Trailboss Award 2021: Tim Ross

The Pacific Northwest Section of the Society for Range Management is pleased to award Mr. Tim Ross with its highest honor: The 2021 Trail Boss Award.

Tim Ross, a self-described lifer has been a SRM member since 1984.

Tim cut his “rangeland teeth” early on in his career doing a variety of jobs:  serving as an agrologist for Northrup King Seeds in Edmonton after which followed the completion of a post-graduate degree—with his field research centered in the Williams Lake, BC, area.  Here he truly fell in love with rangelands when he saw that Chilcotin country!  After graduation he worked in Range with the BC Forest Service.  The field seasons were a dream come true- but what he described as the “nightmare of the winter office season” with its confines and inter-office politics wore him out—prompting him to accept a position with Trans Canada Pipelines in northern Ontario.

In 1990, Tim started his own firm, Ross Range and Reclamation Services.  Over the past 30 years one contract led to another and he now conducts his rangeland operations throughout BC and Alberta!

Tim has served the BC Chapter and the PNW long and well.  He has served as Chapter President, Section Director, and Section President.  He is also well known for his musical talent and has served as Entertainment Coordinator for two international Parent Society Annual Meetings (Vancouver 2006 and Spokane 2012).

Mr. Ross’ feelings for the Pacific Northwest Section and for the Society for Range Management are expressed in his quote, “The professional contacts and friendships I have made inside SRM have been truly life-altering.  I am a lifer!”