Society for Range Management
is the professional society dedicated to supporting persons who work with rangelands and have a commitment to their sustainable use. Rangelands comprise almost one-half of all the lands in the world. They are extremely important to society for the goods and services they produce and for the ecological services they provide. SRM is dedicated to the conservation and sustainable management of rangelands for the benefit of current societies and for future generations.
Tyler Swan - President
Krista Ehlert - First Vice President
Logan Vandermark - Second Vice President
Sandy Smart – Secretary
Jeff Vander Wilt-Treasurer
Jessica Michalski 2021-2024
Tom Nadgwick 2023-2026
Matt Scott 2024-2027
Message from the President
We had an incredible 2023 Annual Meeting at Crazy Horse in October. We began the day at the Adrian Ranch and followed up with our next tour with Chad and the Custer State Park bison herd. Tours of these two operations gave us an insight into managing livestock in and around the forest/grassland dynamic in the Hills, where fire has been suppressed for a century. These producers are using forest management and prescribed grazing as their next best tools. Our meeting that afternoon followed at Crazy Horse. It celebrated the High School Youth Forum representative, new Excellence in Range Management winners, and presentations for years of service to longtime members.
I invite YOU to be a part of the South Dakota Section of SRM this coming year. Each year, we support youth events like the annual SD Rangeland and Soils Days contest and the High School Youth Forum representative at SRM, and host events like the SD Range Management Workshop, as well as tours for our Excellence in Range Management winners and our next annual meeting. This year, Rangeland and Soil Days will again occur in Watertown in June. While our other tours and events are still being planned, keep an eye out for our events in your area this summer!