Arizona and New Mexico Joint Society for Range Management Meeting - Managing Rangelands without Borders

Wed, January 09 2019, 10:30 AM - Fri, January 11 2019, 12:00 PM [UMST]

3031, U.S. 180, Silver City, NM, 88061, United States

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Gila Cliff Dwellings Tour - Optional Partial Approval -$25.00

Includes sack lunch and transportation from the convention center and back. Limited to 25 people, first come first serve.

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Tyrone Copper Mine Open Pit Tour - Optional Partial Approval - $25.00

Includes sack lunch and transportation from the convention center and back. Limited to 35 people, first come first serve.

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SRM Member Registration Partial Approval -$125.00

Includes: Breakfast on Thursday/Friday, lunch Thursday & dinner Thursday

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Non-Member Registration Partial Approval - $150.00

Includes: Breakfast on Thursday/Friday, lunch Thursday & dinner Thursday

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Rancher/Producer Registration Partial Approval -$100.00

Includes: Breakfast Thursday/Friday, lunch Thursday & dinner Thursday

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Student Registration Partial Approval - $50.00

Includes: Breakfast on Thursday/Friday, lunch Thursday & dinner Thursday

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Additional Spouse Banquet Partial Approval -$25.00

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Event Information

Wed, January 09 2019, 10:30 AM - Fri, January 11 2019, 12:00 PM [UMST]

About the Event

Late Registration $150 after December 28, 2018

Hotel Options

Holiday Inn and Suites (575) 538-2525

Comfort Inn (575) 534-1883

Quality Inn (575) 534-1111

 

Tour Information

The Gila Cliff Dwellings Tour will start at 10:30 with an hour of drive time. The drive will go through the Gila National Forest to the Cliff Dwellings of the Mimbres branch of the Mogollon Native American Tribe. The tour will include a history of use on the land and river over 700 years ago. A hike and tour up to the cliff dwellings and archeology site. One of our NRCS State Office Archeologist did her master thesis on the cliff dwellings and will be the trail guide and moderator for the tour. Total tour time 6 hours with 2 hours of drive time.

The Copper Mine tour will start at noon. It takes 15 minutes to get there. There will be a guide taking the participants into the open pit (its huge!) they will see mine equipment up close (Loaders and Yukons etc.) he will explain the geology/rock formations and the copper seams etc. they the participants will go to the labs and look at soil samples, mineral extraction procedures, etc. and then on the way out, the host will show some mine restoration sites. The rangeland they are creating after mining operations is beautiful! Total tour time 4.5 hours with 30 minutes of drive time.

 

Wednesday January 9th

10:30 am         Gila Cliff Dwellings Tour (Optional  but limited to 25 people + fee, sack lunch included)

12:00 pm         Tyrone Copper Mine Open Pit Tour (Optional but limited to 35 people + fee, light snack included)

5:00 pm           AZ/NM SRM Mixer

6:00 pm           Section Business Meetings

7:00 pm           Dinner (on your own)

Thursday January 10th

7:00 am           Breakfast / Posters Up (Included w/ registration)

8:00 am           Opening Speakers (10 min. ea.)         

                                       Jeff Witte, New Mexico Secretary of Agriculture

                                       Judith Dyess, USFS Regional Office

8:30 am           Collaboration / Relationships (30 min. ea.)

Ty Bays: Reclamation efforts and natural resource management at the Tyrone Mine

                                         Shane Lyman: USFS Border Patrol Liason

Alejandro Carrillo: Greening the Chihuahuan Desert

10:00 am         Break

10:30 am         Education / Research (30 min. ea.)

Leticia Lister and Lan Hauser: 5 and 10 year monitoring results of aerially applied creosote treatments

                                         Emilio Carrillo: Rangeland Analysis Platform

                                         Dr. David Johnson: Regenerating the Diversity of Life in Soils-Hope for Farming, Ranching, Environment and Climate!                              

12:00 pm         Lunch (Included w/ registration)

1:00 pm           Range Livestock (45 min. ea.)

                                         Dr. Craig Gifford, NMSU Beef Specialist: Cattle Nutrition on Rangelands

Larry Howery, UA Range Specialist and Professor: Potential to Genetically Select Cattle for Improved Grazing Distribution

2:30 pm           Break

3:00 pm           Education / Research (40 min. ea.)

                                         Matt Reeves: Production Tool

                                           Dr. Jeff Herrick: Land PKS tool

Chandra Holifield Collins, Soil Scientist, Agricultural Research Service, Southwest Watershed Research Center- Rangeland Brush Estimation Toolbox (RaBET)          

5:00 pm           AZ/NM Social / Poster Session

6:00 pm           AZ/NM Auction

7:00 pm           Dinner / Awards and Recognition Banquet (Included w/ registration)

Key Note Speaker: Dr.Fred Provenza

Friday January 11th

7:00 am           Breakfast (Included w/ registration)

8:00 am           Young Professional / Student Presentations (~20 min. ea.)                          

Tatjana Mercado: Development of a Multidimensional Metric tonAssess Terrain Use of Rangeland Cattle.

Liz Delcamp: Analysis of 30-Plus Years of Monitoring on the Arizona Strip at the Landscape Scale (Preliminary Results)

Matthew McIntosh: Long-term Trends in Perennial Grass Production, Precipitation and Ambient Temperature in the Chihuahuan Desert

                                         Arizona Section High School Youth Forum Delegates: Lauren Basteen and Alex Solano

Dave Stricklan: Dispersal of One-Seed Juniper (Juniperus monosperma) by a Diverse Frugivore Guild in Central New Mexico

10:00 am         Break

10:30 am         Young Professional / Student Presentations (30 min. ea.)                       

                                         Natalya Robbins Sherman: Adaptive Management in Natural Resource Management

Yasser Almalki: Juniper sapling regrowth following targeted grazing treatments in relation to terpenoid concentration

Dr. Josh Grace: Importance of Maintaining Relationships and Coordination Among Public Land Stakeholders When Implementing Adaptive Management 

12:00 pm         Adjourn

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About the Organizer

For more information contact: Andrew Brischke (928) 753-3788 ext. 12 brischke@cals.arizona.edu OR Brenda Simpson (505) 761-4488 Brenda.Simpson@nm.usda.gov For mail-in registration, send checks to: Make checks payable to Arizona Section, Society for Range Management Ashley Hall University of Arizona Cooperative Extension 5515 S. Apache Ave Suite 600 Globe, Arizona 85501

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