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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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Botanical Research Institute of Texas

Address: 1700 University Drive
Fort Worth, TX 76107

Region: Southwest

Phone: (817) 332-4441
Fax: (817) 332-4112
Web: www.brit.org

Organization Structure: Private Non Profit
Organization Scope: International
Organization Type: Herbarium

Services this organization provides

  • Inventory and/or monitor endangered/rare species
  • Work on restoration projects
  • Conducts research
  • Publish research
  • Provide educational programming
  • Open to the public
  • Membership program
  • Membership list
  • Offer public programs, trips, seminars, etc.

Native Plant Focus: BRIT is focused on conservation, knowledge sharing, and studying the diversity of plant life.

Publications: "Journal of the Botanical Research Institute of Texas" (biannual journal), "Iridos" (biannual member publication).

Description: Founded in 1987, the Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT) based in Fort Worth, Texas is an international, scientific research and learning center focused on conservation, knowledge sharing and studying the diversity of plant life. BRIT conducts extensive global research, including major projects in Texas, Europe, Peru, and the Pacific Islands. In the last 10 years, BRIT scientists have located and described scores of species previously unknown to science. BRIT's herbarium is among the largest in the United States and is the largest U.S. herbarium not part of a university, botanical garden, or broader natural history museum. In the spring of 2011, BRIT moved into its new, US Green Building Council LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Platinum-certified headquarters located in the Fort Worth Cultural District. For more information, visit http://www.brit.org.

Last Update: 2012-01-03
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