ALES Range team hauls home top awards as coach retires

With instructor Barry Irving in his last season as coach of the ALES Range Team, its members did him proud by continuing a dominant run at an international competition that tests university students’ knowledge of both plants and range management.

Among this year’s triumphs, the team won first place in the Plant Identification Test portion of the competition, propelled by a first place individual score by conservation biology student Ryan James. The event took place at the Society for Range Management’s annual conference in Utah in early February. Read more about the Range Team 2017 successes.