The US Department of Interior has proposed a new regulation that would require extensive annual reporting by all herbaria that maintain specimens collected on Federal lands. Comments from the public are being accepted until March 5. The scope of this wide-ranging policy is detailed here:
SHC will be submitting a letter urging the DOI to withdraw its proposal in light of the undue burden it would place on curators. Please share this link with colleagues and also consider sending in your comments to the DOI by March 5.