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Friends of the Rocky Mountain Herbarium


The Friends of the Rocky Mountain Herbarium was formed in October, 2015, with a goal of fostering local volunteerism, formalizing region-wide interest and support for the RM, and communicating information about the Herbarium to members and the larger community. The Friends host occasional open houses at the Herbarium, speakers, and activities of interest to botanists, gardeners and plant enthusiasts.
To receive emails about Friends’ up-coming events, and to receive the quarterly newsletter, send an email to, or call the RM at 307-766-2236.
The newsletters are also available below.


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rocky mountain friends newsletter



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the Rocky Mountain herbarium has expanded!




As part of the plant archiving process, the RM has expanded their Imaging Lab. We now have two light boxes and two cameras to capture a digital image of each plant specimen.

Rocky Mountain Herbarium Volunteer Program


The Rocky Mountain Herbarium volunteer program celebrated our second year! We have over 12,000 volunteer hours logged! With dedicated volunteers from the community, we've been making progress at processing a backlog of over 300,000 thousand dried plant specimens. We also held a conifer identification workshop at our last open house. Attendance was a huge success, shoulder to shoulder. From that successful night, more volunteers have joined!

Ladies and Aven Nelson PictureKeying ConifersThe herbarium packedOpen house at the herbariumKeying conifersThe piepers, rm friendsErnie helping key conifersErin and Ron running conifer workshopDorthy showing a twig

Next Friends event

The Rocky Mountain Herbarium, Department of Botany and Biodiversity Institute are bringing Dan Reinhart, Chief of Natural Resources, Grand Teton National Park to talk.

Berry Center Auditorium

March 22 at 5:30 pm

"Whitebark Pine Conservation and Management in the U.S. Northern Rocky Mountains."

White Pine Flyer - RM Friends Event

Dan Reinhart will also be talking at the Botany Brown Bag Seminar on March 22, 2018. 




Contact Us

Department of Botany, 3165

Aven Nelson Room 114

1000 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 1-307-766-2384

Fax: 1-307-766-2851


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