TSSRM President Dandy Kothmann and Archivist Lee Knox attended the Texas Sheep & Goat Raisers Association Winter Meeting on February 16th to announce a partnership effort creating a new rangeland stewardship award. The purpose of this award is to recognize those sheep and/or goat producers who have demonstrated outstanding skill and knowledge in the management and care of our Texas rangelands. This is a competitive award and only one will be given each year. The recipient must be a member of Texas Sheep and Goat Raisers Association (TSGRA). Membership in the Texas Section Society for Range Management (TSSRM) is desirable, but not specifically required. Nominations may be made by anyone, but must be concurred by two members of TSSRM who agree the nominee is truly deserving of this recognition. Nominations may be submitted electronically or by mail, but must be received, or postmarked if mailed, by April 15.
Big Country Range Management Seminar – “Pricklypear Ecology and Management”
Where: Western Heritage Ranch House on the Taylor County Expo grounds in Abilene
When: Tuesday, February 19th
Time: Registration is at 7:30am and the event starts at 8:00am
- FREE lunch for the first 150 participants
- 3 CEUs are being offered for attendance
- Several TSSRM members are featured speakers
2018 Annual Meeting save the date flyer has been posted. Click here to check it out.
Texas Youth Range Workshop
Our flagship educational opportunity!
Youth, age 14-18, are eligible to participate in this week-long, hands-on workshop. Participants are exposed to actual land management practices and decisions through field trips to ranches and a wildlife management area. These field trips bring out facts on goals of land ownership and the responses of vegetation to practices conducted for livestock, wildlife, recreation, and rangeland restoration. All examples will be real-life applications.
The camp is headquartered on the Texas Tech University-Junction campus.
Applications will be accepted until 40 participants have been selected.
October 19, 2017
8:30am – 1:30pm
Tom Green County 4-H Building
3168 US Hwy 67, San Angelo, TX