Society for Range Management | 2019 Annual Meeting

Plenary Session

Feb 11, 2019
8:00 am-11:30 am

Plenary Session

8:00 Flag ceremony 173 Airborne Color Guard8:15 Welcome Message Mark Hayek, North Central Section Representative

8:25 Native American Rangelands Special Presentation – Over 55 million acres are in federal
trust for Native American tribes, but recent increased interest in tribal management of
these resources highlights the role and privilege of the SRM to partner with tribal
governments and tribal students to assist them with this effort. We will present
important points about Native American rangelands that every SRM member should

8:50 Plenary Presentation: Aldo Leopold’s Journey: Range Management and a Land Ethic by Stanley Temple, Beers-Bascom Professor Emeritus in Conservation in the Department of
Forest and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
For 32 years Stanley (Stan) Temple held the academic position once occupied by Aldo
Leopold. He is currently a Senior Fellow with the Aldo Leopold Foundation. He has
received special recognitions for his contributions to ecology and conservation from the
Society for Conservation Biology, The Wildlife Society, the Wisconsin Society for
Ornithology, the American Ornithologists' Union, the Explorer's Club, the Wildlife
Conservation Society, the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the
Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters. He has been President of the Society
for Conservation Biology and Chairman of the Board of The Nature Conservancy in

9:30am Plenary Presentation: Resilience, Non-Stationarity and Thresholds in Rangelands by Craig Allen, U.S. Geological Survey – Nebraska Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Unit
Craig Allen is currently the leader of the U.S. Geological Survey – Nebraska Cooperative
Fish and Wildlife Unit. Dr. Allen received his Ph.D. in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation
from the University of Florida in 1997, a MS in Wildlife Science in 1993, from Texas Tech
University and a B.S. in Biology from the University of Wisconsin–Green Bay in 1989. He
held a post-doc position in Zoology at the University of Florida working with C.S. Holling
on investigations of the relationships between diversity and resilience, and variability
and scale breaks in biological and other systems.

10:20 Break

10:30 Announcement of the SRM Top Awards, Barry Irving, SRM President
Frederick G. Renner Award
W.R. Chapline Research Award

10:40 Plenary Presentation: Theodore Roosevelt and the Open Range by Clay Jenkinson
Clay Jenkinson is a humanities scholar, a writer, award winning historical performer and
the voice of his alter-ego Thomas Jefferson on the weekly radio program “The Thomas
Jefferson Hour”. Clay is the principal consultant of the Theodore Roosevelt Center at
Dickinson State University, and for The Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library
Foundation, and travels extensively as a historical performer of such characters as
Thomas Jefferson and Theodore Roosevelt, among others. He lives in Bismarck, ND.

11:30 Adjourn