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Silver City, NM – Managing Rangelands without Borders

January 9, 2019 - January 11, 2019

Arizona and New Mexico Joint Society for Range Management Meeting 


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


Hotel Options

Holiday Inn and Suites (505) 538-2525

Comfort Inn (505) 534-1883

Quality Inn (575) 534-1111

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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