Plant identification team

The plant ID contest is made up of a list of 200 plants found around the United States. The team members are responsible for learning the scientific name of the plant and the proper spelling of the plant.

Team Results

Plant Identification Team
Texas Section Society for Range Management Annual Meeting
Beaumont, October 2009

1st Place Team, 2nd Place Team
Team Members: Kelly Haile, Andy James, Steven Goertz, Beth McMahon, Caitlin Connell, and Kenna Brooks

1st Place Ind.-Steven Goertz, 2nd Place Ind.-Andy James,
3rd Place Ind.-Kelly Haile and Kenna Brooks
Coach: Robert Knight
Society for Range Management Annual Meeting
Denver, CO February 2010

2nd Place Team
Team Members: Kelly Haile, Steven Goertz, Andy James, Caitlin Connell, Beth McMahon, Erin Wied, and Bradley Dietert
Coach: Robert Knight

Texas Chapter of The Wildlife Society Plant Identification Contest
Galveston, February 2010

1st Place Team:
1st Place Individual - Kelly Haile
2nd Place Individual - Steven Goertz
Team Members: Kelly Haile, Steven Goertz, Caitlin Connell Kenna Brooks
Coach: Robert Knight

Undergraduate Range Management Exam (URME)

The URME test is to test the knowledge of students on range management practices, ecology, brush control and other topics relating to range management. The test is multiple choice with 3-5 problems ranging from stocking rate problems to carbon credit problems. This year the team competed in Denver, CO at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Range Management against 22 other universities.

Team Results

URME Team
Society for Range management Annual Meeting, Denver,
February 2010
4th Place Team
5th Place Individual - Andy James

Team Members

Kelly Haile, Andy James, Steven Goertz, Jack Turney, Katie Weber, and Mike Legere
Coach: Dr. Mort Kothmann

Combined (URME & Plant Team) Results

2nd Place Individual - Andy James

SRM Student Conclave

The Student Conclave represents the undergraduate students in the Society for Range Management. Approximately 300 Undergraduates participate in the Society for Range Management Annual meeting.

2009 Secretary -Caitlin Connell
2010 Reporter -Brad Dietert
Officer-at-large -Caitlin Connell

Texas Section Society For Range Management Outstanding Student Awards

Texas Section for Range Management Outstanding Student Awards are awarded up to two students at Texas Universities with a Range Management Program. October, 2009

Recipients: Andy James; Beth McMahon

Public Speaking Contest

The Society for Range Management Undergraduate Public speaking contest was held the 2010 Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado

2nd place - Beth McMahon

Texas Society Of American Foresters Outstanding Student Award

The Outstanding Forestry Student Award is presented to students at the TSAF annual meeting. A similar award is made to forestry student at Stephen F. Austin State University.

Recipients: Erin Thomas

Team Results

  • Compass and Pacing 11th
  • DBH Estimation 15th
  • Dendrology 15th
  • Photogrammetry tied 7th
  • Pole Classification 7th
  • Timber Estimation 15th
  • Timber Estimation 15th
  • Wildlife 15th
  • Wood Technology 9th
  • Pole Climbing 15th
  • Archery 13th
  • Axe Throw tied-14th
  • Log Birling tied 13th
  • Men's Bowsaw 13th
  • Women's Bowsaw 13th
  • Chain Throw 13th
  • Crosscut Jack&Jill 14th
  • Crosscut Men's 14th
  • Crosscut Women's 13th
  • Knife Throw tied 8th
  • Log Chopping tied-10th
  • Log Rolling 10th
  • Pole Felling 13th