including awards chair, newsletter editor, and treasurer. These opportunities are great ways to serve the NM Section. Please contact our officers to volunteer for a non-elected position.

2021 NM SRM Winter Meeting (Virtual)

Friday, February 5
Virtual (Zoom Platform)
9:30 - 2:30 (with lunch break)

See agenda link below for our lineup of speakers as well as links to our photo contest and silent auction.

2020 Winter Meeting and Tour

Soil Health as a Driver of Rangeland Stewardship
Thursday and Friday, January 30-31, Las Cruces, NM
New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum

The NM Section of the Society for Range Management hosted our annual winter meeting and tour in Las Cruces. We toured the border stockyard facilities in Santa Teresa, NM on Thursday and then returned to the NM Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum for our evening banquet. On Friday, we heard from a variety of speakers and NMSU graduate students focusing on topics important to NM rangelands. We hosted our awards luncheon at noon.

2019 Summer Tour

Range Management on the Taos Pueblo
Friday, September 13, 2019
Taos Pueblo Convention Center

2019 Winter Meeting and Tour

Joint Meeting with Arizona Section
Managing Rangelands Without Borders
Grant County Conference Center, Silver City, NM
January 9 - 11, 2019

2018 Summer Tour

Friday, August 24, 2018
Agua Chiquita Allotment Tour, Lincoln National Forest, Sacramento Mountains, New Mexico
Focus: Managing livestock grazing in riparian ecosystems

2018 Winter Tour & Meeting

Annual Winter Meeting & Tour
January 18 - 19, 2018
Las Cruces, NM - Wooton Hall Auditorium on the NMSU Campus

The NM Section of the Society for Range Management hosted our annual winter meeting and tour in Las Cruces, NM on Thursday and Friday, January 18 - 19, 2018. We toured a wind farm outside of Nutt on Thursday morning and then returning to Wooton Hall (NMSU) for a hot lunch catered by the Dona Ana 4-H Club. Following lunch heard from a variety of speakers focusing on topics important to NM rangelands. The meeting continued Friday morning with more speakers including graduate students from NMSU. Our annual awards banquet closed out our meeting. See agenda below for more details.

For more information, contact:

NM SRM President: Megan Boatright
Range Conservationist
New Mexico State Land Office

President-elect: Donald Serrano
Range Program Manager
U.S. Forest Service

Webmaster: Doug Cram