Thursday, December 8, 2011

Native American Rangeland Workshop at the 2012 SRM Annual Meeting

Working Together to Develop Comprehensive and Long-term Strategies for Sustainable Tribal Rangelands

January 31 – February 1, 2011
Spokane, Washington
Part of the 65th Society forRange Management Annual Meeting

The United States Government holds almost 6 million acres of land in trust for Native Americans, much of which is considered to be rangeland.  These rangelands should be able to provide the foundational sustenance for Native Americans, habitat for native wildlife and livestock, and other resources needed for a high quality and healthy life.  Yet tribes are challenged to keep up with the complex task of managing these lands for their benefit and long-term sustainability.  Help is needed to assist with education programs that tie in to employment opportunities in natural resources, compliment tribal cultural and traditional teachings, and help prepare native youth for the task ahead. 

The Society for Range Management (SRM) has established the Native Range Initiative with the goal of helping America’s First Nations restore and manage their rangelands back to health.  During the upcoming 65th SRM Annual Meeting in Spokane, Washington, January 28 - February 2, 2012, a two-day session will be dedicated to the management of rangelands on tribal lands and the Native Range Initiative.

Tribal range managers, students, college natural resource faculty, and others dealing with native rangeland management are invited to attend.  Entire conference registration is available online here for the 2012 Annual Meeting.

Workshop Includes:

  • Native American Rangelands Brainstorming and Strategy Session
  • Programs that Work on Native American Rangelands
  • Feral Horses in Indian Country
  • Native Range Luncheon
  • Native Craft Fair
Workshop Fee:
  • $60/day or $100/both days if you register before December 18, 2011
  • $75/day or $125/both days if you register after December 19, 2011
For more information, contact:
Robert Compton, Colville Confederated Tribe
Phone: 509-634-2200

Other conference activities of interest:
  • Ecological Site Description Technical Workshop
  • Using Ecological Site Descriptions as a Decision-Making Tool
  • Rancher’s Forum
  • Many more - check out the conference website and program for more details
Download our PDF poster for your college or office here

Agency and tribal employees, please contact Diana Doan-Crider for travel approval letters of invitation.

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