The Garden's comprehensive Master Plan is approved by UNC Trustees that includes a research center for plant diversity (an herbarium).
The Hunt Arboretum's vegetation and plant diversity will be surveyed over the next 14 months.
The conservation plan for Coker Arboretum is completed.
The Poison Garden in the Mercer Reeves Hubbard Herb Garden is being renovated.
Eighty Orange County seniors' views about the value of horticultural activities to their quality of life are studied in collaboration with the Program on Aging of the UNC School of Medicine.
Garden volunteers from Spruce Pine, Winston-Salem, Greensboro and Wilson host outreach events to promote the NCBG and recruit members, and Carol Woods residents are hosted during a tour of the Garden for promotion and volunteer recruitment purposes.
Forty-two research projects have been conducted at Mason Farm Biological Reserve.
The Garden's newsletter transitions to the use of recycled paper.
Dr. J. Kartesz, NCBG Visiting Research Associate and Director of the Biota of North America Program (BONAP) of the NCBG, with funding from the Nature Conservancy, the Reynolds Atlas Project, the Fish and Wildlife Service and the Soil Conservation Service, establishes a data center for vascular plants of North America, north of Mexico. The Project is titled Floristic Atlas Project.
Penny's Bend Natural Area, a BG Foundation nature preserve owned by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, located north of Durham, N.C., is recognized on the North Carolina Registry of Natural Heritage Areas. ID: 48Modified by: KnauffLast Update: 2017-01-11Publish: 1