International Mountain Section
Society for Range Management
Trailboss
STUDENT ACTIVITIES
STUDENT ACTIVITIES
Montana State University 2017-2018

The Range Management Club at Montana State University did well at the 2017 SRM meeting with the URME team taking fifth place and one student taking sMSU URME Team econd in the combined competition. Club membership is up this year and we are working hard to do well at the 2018 meeting in Sparks, NV. 

Our plant team is coordinating with other schools across the West to update and bolster our plant collection. Several members of the Plant Identification team are also working with the Freshman plant identification class to update and improve their plant collection as well as volunteering their time to help tutor students in that class.

Every year we work with landowners to thin stands and cut back on conifer encroachment by harvesting Christmas trees, which we then sell to the community as fundraiser. Last year’s fundraiser went well. This year we are working with a group from the Ag Marketing Class to improve our marketing and reach a greater audience.

Tree Scouting

Throughout the year we have the opportunity to tour ranches and hear from a variety of range professionals about what they do and what work is like in their part of the field. Last spring we heard from the NRCS, a private consultant, and MSU Extension; this fall we will be touring the Endecott Ranch. If you would like to come speak to the Range Club or have any questions, please feel free to contact us at rangeclubmsu@gmail.com