The Northern Great Plains (NGP) Section is one of 21 Sections operating within the framework of the Society for Range Management (SRM). The Society for Range Management is the professional scientific society and conservation organization whose members are concerned with studying, conserving, managing and sustaining the varied resources of the rangelands which comprise nearly half the land in the world. Established in 1948, SRM has over 4,000 members in 48 countries, including many developing nations.
SRM's members are land managers, scientists, educators, students, producers and conservationists; we are a diverse membership guided by a professional code of ethics and unified by a strong land ethic.
The Mission of the Society for Range Management is to promote the professional development and continuing education of members and the public and the stewardship of rangeland resources.
The NGP Section includes the state of North Dakota, the provinces of Manitoba and Saskatchewan, and that part of Montana lying east from the eastern boundary of the following counties: Toole, Pondera Teton, Cascade, Meagher, and Park. Several Chapters have been formed within the NGP Section, but currently there are two active chapters within the Section, the Prairie Parkland Chapter in Canada and the North Dakota Chapter. All other members work as representatives of the Section.
The purpose and objectives for which the corporation was formed are as follows:
- To properly take care of the basic rangeland resources of soil, plants, and water, and to develop understanding of rangeland ecosystems and of the principles applicable to the management of range resources.
- To assist all who work with range resources to keep abreast of new findings and techniques in both the science and art of range management, and to improve the effectiveness of range management.
- To obtain from range resources the products and values necessary for man's welfare, and to create a public appreciation of the economic and social benefits to be obtained from the range environment
- To promote the professional development of its membership with emphasis on issues of the Northern Great Plains.
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