• courtesy of Roy Saffel •

The SRSU Plant Identification Team (a.k.a. the Sul Ross Range and Wildlife Club Plant Identification Team) placed third at the collegiate plant ID contest held as part of the recent Texas Section Society for Range Management annual meeting in Lubbock.  The difference between the top three teams (the other two being Texas A&M College Station and Texas A&M Kingsville) was only 12 points.  In other words, the competition was amazingly close.  Talks are underway to send the team to Nationals in Minneapolis this February.

Plant ID Team members are Katherine Haile, Walter Flocke, Daniel Botello, Charles Musick, Margaret Downing, Cameron Wilson, Dori Damerau, and Cheyene DeLuna.  The Team coach is Roy Saffel, and the faculty sponsors are Dr. Bonnie Warnock and Dr. Ryan Luna.