2012 Excellence in Rangeland Management Award – UCross Ranch

U-Cross Ranch AwardThe UCross Ranch received the Excellence in Rangeland Management Award for its integrated livestock, wildlife, education and conservation programs.  The award recognizes outstanding examples of rangeland management that result in long-term health and sustainability of the range resource while providing efficient production of livestock, wood products, water wildlife, aesthetic values, recreation and other non-commodity values. This award also puts them in the running for the National SRM Rangeland Stewardship Award, to be given out during the February 2014 International SRM Meetings in Orlando, FL.

 
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NOMINATING PROCEDURES FOR EXCELLENCE IN RANGELAND STEWARDSHIP AWARD

1. Any member of the Wyoming Section, Society for Range Management may nominate a candidate for this award.

2. All nominations must be submitted on the standard nomination form and must be turned in to the Awards Chair by September 1 of each year.

3. Letters of recommendations are required, as appropriate, from the Nominee’s NRCS District Conservationist, BLM Area Manager, Forest Service District Ranger, County Agricultural Extension Agent or local soil and water conservation district. Letters should be attached to the application when submitted.

4. The Awards Committee will forward recommendations of award winners to the Wyoming Section Council by September 10 of each year. The Council will make final decision on award winner.

5. Each nomination must bear the signatures of two section members indicating that they have satisfied themselves that the individual is worthy of the award. These section members should personally field review the operation.

6. A maximum of four awards may be presented each year with no more than two award winners per year.

7. The Awards Chair or President will notify the nominators as to those selected or not selected.

8. The candidates selected for the award will be notified of their selection by the Section President by November lst and requested to attend the Annual Meeting to receive the award. Public announcement of the award will not be made until the award is presented at the Annual Meeting.

9. Recipients will receive a metal sign (20″ x 28″) that says “Excellence in Rangeland Stewardship Award” “Society for Range Management”. The recipients must agree to prominently display the sign on their ranch.

10. Recipients will receive a year complimentary subscription to the Wyoming Section-SRM Newsletter.

11. Nominations may be held over one year if not chosen.

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