Writer: D'Lyn Ford
LAS CRUCES - The New Mexico Section of the Society for Range Management will hold its annual winter meeting Jan. 20-21 at the Holiday Inn Mountain View in Albuquerque.
The meeting entitled "Rangelands, Perceptions, Your Community and You - Essential Bonds for the 21st Century" will bring diverse rangeland users together to create solutions to range stewardship issues in New Mexico.
William Dick-Peddie, author and New Mexico State University professor emeritus, will kick off the meeting with an overview of changes occurring on New Mexico's rangelands. Thursday's activities also will include a meeting and panel discussion with representatives from the New Mexico Audubon Council, New Mexico Cattle Growers' Association, New Mexico Home Builders Association and 1,000 Friends of New Mexico.
Friday's activities will include a photo contest, plant identification contest, concurrent presentations on rangeland issues and an awards luncheon. Closing comments will be made at the luncheon by Gerald Thomas, NMSU president emeritus and past president of the Society for Range Management.
Registration is $35 ($25 for students).
For more information about the meeting, the photo contest or the range plant identification contest, call Ed Fredrickson at (505) 646-1301.
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