The parent organization, The Society for Range Management, is headquartered in Denver, Colorado. There are 23 different sections and about 3,500 members. Most of the membership is in the United States, Canada, and Mexico with additional members throughout the world. The Society for Range Management is a professional organization and the membership is open to anyone engaged in or interested in any aspect of the study, management, or use of rangelands. The Society holds one meeting a year. The next Annual Meeting will be held in Albuquerque, NM in February 2009. The Annual Meeting is where most of the business of the Society is conducted.
“The Society for Range Management was founded in 1948 as the American Society of Range Management, 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(c)(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 the Articles of Incorporation.
“The objectives for which the corporation is established 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 the products and values necessary for man’s welfare;
- to create a public appreciation of the economic and social benefits to be obtained from the range environment;
to promote professional development of its members.
Membership in the Society for Range Management is open to anyone engaged in or interested in any aspect of the study, management, or use of rangelands. Please contact the Executive Vice-President for details.” (Quoted from the Rangeland Ecology and Management.)
Membership in the Society includes subscriptions to Rangelands, Rangeland News, and an optional subscriptions to Rangeland Ecology and Management, along with other benefits.
Rangeland Ecology and Management “serves as a forum for the presentation and discussion of facts, ideas, and philosophies pertaining to the study, management, and use of rangelands and their several resources” (quoted from the Journal). Rangelands “serves as a forum for the presentation and discussion of facts, ideas, and philosophies pertaining to the study, management, and use of rangelands and their several resources. … Rangelands is the nontechnical counterpart of the Rangeland Ecology and Management; therefore, manuscripts and news items submitted for publication in Rangelands should be in nontechnical nature and germane to the broad field of range management” (quote from Rangelands).
The Society’s Board of Directors has adopted a variety of Policy Statements, Position Statements, and Resolutions. We have provided a copy of the statements as of May 2000. You should be able to get a feeling for what the Society believes in by examining them.
For information on the Society for Range Management, contact the Executive Vice-President:
Society for Range Management
6901 S Pierce St Ste 225
Littleton, CO 80128