The Consortium maintains a list of all herbaria in the Pacific Northwest with collections of vascular plants, nonvascular plants, algae, lichens, or fungi. The list includes herbaria housed at universities, museums, agency offices, or maintained by private individuals.
This list was compiled by contacting individual herbaria and consulting Index Herbariorum.
Do you manage or know of an herbarium not on this list? If so, please contact us.
Last updated in 2013.
Summary of Regional Herbaria:
Select a state to view list of herbaria in that state.
The # of specimens represents the cumulative total housed in herbaria in each state or province, including specimens outside the PNW.
Alaska State Museum, Juneau (JBCC):
Size: 5,000 specimens
Specialty: The Aleutian Islands; Alaskan northern coast; Southeastern Panhandle; Pribilof Islands; Alaskan interior as far north as Nome and Barrow.
Important Collectors: J. P. Anderson; F. W. Beals; K. Faegr; E. Hultén; E. Keithahn; A. E. Porsild; E. Scamman; I. L. Wiggins; M. Williams
Incorporated Herbaria: Ketchikan Library Herbarium
Contacts: Ellen Carrlee, Conservator, ellen.carrlee[at]alaska.gov, 1-907-465-2396, 1-907-465-2976
Exhibits and Collections
Alaska State Museum
395 Whittier St.
Juneau, Alaska 99801-1718
Forest Service, Alaska Region, USDA (TNFS):
Size: 11,650 specimens
Specialty: Vascular plants and bryophytes of southeastern Alaska; lichens of southeastern Alaska, northwestern Alaska, British Columbia, Sweden, and Central and South America.
Contacts: Mary Stensvold, Curator, mstensvold[at]fs.fed.us, 1-907-747-4210, 1-907-747-4331
USDA Forest Service, Alaska Region
204 Siginaka Way
Sitka, Alaska 99835
University of Alaska, Anchorage (UAAH):
Size: 6,031 specimens
Specialty: Alaska; some Costa Rica and Hawaii.
Contacts: Garry Davies, Curator, afgd[at]uaa.alaska.edu, 1-907-786-4765, 1-907-786-4607
Department of Biological Sciences
University of Alaska Anchorage
3211 Providence Drive
Anchorage, Alaska 99508-8104
University of Alaska, Fairbanks - Museum of the North (ALA):
Vascular plants, lichens, bryophytes, and marine algae of Alaska; circumpolar north; Siberia and Russian Far East. CITES: US 130
J. P. Anderson; G. W. Argus; W. D. Drury; O. W. Geist; E. O. G. Hultén; A. W. Johnson; H. Krog; A. E. Porsild; H. M. Raup; W. C. Steere Publications/Journals: Biological Papers of the University of Alaska
Institute of Northern Forestry (U.S. Forest Service), Fairbanks; J. P. Anderson collections (30,000 specimens) from ISC in 2004; Naval Arctic Research Laboratory, Barrow.
Steffi Ickert-Bond, Curator, smickertbond[at]alaska.edu, 1-907-474-7109, 1-907-474-5469
Web Site: http://www.uaf.edu/museum/collections/herb/
University of Alaska Museum of the North
P.O. Box 756960, 907 Yukon Drive
Fairbanks, Alaska 99775-6960
University of Alaska, Juneau (ALAJ):
Size: 11,000 specimens
Specialty: Marine algae; Alaskan coastal waters; Pacific Ocean.
Notes: Much of ALAJ used for research on Exxon Valdez oil spill. Additional information on impact of oil spill to marine algae is associated with ALAJ.
Contacts: Michael Stekoll, Director, msstekoll[at]alaska.edu, 1-907-796-6279, 1-907-465-6447
Juneau Center for Fisheries and Ocean Sciences
University of Alaska
11120 Glacier Highway
Juneau, Alaska 99801, U.S.A.