The Society of Herbarium Curators is please to accept proposals for the annual Student Research Grants to support research that contributes to or uses herbarium resources in ways that augment the collections. Two $500 grants will be made to graduate students and one $250 grant will be made to an undergraduate student. Scope: Research that…Read more
A Herbarium Can Always Use a Few Friends
The University of Montana Herbarium (MONTU) is a facility that belongs to the people of Montana, U.S.A. Although it is housed at the University, it is used by people from many walks of life and from all across the state. As many of us know, smaller natural history museums are losing support from their parent…Read more
Help needed: online survey about Index Herbariorum and GRBio
Dear Colleague, Index Herbariorum (IH) has been an important resource for the botanical community for a long time and we’re writing to ask for your advice on how it can be improved. IH entered into a partnership with the Global Registry of Biodiversity Repositories (GRBio) several years ago to take advantage of its newer user…Read more
Send comments to US Dept. of Interior by March 5!
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: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-02-03/html/2015-01880.htm SHC will be submitting a letter urging the DOI…Read more