Diversity and Inclusion 2020
The Society for Range Management (SRM) is a diverse body of members, employees, and representatives that are dedicated to leading the stewardship of rangelands based on sound ecological principles.
These principles have led us to understand that Humankind originated in rangelands, thus resulting in the present day global diversity of peoples, languages, cultures, and natural resource management and socio-economic systems.
SRM welcomes, encourages, affirms, and values the participation and inclusion of all individuals with an interest in rangelands regardless of race, color, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, national origin, culture, educational status, disabilities, emerging ideas and perspectives, or socio-economic status. We vigorously strive to eliminate implicit bias and reject discrimination and stereotyping within the society by proactively fostering tolerance, mutual respect, and multicultural awareness and competency by actively promoting inclusion in membership, education & training, competition, leadership, committees, staff, and all other areas of SRM activity.
Guidelines for Professional Behavior at SRM organized events available here.
Recommendations for meeting organizers to improve diversity and inclusion available here.
2020 Program Highlights
The 2020 SRM program includes many opportunities to hear from the diverse voices that comprise rangeland scholars and practitioners.
- Build your capacity for discussion across differences at the Monday afternoon workshop The New IQ - Leveraging Inclusive Intelligence for Engagement, Innovation, and Collaboration.
- Share your ideas and feelings about diversity and inclusion in SRM at the campfire conversations on Tuesday.
- Listen to voices from Kenya at the International Symposium (Tuesday afternoon).
- Stop by the We Are Rangelands—Diversity Makes Us Stronger booth in the Trade Show to learn how individuals from many different backgrounds and identities have contributed to rangeland science and management.
- Take part in the Native American Forum on Wednesday afternoon.
- Check out the Women in Ranching-focused Producer Forum on Thursday.
- To make the meeting more family-friendly, a children’s room with toys and games is available for families with young children. The registration desk will direct parents to the location, which we don’t publish here for security reasons.
- The Sheraton provides all-gender and family restrooms.
The following sessions highlight the value of engaging diverse stakeholders in management and research or provide opportunities to build collaboration and communication skills:
- Transforming Public Rangeland Management Through Collaborative Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships
- Social Science Advancements to Rangeland Management? Perspectives from the Long-Term Agroecosystem Research (LTAR) Network
- Unheard: Amplifying Atypical Voices in Rangeland Management
- Greenhorn to Trailboss: Cultivating the Next Generation of Stewards
- The Art & Science of Stockmanship in Rangeland Management: Asking better questions and engaging more people
- Stakeholder Engagement to Improve Federal Rangeland Wildfire Mitigation and Response
- Stakeholder Engagement: Who, When, Why, and How
- Ignite Your Rangeland Collaboration: Lessons Learned and Keys to Success
- Communication and Collaboration
Learn more about SRM's Diversity and Inclusion Task Force.