Yearly Archives: 2015

Tax-exempt status

Great news! The Society of Herbarium Curators has received notice from the Internal Revenue Service that our 501c(3) status has been approved. We are officially a non-profit!
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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…
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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…
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$500 Student Research Grant Awards

Two $500 research grants will be awarded to students whose research contributes to or uses herbarium resources in ways that augment the collections. Research on any taxa typically accessioned in herbaria including all plant, fungal, lichen, and algal lineages is eligible. Supported activities could include, but are not limited to, fieldwork to generate vouchers for…
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