Click here to view the presentation videos from the 2013 Wyoming Section Meeting
Congratulations to our 2013 Award Recipients!
Lifetime Achievement Award: Mike Smith, UW Extension Range Specialist
2013 Award Recipients
Recognizing Keith and Brian for planning a great annual meeting in Sheridan[img src=http://www.rangelands.org/wyoming/wp-content/flagallery/2013-award-recipients/thumbs/thumbs_02-dscn5510-smile.jpg]2170WYSRM Council - Rachel McGee (going out), Rachel Mealor (coming in), Brian Mealor, Katelyn Schade (coming in), Ben Bonella (going out), Mark Lambert, Mae Smith, Windy Kelley (coming in), Michelle Buzalsky
WYSRM Council - Rachel McGee (going out), Rachel Mealor (coming in), Brian Mealor, Katelyn Schade (coming in), Ben Bonella (going out), Mark Lambert, Mae Smith, Windy Kelley (coming in), Michelle Buzalsky[img src=http://www.rangelands.org/wyoming/wp-content/flagallery/2013-award-recipients/thumbs/thumbs_02-dscn5510.jpg]1980Wy SRM Incoming and Outgoing Council members
Wy SRM Incoming and Outgoing Council members[img src=http://www.rangelands.org/wyoming/wp-content/flagallery/2013-award-recipients/thumbs/thumbs_04-dscn5513.jpg]1810Justin Derner announcing URME results
Justin Derner announcing URME results[img src=http://www.rangelands.org/wyoming/wp-content/flagallery/2013-award-recipients/thumbs/thumbs_05-dscn5514.jpg]1730URME 4th Place Evan Hathaway
URME 4th Place Evan Hathaway[img src=http://www.rangelands.org/wyoming/wp-content/flagallery/2013-award-recipients/thumbs/thumbs_06-dscn5516.jpg]1610URME 3rd Place Kate Richardson
URME 3rd Place Kate Richardson[img src=http://www.rangelands.org/wyoming/wp-content/flagallery/2013-award-recipients/thumbs/thumbs_07-dscn5519.jpg]1530URME 2nd Place Amanda O'Donnell
URME 2nd Place Amanda O'Donnell[img src=http://www.rangelands.org/wyoming/wp-content/flagallery/2013-award-recipients/thumbs/thumbs_08-dscn5521.jpg]1500URME 1st Place Shelby Baumgartner
URME 1st Place Shelby Baumgartner[img src=http://www.rangelands.org/wyoming/wp-content/flagallery/2013-award-recipients/thumbs/thumbs_09-dscn5523.jpg]1480Plant ID 3rd Place Kelsey Welter
Plant ID 3rd Place Kelsey Welter[img src=http://www.rangelands.org/wyoming/wp-content/flagallery/2013-award-recipients/thumbs/thumbs_10-dscn5525.jpg]1460Keith addressing how close 1st and 2nd place was
Keith addressing how close 1st and 2nd place was[img src=http://www.rangelands.org/wyoming/wp-content/flagallery/2013-award-recipients/thumbs/thumbs_11-dscn5527.jpg]1410Plant ID 2nd Place Barbara Bender
Plant ID 2nd Place Barbara Bender[img src=http://www.rangelands.org/wyoming/wp-content/flagallery/2013-award-recipients/thumbs/thumbs_12-dscn5529.jpg]1360Plant ID 1st Place Bailey Terry
Plant ID 1st Place Bailey Terry[img src=http://www.rangelands.org/wyoming/wp-content/flagallery/2013-award-recipients/thumbs/thumbs_13-dscn5530.jpg]1370Ben Bonella
Ben Bonella[img src=http://www.rangelands.org/wyoming/wp-content/flagallery/2013-award-recipients/thumbs/thumbs_14-dscn5531.jpg]1350Jim Waggoner presenting Public Speaking Contest
Jim Waggoner presenting Public Speaking Contest[img src=http://www.rangelands.org/wyoming/wp-content/flagallery/2013-award-recipients/thumbs/thumbs_15-dscn5533.jpg]1320Speech 3rd Place Barbara Bender and Kate Richardson
