University of Idaho Student Chapter
The Range Club at the University of Idaho makes up the student chapter of the Idaho Section SRM. The Range Club is open to any student. Most members are majors in the Rangeland Ecology and Management bachelor degree program and other majors from related disciplines, such as Wildlife Resources and Animal Science. The students participate in the international student conclave events held at the SRM Annual Meeting and Trade Show. Check out what they are up to by liking them on facebook.
Careers in Range
Interested in sharing with others what people in the range profession do for a living? Meet some recent graduates who describe what a day in the job of a range professional is like. Help us spread the word to young people so they can explore the tremendous breadth of employment opportunities available!
High School Youth Forum
Each year, the Idaho Section sponsors one or more Idaho high school students to attend the SRM Annual Meeting and Trade Show. This is a great opportunity for young people to learn more about the rangeland profession and make new lasting friendships with students from around the country. The main activity is the Forum Paper Presentation Session where students give a 6-8 minute presentation on some aspect of range management. Students also participate in an orientation session, an ecological field trip, a professional interaction dinner and business meeting, and a conflict resolution workshop.
Idaho FFA Rangeland Assessment Career Development Event (CDE)
FFA members from across Idaho test their knowledge of rangeland management and learn about college degree programs that can lead to careers managing and conserving rangelands. The event is held each fall near Burley, in conjunction with the state soils judging event. The goal of this contest is to raise young people’s awareness of rangelands and introduce skills used by trained professionals. Students who are trained in the technical skills, such as plant identification and vegetation measurement protocols, can pursue opportunities for seasonal employment.
High Desert Youth Range Camp
Looking for a unique summer camp opportunity to learn more about soils, plants, grazing, and wildlife habitat all while learning from leading scientists who are passionate about teaching youth about using science to solve land management challenges? The Idaho section and the Idaho Rangeland Resource Commission invite Idaho high school students to apply for a camper scholarships to attend this camp held near Burns, OR. Contact Lovina Roselle at the University of Idaho if you are interested by calling 208-885-6536.
Natural Resources Camp
University of Idaho Extension has been offering a summer camp since 1960. This hands-on camp is held each summer near Sun Valley where campers explore wildlife, rangelands, forests, water, and soils.
Brian Miller Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded each year to one or more deserving students studying Rangeland Ecology and Management at the University of Idaho. The scholarship is made possible by Idaho Section’s donations to the Brian Miller Memorial Endowment, maintained within the University of Idaho Foundation.
Resources for Educators
If you are planning to head into a classroom or head out into the field with a group of students teach them about rangelands, there are several excellent teaching resources available from the University of Idaho and the Idaho Rangeland Resources Commission.
Also, check out Wrangle, an rangeland exploration website that is packed with great information from across the globe, including videos, photos, and gigapans. A whatapan? Go ahead…check it out for yourself!