The Society of Range Management founded in 1948 as the American Society of Range Management, is a nonprofit association incorporated under the laws of the State of Wyoming. It is recognized exempt from Federal income tax, as a scientific and educational organization, under the provisions of Section 501© (3) of the Internal Revenue Code, and also is classed as a public foundation as described in Section 509(a) (2) of the Code. The name of the Society was changed in 1971 by amendment of Articles of Incorporation.
The Society for Range Management is a professional organizational organization composed of individuals with a common interest in the study, management, and rational use of rangelands and related ecosystems. The Society’s objectives, as set forth in its Articles of Incorporation, are:
- to properly take care of the basic rangeland resources of soil, plants and water;
- to develop an understanding of range ecosystems and of the principles applicable to the management of range resources;
- to assist all who work with range resources to keep abreast of new findings and techniques in the science and art of range management;
- to improve the effectiveness of range management to obtain from range resources to products and values necessary for man’s welfare
- to create a public appreciation of economic and social benefits to be obtained from the range environment;
- to promote professional development of its members.