The state of Arizona is home to 22 American Indian Tribes, Nations, or Communities. Twenty one federally-recognized Indian reservations are found here. More than 30% of the land base in the state is under some form of legal Indian jurisdiction. The University of Arizona's participation in the Federally Recognized Tribe Extension Program began in 1990. There are 7 University of Arizona Extension offices associated with tribes, and several of the nations have their own agricultural or natural resource departments. So, the basis for working with Native American students, ranchers and natural resource professionals in association with the university is well established. There are several ongoing extension activities such as the Range Livestock Nutrition Program workshops for the Navajo, Hualapai, and San Carlos Apache, the Hopi Field Day for Farmers and Ranchers, the Hopi Trail Ride/Range Tour and Hopi Youth Range/Natural Resources Camp. The range rides and tours are in particular very hands on and deal with specific topics on the ground. We also conduct opportunistic activities on invitation such as range monitoring field days for tribal personnel and or ranchers. The Arizona Section of SRM also has an active Native Range Committee and has conducted several Native Range sessions in our annual meetings. Tribal members serve in leadership positions within the section.
Oral presentation and poster titles, abstracts, and authors from the Society for Range Management (SRM) Annual Meetings and Tradeshows, from 2013 forward.