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Eastern Oregon scientist receives range management award

Tony Svejcar, of Burns, Ore., has received the 2018 Sustained Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society for Range Management.

By GEORGE PLAVEN

Capital Press

Published on February 13, 2018 1:14PM

Tony Svejcar, left, of Burns, Ore., received the 2018 Sustained Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society for Range Management. The award was presented by SRM President Larry Howery at the group’s 71st annual meeting, technical training and trade show in Sparks, Nev.

Society for Range Management

Tony Svejcar, left, of Burns, Ore., received the 2018 Sustained Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society for Range Management. The award was presented by SRM President Larry Howery at the group’s 71st annual meeting, technical training and trade show in Sparks, Nev.


For nearly 30 years, Tony Svejcar served as research leader for the USDA Agricultural Research Service at the Eastern Oregon Agricultural Research Center in Burns, Ore.

The Society for Range Management recently honored Svejcar and his work at the organization’s 71st annual meeting, technical training and trade show in Sparks, Nev., where he was presented with the 2018 Sustained Lifetime Achievement Award.

Svejcar is nationally and internationally recognized for his contributions in rangeland science and management. He initiated the CO2 Flux Network through the ARS to identify the influence of U.S. rangelands on global carbon, and pioneered use of the stable isotope 13C for carbon cycling research.

Svejcar and his colleagues have also tested and refined an array of techniques for reducing or managing populations of western juniper, and made lasting contributions to understanding seedling ecology of native plant species in sagebrush steppe habitat. His research has generated more than 200 publications.

Though he retired from the ARS in 2016, Svejcar continues to work as a professor and senior researcher for Oregon State University at the research center.



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