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SECTION AWARDS


The Texas Section is proud to recognize its members with the following awards.

A list of past winners is available in the TSSRM Administrative Handbook - Appendix K - located under the Section Business tab.


HONOR AWARDS
Presently, Texas Section Honor Awards are given in the following categories:

  • Outstanding Contribution to Rangeland Management
    • The title of Outstanding Contribution to Rangeland Management is presented to a member who is actively engaged in ranching or livestock farming or in the professional fields dealing with range management; a recognized leader in rangeland management, accepted over a large segment of the State, if not statewide; interested in the promotion and advancement of the art and science of range management; and display an unselfish interest and activity towards the advancement and improvement of range management and actively engaged in and giving support to the various programs and organizations dedicated to range management. Finally, the candidate must have made a contribution to the advancement of the art and science of range management that is worthy of special recognition.

  • Fellow
    • The title of Fellow is conferred upon members of the Texas Section in recognition of exceptional service to the Section and its programs in advancing the science and art of range-related resource management. This high honor is granted in belief that special recognition should be given for exceptional and dedicated service to the Texas Section.

  • Outstanding Achievement
    • The title of Outstanding Contribution to Rangeland Management is presented to a member who is actively engaged in ranching or livestock farming or in the professional fields dealing with range management; a recognized leader in rangeland management, accepted over a large segment of the State, if not statewide; interested in the promotion and advancement of the art and science of range management; and display an unselfish interest and activity towards the advancement and improvement of range management and actively engaged in and giving support to the various programs and organizations dedicated to range management. Finally, the candidate must have made a contribution to the advancement of the art and science of range management that is worthy of special recognition

  • Outstanding Young Range Professional
    • The title of Outstanding Contribution to Rangeland Management is presented to a member who is actively engaged in ranching or livestock farming or in the professional fields dealing with range management; a recognized leader in rangeland management, accepted over a large segment of the State, if not statewide; interested in the promotion and advancement of the art and science of range management; and display an unselfish interest and activity towards the advancement and improvement of range management and actively engaged in and giving support to the various programs and organizations dedicated to range management. Finally, the candidate must have made a contribution to the advancement of the art and science of range management that is worthy of special recognition.

  • Special Recognition
    • The purpose of Special Recognition Awards is to provide the Texas Section an opportunity to occasionally recognize certain individuals for the outstanding contributions they have made to the general field of range management. This is not an annual award nor is it limited to a set number of awards in any one year. Any individual is eligible for nomination.

      Application Form
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OUTSTANDING RANGELAND MANAGEMENT

To recognize those who have demonstrated outstanding skill and knowledge in practicing sound management and care of rangeland resources. This is a competitive award and only one will be given each year. This award is linked to the ranch. Once a ranch has received the award, it is not eligible to receive it again. If more than one ranch is owned and/or operated by the same person, each ranch is eligible. Mail completed nominations by June 1st, to the ORM Committee Chair.


OUTSTANDING RANGELAND STEWARDSHIP

The purpose of this award is to recognize those cattle producers who have demonstrated outstanding skill and knowledge in practicing sound management and care of rangeland resources. This is a competitive award and only one will be given each year. This award is linked to the ranch. Once a ranch has received the award, it is not eligible to receive it again. If more than one ranch is owned and/or operated by the same person, each ranch is eligible.

Nominations shall be made by persons who are well acquainted with the ranching and range management practices of the nominee. Nominations may be made by anyone, although all nominations must be concurred by two members of TSSRM who agree the nominee is truly deserving of this recognition.

The ORS Committee will appraise the nominations and select those that meet the standards for outstanding rangeland management. The committee will select the most qualified and coordinate field visits to the ranches..

  • Mail completed nominations by June 1, to the ORM Committee Chair
  • 2005 Recipient: San Pedro Ranch
  • ORS Application Form


    PUBLICATION AWARDS

    • The Texas Section-SRM annually recognizes literary and scholarly efforts in publicizing range management practices, philosophies, and research activities. Therefore, the TSSRM Publications Awards Committee is soliciting nominations for the following categories:

        1. Technical Writing: articles directed primarily towards fellow scientists which advance the knowledge of range management/science in Texas;
        2. Popular Article : articles directed primarily towards range managers, landowners, or the general public;
        3. Special Category : contributions that do not fit in either (1) or (2) (e.g., book chapter, poetry, editorials).


    • All nominations must have been published since October, 2004. Membership of at least one author is required for both the Technical Writing and Popular Article categories, but not for the Special Category. Please send one copy of each publication (pdf file preferred) you with to nominate along with a one paragraph description of its importance by August 31, 2006 to:

      • David D. Briske
        Department of Rangeland Ecology and Management
        TAMU 2126
        Texas A&M University
        College Station TX 77843
        [email protected]


    SCHOLARSHIPS

    • TSSRM Memorial Scholarship - presently, the TSSRM Memorial Scholarship is awarded through the Texas State 4-H Foundation. Please contact the State 4-H Foundation for application information.
    • Bill Wyche Jr. Memorial Scholarship- offering $1,000 college scholarships from the Bill Wyche, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund to deserving high school seniors who are interested in range management studies. The application deadline is April 30th.

      Bill Wyche Jr. Memorial Scholarship Application Form


    COUNTY LEVEL AWARDS NOMINATIONS

      County Level Awards are designed to recognize individuals who have directly contributed to range management accomplishments at the county level. Awards may be presented in four categories:
        a) County Extension Agent
        b) Ag Science Teacher
        c) Natural Resources Conservation Service
        d) Friend of TSSRM (other agencies, ag business, news reporters, etc)

        2005 Winners
        Friend
        County Agent
        NRCS


    COLLEGE ACTIVITIES AWARDS
      Additional recognition is provided to college students in the following categories:
      • Outstanding Junior and Senior College Students (selected by each university) - list of past recipients available in Appendix K of Administrative Handbook.
      • Plant Identification Contest (held annually during the Section's Annual Meeting)


  • To post information on the website, or for more information, please contact:
    Bruce S. Healy
    TSSRM Secretary
    PO Box 67
    Tynan TX 78391-0067
    P: 361.668.8361 x3
    F: 361.668.8199
    E: [email protected]


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