CORVALLIS - John Buckhouse, a professor in the Oregon State University Department of Rangeland Resources and a nationally known range management specialist, has received the Trail Boss Award.

Given annually by the Pacific Northwest Section of the Society for Range Management (SRM), the award recognizes exemplary lifetime contributions in range management research and education. The Pacific Northwest Section of the SRM includes Oregon, Washington and British Columbia.

"Buckhouse's long record of high achievement as a teacher, researcher and Extension Service educator makes him more than deserving of this honor," said Bill Krueger, head of the OSU Department of Rangeland Resources. "He is one of the most highly regarded professionals in the rangeland resources discipline today."

A rangeland watershed improvement expert, Buckhouse joined the OSU faculty in 1975. Over the past quarter century he has worked with thousands of students, conducted numerous rangeland research projects and has steadily become known throughout the country for his leadership in range management. The Society for Range Management is the major professional society for rangeland ecology, science and management in the United States. Its membership includes scientists, land managers, ranchers, environmentalists, range biologists, wildlife biologists and others.


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