A Brief History of How the Society for Range Management was Founded

Howery, Larry D.
Society for Range Management
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On the Ground• About eight decades ago, The Society for RangeManagements founders began to shape and refinetheir collective vision to create a science-basedprofessional society that would serve as a platformfor learning and collaboration on all aspects ofrangeland management.• The inaugural meeting in 1948 led to the foundingof the American Society of Range Management(ASRM), a new journal dedicated to range scienceand management (The Journal of Range Management),an initial ASRM committee structure, anddecentralization of ASRM through the formation oflocal sections.• ASRM (now known as The Society for RangeManagement or SRM) has achieved many milestonesand accomplishments since its founding.Although todays issues are different and morecomplex than in 1948, the basic leadershipprinciples espoused by the founders provide atemplate for addressing the challenges that therangeland profession faces in the 21st century.Keywords: American Society of Range Management(ASRM), founders, leadership, principles, SRM, vision.
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Journal Issue/Article
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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