Society of Range Management. Utah Section
American Society of Range Management, Utah Section :
1949-1985 ( inclusive )
26 linear ft. (13 boxes)
USU_COLL MSS 081
Records of the ASRM Utah Section, the Brigham Young
University Chapter, and the Utah State University Chapter. Includes membership lists,
minutes, activities, newsletters from other sections, and financial material.
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The Utah Section of the American Society of Range Management (ASRM) was originated at a
meeting of ASRM members in Salt Lake City May 7, 1949. A petition was sent to the
national office, signed by all in attendance, requesting a section be organized in Utah.
On the 20th of June the same year, notification of approval was received by the elected
chairman, Harold J. Burback, and the Utah Section of the American Society of Range
Management was born.
In 1957 a student chapter was instituted at Utah State University. Records are unsure of
the date of activation, but April of 1957 is the accepted date. The second student
chapter was organized at BYU in 1964-65 with Jordan Pederson as the first president.
Since the beginning, tours of rangeland have been a part of the section activities.
Almost all of Utah has been covered n the past years, with parts of other states. Also,
a scholarship was established in the late 50's, and later other awards for excellence in
the field of management came into being.
From the original 22 members of the organization, the enrollment rose and peaked in 1975
with 273 members.
The section is still (of date) alive and active in Utah.
Records of the ASRM Utah Section, the Brigham Young University Chapter, and the Utah
State University Chapter. Includes membership lists, minutes, activities, newsletters
from other sections, and financial material.
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Acquisition Information :
The provenance of the first 12 boxes is unknown; however the first four folders of the Addendum files of box 13 were donated by Art Smith in 1988. The last five folders were donated by Mike Ralphs in 2010.
Addendum Donated by Mike Ralphs - Beginnings of Range Management: Albert F. Potter, First Cheif of Grazing, U.S. Forest Service, and a Photographic Comparison of his 1902 Forest Service Survey in Utah with Conditions 100 Years Later, 2005