Election Edition Newsletter is now online
As we progress through this year we have much to look forward to. The Wyoming Section of the Society for Range Management has many activities and opportunities for its members to grow, interact, and influence the quality of the rangeland resources in our state. As your President I want to make sure you are aware of the activities, have opportunities to grow in knowledge and experiences, and have an influence on the renewable range resources that make this state a myriad of habitats.
Each year we are presented with challenges such as drought, fire, flooding, disease or a combination of other things that prompt us to make decisions that will impact the range and those who use the range. It is our duty to constantly learn, participate, and grow so that we can make decisions that will ensure the renewability of the range resource. I urge folks to actively participate and find opportunities to grow and progress.
We encourage you to take advantage of the website, newsletters, attend annual meetings, and help with student activities, or offered training and workshops. Some of the activities planned this year include a Multi-day Range School in Buffalo, Wyoming Range Education Days (WYRED) in Pinedale, student sponsored workshops and competitions, and the annual meeting this fall in Sheridan. With the annual meeting in the fall I encourage folks to donate items to the live and silent auctions to help support the student activities and other section activities.
Participation is the key, without it things that fade away are hard to get back. So as we progress through this year consider being active in the Society and in the events offered throughout the state.
Michelle Buzalsky, 2013 Wyoming Section President
Lost Resource: Dr. Ron Lewis Mitchell, Kemmerer, WY
After receiving his Masters of Science in Agronomy from Oklahoma State University, he went on to receive his Doctorate from the University of Tennessee.
Before moving to Wyoming, Ron worked for the Nobel Foundation in Ardmore, OK. Once in Wyoming, he worked as a Rangeland Management Specialist for the Bureau of Land Management in Rock Springs and Kemmerer.
Ron packed a great smile, loved his family, and enjoyed fishing, working with his grazing permitees, and being with friends who “sure do miss that ol’ Oklahoma Cowboy grass farmer.”
Ron is survived by his brother William C Mitchell, lll, and wife Sissy of Overbrook, OK, his sister Debora Lynn Moore, and many nephews. He was proceeded in death by his father and his mother who passed on February 10, 2013.
Congratulations to our 2012 Award Recipients!
We all know folks deserving of recognition for their strong efforts in the realm of natural resource management in Wyoming. Please show them your appreciation and support by submitting a nomination for their efforts or feel free to Contact Us for assistance today!
2012 Award Recipients
Excellence in Ranch Management - U-Cross Ranch[img src=http://www.rangelands.org/wyoming/wp-content/flagallery/2012-award-recipients/thumbs/thumbs_lifetime_achieve_dunne.jpg]59k0Lifetime Achievement Award - Richard Dunne
Lifetime Achievement Award - Richard Dunne[img src=http://www.rangelands.org/wyoming/wp-content/flagallery/2012-award-recipients/thumbs/thumbs_merit_award_patz.jpg]58.6k0Award of Merit - Marji Patz
Award of Merit - Marji Patz[img src=http://www.rangelands.org/wyoming/wp-content/flagallery/2012-award-recipients/thumbs/thumbs_outstanding_achieve_jellison.jpg]58.4k0Outstanding Achievement Award - Bert Jellison
Outstanding Achievement Award - Bert Jellison[img src=http://www.rangelands.org/wyoming/wp-content/flagallery/2012-award-recipients/thumbs/thumbs_past_presidents.jpg]58.2k0Wyoming SRM Past Presidents
Wyoming SRM Past Presidents