Carson High student goes to Denver for range management forum
Carson High School Senior Cade Crookshanks, 17, has been selected by the Nevada Section of the Society for Range Management to participate in the High School Youth Forum in Denver from Feb. 16 to Feb. 20,
Crookshanks has been involved in National Honors Society and the advance lacement programs at Carson High School. He has also, for the past three years, participated in Nevada Youth Range Camp, a week-long camp sponsored by the Nevada Cooperative Extension and the Nevada Section of SRM which focuses on the relationship between people and rangeland.
While at Range Camp Crookshanks earned the awards of “Big Buckaroo” for his leadership and “Trail Boss” for his knowledge of the scientific aspect of range management. He will be attending the University of Nevada, Reno in the fall, majoring in geological engineering through the Mackay School on Mines.
The SRM is an international organization that strives to promote public awareness of the importance of sound management and use of rangeland, the world’s largest land base.
High school delegates to the HSYF are chosen by each of the 21 individual sections of the parent society throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico based on their degree of interest in the range and natural resources field as well as on their exemplary dedication and effort to learn more about this particular area. While at the HSYF, they will have the opportunity to meet people from many countries and get a firsthand view of what SRM is all about including its organization, goals and the role it plays on a world-wide basis.
Each delegate to the forum competes in a paper presentation competition with the content covering a range-related topic. All presentations will be judged by a diverse panel of judges, with the top five papers being recognized at the SRM awards ceremony. The top paper winner will be invited to return to next year’s meeting to help with the forum and present their paper to the general membership of the Society.
In addition, other activities will include a local ecological field tour of the meeting site and program to enhance communication skills.