Speech 3rd Place Barbara Bender and Kate Richardson[img src=http://www.rangelands.org/wyoming/wp-content/flagallery/2013-award-recipients/thumbs/thumbs_16-dscn5535.jpg]1290Speech 2nd Place Jaramie Mclean
Speech 2nd Place Jaramie Mclean[img src=http://www.rangelands.org/wyoming/wp-content/flagallery/2013-award-recipients/thumbs/thumbs_17-dscn5537.jpg]1270Speech 1st 'Place Evan Hathaway
Speech 1st 'Place Evan Hathaway[img src=http://www.rangelands.org/wyoming/wp-content/flagallery/2013-award-recipients/thumbs/thumbs_18-dscn5539.jpg]1270Rachel Mealor announcing Rangeland Cup
Rachel Mealor announcing Rangeland Cup[img src=http://www.rangelands.org/wyoming/wp-content/flagallery/2013-award-recipients/thumbs/thumbs_19-dscn5541.jpg]1280Rangeland Cup 3rd Place University of Wyoming
Rangeland Cup 3rd Place University of Wyoming[img src=http://www.rangelands.org/wyoming/wp-content/flagallery/2013-award-recipients/thumbs/thumbs_20-dscn5542.jpg]1220Rangeland Cup 2nd Place Sheridan College
Rangeland Cup 2nd Place Sheridan College[img src=http://www.rangelands.org/wyoming/wp-content/flagallery/2013-award-recipients/thumbs/thumbs_21-dscn5543.jpg]1220Rangeland Cup 1st Place Sheridan College
Rangeland Cup 1st Place Sheridan College[img src=http://www.rangelands.org/wyoming/wp-content/flagallery/2013-award-recipients/thumbs/thumbs_22-dscn5545.jpg]1210Ben and Rachel Introduce Lifetime Achievement Award Winner
Ben and Rachel Introduce Lifetime Achievement Award Winner[img src=http://www.rangelands.org/wyoming/wp-content/flagallery/2013-award-recipients/thumbs/thumbs_23-dscn5546.jpg]1210Sustained Lifetime Achievement Dr. Michael Smith
Sustained Lifetime Achievement Dr. Michael Smith[img src=http://www.rangelands.org/wyoming/wp-content/flagallery/2013-award-recipients/thumbs/thumbs_24-dscn5547.jpg]1220Lifetime Achievement Dr. Mike Smith
Lifetime Achievement Dr. Mike Smith[img src=http://www.rangelands.org/wyoming/wp-content/flagallery/2013-award-recipients/thumbs/thumbs_25-dscn5548.jpg]1200Mike Smith
Mike Smith[img src=http://www.rangelands.org/wyoming/wp-content/flagallery/2013-award-recipients/thumbs/thumbs_26-dscn5549.jpg]1210Presenting president's plaque
Presenting president's plaque[img src=http://www.rangelands.org/wyoming/wp-content/flagallery/2013-award-recipients/thumbs/thumbs_27-dscn5550.jpg]1190Ben Bonella presenting Michelle Buzalsky with President's Plaque
Ben Bonella presenting Michelle Buzalsky with President's Plaque[img src=http://www.rangelands.org/wyoming/wp-content/flagallery/2013-award-recipients/thumbs/thumbs_28-dscn5551.jpg]1160Michelle handing the reins over to Brian
Michelle handing the reins over to Brian[img src=http://www.rangelands.org/wyoming/wp-content/flagallery/2013-award-recipients/thumbs/thumbs_29-dscn5552.jpg]1190Brian Mealor (current President) and Michelle Buzalsky (Past-President)
Brian Mealor (current President) and Michelle Buzalsky (Past-President)
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!
2013 Annual Meeting Election Results
President-Elect: Windy Kelley
NW council representative: Katie Schade
SE council representative: Rachel Mealor
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