Summer Tour

June 29 and 30, 2000 
Vernal, Utah

Hosted by
Society for Range Management

This year's summer tour is sponsored by the northern chapter and will be held June 29 and 30 in the Vernal area. Cost is $20 per person to cover Thursday night's dinner and Friday's lunch, and $10 for spouses or friends who only plan to attend the Thursday night dutch oven dinner. The tour focuses on wildlife issues and rangeland management in response to them.

For those of you participating in SRM'a accreditation program, you will be able to receive credit for your participation in the summer tour. We are still, making arrangements with the Society on final continuing education credits but estimates are for two to three credits.

June 29

1:00 p.m. - Meet at the Roosevelt NRCS office, 240 West Highway 40.

Stops on our way to Vernal include an elk ranching operation, a wild horse management area, and a black footed ferret reintroduction site.

6:30 p.m. - Dinner is being catered by George Cook and the northern chapter volunteers at the Naples Park, 1701 East 1900 South. (Turn at the BLUE waterslide not the yellow one).

June 30

Break-fast on your own

8:00 a.m. - Meet at the Vernal Courthouse, west side parking lot at 100 North 100 East.

We will be making five stops on Diamond Mountain to look at sagebrush sites and the effect of prescribed fires, altered grazing programs, and possible disease on sagebrush and other vegetation found at the sites. We will also discuss possible effects on sagegrouse. Plan to finish between 1:00 and 2:00 p.m.


We have reserved a block of 40 rooms at Motel 6, 435/789-0666 and Econolodge, 435/789-2000. Room rates are $45.99 for two people. Be sure to mention that you are with the SRM summer tour.

Camping is also available at commercial campsites in Vernal. To make your reservations contact the campground directly.

Campground Dina, 930 N. Vernal Avenue, 1-800-245-2148

Fossil Valley RV, 999 W. Hwy 40, 1-888-789-6450 
Vernal KOA, 800 W. Sheraton. 1-800 KOA-7574

Western Heritage RV, 271 South 500 East, 435/789-3324

Local Attractions and Activities:
Contact the Vernal Area Chamber of Commerce at


By JUNE 21, 2000 complete and mail in your registration and fee.

Registration Form

Name:  ___________________________     Organization:  ___________________________________

Address:  _________________________________________________     Phone:  ________________

Registration Fee:  Self 
$20 ______
Dinner Guest(s) # _____ 
 x   $10 = ______
Late Fee (after June 21)
$10 ______
Total Enclosed:

If you anticipate being late, we can send you maps to the planned stops:  _____ Yes!  I need maps.

Mail your registration and check, payable to Society for Range Management to:

Stephanie Hamblin
Utah State University
Rangeland Resources Department
5230 Old Main Hill
Logan, Utah  84322