The Les Mehrhoff Botanical Research Award was established in 2014 by the New England Botanical Club in memory of renowned botanist, NEBC Herbarium Curator, and long-time supporter of the New England Botanical Club, Dr. Leslie J. Mehrhoff. The award supports botanical endeavors of the sort that Les championed: field studies and herbarium, library, and archival research. The objective of NEBC in offering the award is to add to our understanding of the flora of New England and floristically related regions. Projects for which traditional funding (such as academic grants and in-house agency support) is difficult to secure are favored.

The Les Mehrhoff Botanical Research Committee is pleased to announce that the four winners of the 2020 award are Sarah Bois for her project entitled “Naturalized Scotch Broom (Cytisus scoparius) on Nantucket, Massachusetts: Assessing the extent of the problem,” James Graves for his project entitled “Conserving the Green Mountain...

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