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International Award of Excellence in Conservation Gala

- Wednesday, September 27, at the Worthington Renaissance Hotel - BRIT celebrates three decades by honoring three Texas originals. Join us as we present our 2017 International Award of Excellence in Conservation to J. David Bamberger and Selah, Bamberger Ranch Preserve; Frank Yturria and the Frank Yturria Family Ranch; and the Texas Christian University Ranch Management Program. Tables and tickets are available. Register Here
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Botanical Research Institute of Texas Rescues Orphaned Herbarium at the University of Louisiana-Monroe

FORT WORTH, TEXAS (July 3, 2017) - The Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT®) is pleased to announce the nonprofit has been selected to receive almost half a million plant specimens that have been orphaned by the University of Louisiana at Monroe (ULM). This acquisition will increase the total number of specimens housed by the institute to more than 1.3 million and will place BRIT’s herbarium among the top ten (in specimens housed) in the United States. The ULM collection represents more than 99 percent of the species in Louisiana’s vascular flora and is considered to be the state’s most complete record of plants. “BRIT’s herbarium was designed to house over two million plant specimens,” said Ed Schneider, president and executive director of BRIT. “Orphaned herbarium collections suc...
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