Agency Accomplishments: Making a Difference on the Ground

Coates-Markle, YanLinda
Society for Range Management
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Government land management agencies are not often provided adequate opportunities to mar- ket their successes because workloads and pri- orities often restrict time and budgets. At the request of an enlightened agency eld employee—Ryan Mar- tin, Rangeland Management Specialist, Dillon Field Of ce, Bureau of Land Management (BLM)—the BLM Liaison to the SRM organized a special session in concert with the 2011 SRM Annual Meeting and Trade Show to do just that. The session promoted opportunities for the agencies to demon- strate the often unique and well-fought efforts to accomplish laudable partner-based goals. The goal was to provide pre- sentations that re ected the successes of agency partnerships with researchers and ranchers, nongovernmental organiza- tions, and others. The presenters were encouraged to focus on projects that were ecoregional in nature and that dem- onstrated the variety of avenues to success. Presenters were asked to address the primary problem (the concern), discuss the collaborative process that brought the partners together, and highlight current accomplishments. The long-term in- tent of the session was to foster improved communication with the goal of developing more opportunities for successful partnerships and enhance management of the nation’s natural resources. DOI: 10.2458/azu_rangelands_v34i4_coates-markle 
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Society for Range Management

Rangelands, a publication of the Society for Range Management, serves as a forum for the presentation and discussion of facts, ideas, and philosophies pertaining to the study, management, and use of rangelands. The journal features scientific and historical articles as well as Society news. It provides readers with scientifically accurate information in a user-friendly format, placed in context of the world we live in today. Rangelands is a practical (non-technical) counterpart of Rangeland Ecology & Management (formerly the Journal of Range Management). The Global Rangelands collection includes articles from Rangelands up to 3 years from the current year. Access to more recent content is available by subscription from BioOne and the Society for Range Management and may also be available at your local university library. 
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