The Texas Section is proud to recognize its members with the following awards.
A list of past winners is available by clicking here.
TSSRM HONOR AWARDS
Presently, Texas Section Honor Awards are given in the following categories:
Outstanding Contribution to Rangeland Management
The title of Outstanding Contribution to Rangeland Management is presented
to a member who is actively engaged in ranching or livestock farming or
in the professional fields dealing with range management; a recognized
leader in rangeland management, accepted over a large segment of the
State, if not statewide; interested in the promotion and advancement of
the art and science of range management; and display an unselfish
interest and activity towards the advancement and improvement of range
management and actively engaged in and giving support to the various
programs and organizations dedicated to range management. Finally, the
candidate must have made a contribution to the advancement of the art
and science of range management that is worthy of special recognition.
title of Fellow is conferred upon members of the Texas Section in
recognition of exceptional service to the Section and its programs in
advancing the science and art of range-related resource management.
This high honor is granted in belief that special recognition should be
given for exceptional and dedicated service to the Texas Section.
The purpose of this award is to recognize members and other qualified
individuals and groups for their outstanding achievement in working
with rangelands. Among those to be
considered are ranchers, technicians and administrators in land
management agencies who have conducted superior rangeland management
practices; scientists who have developed and conducted research leading
to the solution of major problems in range and related resource
management; university professors who have been especially effective in
training range management students; extension specialists who have
motivated ranchers and others on a wide scale to adapt superior
resource management practices; and persons who have shown outstanding
perception and legislative ability in contributing significantly to
resource management at a state, national, or international level
Outstanding Young Range Professional
The Outstanding Young Range Professional Award is presented by the TSSRM to
an individual member who has demonstrated extraordinary potential and
promise as a range management professional. This award is presented as
an encouragement for outstanding performance by young men and women
entering the profession of range management.
The purpose of Special Recognition Awards is to provide the Texas Section
an opportunity to occasionally recognize certain individuals for the
outstanding contributions they have made to the general field of range
management. This is not an annual award nor is it limited to a set
number of awards in any one year. Any individual is eligible for
Honor Award Criteria and Application Form (pdf)
OUTSTANDING RANGELAND MANAGEMENT
The purpose of this award is to recognize those who have demonstrated
outstanding skill and knowledge in practicing sound management and care
of rangeland resources. This is a competitive award and only one will
be given each year. This award is linked to the ranch. Once a ranch has
received the award, it is not eligible to receive it again. If more
than one ranch is owned and/or operated by the same person, each ranch
is eligible. Mail completed nominations by June 1st, to the ORM
ORM Application Form
OUTSTANDING RANGELAND STEWARDSHIP
The purpose of this award is to recognize those cattle producers who have
demonstrated outstanding skill and knowledge in practicing sound
management and care of rangeland resources. This is a competitive award
and only one will be given each year. This award is linked to the
ranch. Once a ranch has received the award, it is not eligible to
receive it again. If more than one ranch is owned and/or operated by
the same person, each ranch is eligible.
Nominations shall be
made by persons who are well acquainted with the ranching and range
management practices of the nominee. Nominations may be made by anyone,
although all nominations must be concurred by two members of TSSRM who
agree the nominee is truly deserving of this recognition.
ORS Committee will appraise the nominations and select those that meet
the standards for outstanding rangeland management. The committee will
select the most qualified and coordinate field visits to the ranches.
Mail completed nominations by June 1,
to the ORM Committee Chair
ORS Application Form (pdf)
TSSRM Memorial Scholarship - presently, the TSSRM Memorial Scholarship is awarded through the Texas State 4-H Foundation. Please contact the State 4-H Foundation for application information.
Bill Wyche Jr. Memorial Scholarship -
offering $2,000 college scholarships from the Bill Wyche, Jr. Memorial
Scholarship Fund to deserving high school seniors who are interested in
range management studies. The application deadline is April 30th.
Bill Wyche Jr. Memorial Scholarship Notice
Bill Wyche Jr. Memorial Scholarship Application Form
GRASS ROOTS AWARDS (formerly County Level Awards)
Awards may be presented in four categories:
- Extension Agent
- Ag Science Teacher
- Natural Resources Conservation Service
- Friend of TSSRM (other agencies, ag business, news reporters, etc)
Grass Roots Awards Application Form
COLLEGE ACTIVITIES AWARDS
Additional recognition is provided to college students in the following categories:
Outstanding Junior and Senior College Students (selected by each university) - list of past recipients available in Appendix K of Administrative Handbook.
Plant Identification Contest (held annually during the Section's Annual Meeting)
The Texas Section-SRM annually recognizes literary and scholarly efforts in
publicizing range management practices, philosophies, and research
activities. Therefore, the TSSRM Publications Awards Committee is
soliciting nominations for the following categories:
1. Technical Writing: articles directed primarily towards fellow scientists which advance the knowledge of range management/science in Texas;
- 2011 Recipient: R.J. Ansley; W.E. Pinchak; W.R. Teague; B.A. Kramp, D.L. Jones & K. Barnett
Ansley, Pinchak, Teague, Kramp, Jones & Barnett. 2010. Integrating Grazing and Prescribed Fire Restoration Strategies in a Mesquite Savannah, Part I, Part II, Part III. Rangeland Ecology and Management 63:275-285; 63:286-294; 63:298-307.
- 2008 Recipient: Bradford P. Wilcox
Wilcox, Bradford. P., Yun Huang and John W.
Walker. 2008. Long-term trends in streamflow from
semiarid rangelands: uncovering drivers of
change. Global Change Biology 14: 1676-1689
2. Popular Article : articles directed primarily towards range managers, landowners, or the general public;
- 2011 Recipient: Charles R. Hart and Robert K. Lyons
Hart and Lyons. 2010. Prickly Pear Biology and Management. Texas AgriLIFE Extension Service Publication B-5046. College Station, Texas. 8 p.
- 2008 Recipient: Nick Garza
Garza, Nick, and Charles Taylor. 2007. How to build
cost-effective skid-sprayers for prescribed burning.
Rangelands 29 (2): 41-44
3. Special Category : contributions that do not fit in either (1) or (2) (e.g., book chapter, poetry, editorials).
- 2011 Recipient: James A. Everitt, D. Lynn Drawe & Christopher R Little
Everitt, Drawe, Little, Lonard. 2010. Grasses of South Texas: A Guide to Identification and Value. Texas Tech Univ. Press. 336 p.
- 2008 Recipient: Timothy E. Fulbright
Fulbright, Timothy E., and J. Alfonzo Ortega-S.
2006. White-tailed deer habitat - ecology and
management on rangelands. Texas A&M Univ.
Press, College Station
nominations must have been published in the last two years prior to the
award. Membership of at least one author is required for both the
Technical Writing and Popular Article categories, but not for the
Special Category. Please send one copy of each publication (pdf file
preferred) you with to nominate along with a one paragraph description
of its importance by August 31 to the Publication Awards Chair.
Publication Awards Application Form (doc)
Publication Awards Description (pdf)