ACTION ALERT: Co-sponsors needed for H.R. 1054 - The Botanical Sciences and Native Plant Materials Research, Restoration and Promotion Act

A new house bill--H.R. 1054: The Botanical Sciences and Native Plant Materials Research, Restoration and Promotion Act--has been introduced in the house. The bill needs supporters to move it through the legislative process. Learn more about the bill and how to help promote it.

ASPT Student Travel Grants for Botany 2017

Dear Fellow ASPT members:

The ASPT Membership Committee is happy to announce that the popular student travel grant lottery from previous years will be continued this year.  The ASPT Council approved awarding 45 travel grants for $300 each to attend Botany 2017 in Fort Worth, Texas, June 24–28, 2017.  Please see the linked form for the application and instructions.

Mt. Cuba Center Graduate Fellowship in Eastern American Botany

Austin Peay State University’s Center of Excellence for Field Biology is pleased to offer two Graduate Research Assistantships to support two masters-level graduate students for two years to work in tandem on a taxonomic study of Clematis subgenus Viorna of eastern North America. These assistantships are made possible by funding from Delaware’s Mt. Cuba Center.

Botanist for The Great Basin Institute

The Great Basin Institute is working cooperatively with the National Park Service Mojave Desert Network (MOJN) Inventory & Monitoring (I&M) program to recruit a Botanist. The overall objective is to perform Integrated Upland monitoring in Great Basin National Park, NV. Vegetation, soils, and target invasive species will be monitored for status and trends. 

Seeds of Success Native Seed Collection Technician

The Great Basin Institute, in cooperation with the Bureau of Land Management’s Moab Field Office, is recruiting one individual to join our AmeriCorps Program as Seeds of Success (SOS) Native Seed Collection Technician. The Technician will conduct native seed collection and associated activities (e.g. seed cleaning and storage) in support of the Colorado Plateau Native Plants Program (CPNPP). The overarching goal of the CPNPP is to “improve the quality of, and increase the availability of, native seed commercially available for use in restoration and reclamation in areas of Utah, Colorado, New Mexico and Arizona.” 

Missouri Botanical Garden REU Summer Program

The Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis, MO will be offering an NSF-funded Research Experiences for Undergraduates summer program in 2017. Ten students will be chosen to participate in a ten-week program involving full-time work on an independent research project, with the guidance of a staff mentor, in addition to educational seminars, discussion sessions and field trips. 

NPS Southeast Conservation Corps, Terrestrial Monitoring Intern

Southeast Conservation Corps (SECC), empowers young people to attain compassion, responsibility and grit through community service, hard work and environmental stewardship. SECC is a local, non-profit, AmeriCorps affiliated organization based out of Chattanooga, TN. SECC selects young adults ages 16 – 35 (depending on specific program), to complete conservation work projects on public, private and municipal lands throughout the Southeast. 

Botanical Advocacy Leadership Award

The Botanical Society of America (BSA) and the American Society of Plant Taxonomists (ASPT) are pleased to invite applications for the annual Botanical Advocacy Leadership Award. This award organized by the Environmental and Public Policy Committees of BSA and ASPT aims to support local efforts that contribute to shaping public policy on issues relevant to plant sciences.