The Friends of the Chico State Herbarium is an all-volunteer organization that promotes botanical education and outreach. Our mission is to provide support for the herbarium and demonstrate and publicize the value of the herbarium to the community.
The Friends of The Chico State Herbarium operates under auspices of the California State University Chico, and the University Foundation, and thereby enjoys non-profit status and has access to the use of University classrooms and equipment. At least half of workshop registration fees go to help support the Friends activities on behalf of the Herbarium.
What We've Achieved
- Consistently conducted low cost botanical workshops (general and technical).
- Raised funds to supplement
University support for the Herbarium.
- Published a newsletter reporting botanical news and activities.
- Built an endowment for the
- Facilitated the Jim Jokerst Field Botany Award for student research in botany and plant ecology.
- Held an annual meeting featuring a distinguished guest speaker.