RangeFlash - January 5, 2011

2011 Annual Meeting Tours

The deadline for registration for the Pompeys Pillar and Little Bighorn Battlefield tours during the Billings Annual Meeting has been extended to January 19. We still have room for more participants. If you have already registered for the meeting but did not buy a tour ticket, you can still add a tour. To add a tour you will have to fax or mail a registration form in because the software will not allow you to add events online. Forms are available at www.rangelands.org/billings2011/pdf/2011_Registration_Form.pdf

Plans have been made to provide an informative program on each of the tours if the weather is a less than ideal. A full refund will be provided if the tours have to be cancelled because of inclement weather. We are planning on having the tours unless the roads are blocked. Please bring your winter coat. A stop at the KS Land Company has been added to the agenda on the Pompeys Pillar Tour. This stop will highlight the Dunn Mountain Fire, range inventory, and ranch operations. This tour is being designed for the college students, but all are welcome to attend.

Our featured stop at the Little Bighorn Battlefield Tour will be at the Ted and Claudine Hash Ranch. Ted will give us an overview of his operation and talk about changes he has seen since adjusting his grazing plan. Lunch will be at the Little Bighorn College at Crow Agency and the menu will be either Indian tacos or stew and fry bread.

If you haven't signed up yet please do so soon. The technical Tours committee is excited and eager to show you a slice of the Northern Great Plains.