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National Organizations Directory

As a service to the public, the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center collects information on native plant societies, conservation groups, governmental agencies, botanical gardens, arboreta, and other plant-related organizations throughout North America. Click here to add your organization to the directory. Affiliates are organizations that partner with the Wildflower Center to encourage the preservation and use of native plants in different regions of the country.

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Chihuahuan Desert Research Institute

Address: Hwy 118
PO Box 905
Fort Davis, TX 79734

Region: Southwest

Phone: (432) 364-2499
Fax: (432) 364-2686
Web: www.cdri.org

Organization Structure: Private Non Profit
Organization Scope: State/Regional
Organization Type: Nature Center

Services this organization provides

  • Inventory and/or monitor endangered/rare species
  • Work on restoration projects
  • Natural habitat management
  • Wildflower or native habitat display on property
  • Support research with grants, awards, etc.
  • Conducts research
  • Publish research
  • Provide educational programming
  • Open to the public
  • Membership program
  • Offer public programs, trips, seminars, etc.
  • Propagate native plants
  • Native plant sales

Native Plant Focus: The CDRI has a 507-acre landsite with a 20-acre botanical garden featuring plants of the Chihuahuan Desert region. Over 200 species of cacti from the Chihuahuan Desert are housed in the cacti and succulent greenhouse.

Publications: Chihuahuan Desert Discovery (semi-annual, free to members)

Description: The mission of the Chihuahuan Desert Research Institute is to promote public awareness, appreciation, and concern for the natural diversity of the Chihuahuan Desert through research and education. The Chihuahuan Desert Research Institute was incorporated in January of 1974 as an independent non-profit, scientific and educational organization. The purpose of the organization is to expedite scientific investigation pertaining to the natural sciences and the Chihuahuan Desert region and to create public awareness of the natural phenomena to be found there. The organization has its roots in nearby Sul Ross State University and enjoys a close and very special working relationship with this institution of higher learning.

Last Update: 2004-03-18
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