The Fort Lewis College Herbarium (Index Herbariorum Acronym: FLD)
is a regional resource for vascular plants and fungi of southwestern
Colorado and the Four Corners region.
The herbarium houses approximately 15,000
specimens and is particularly
rich in species of the high elevation areas of the San Juan Mountains.
The herbarium serves two equally important goals 1)
providing a physical record of plant diversity in the local region for
scientific study and 2) providing a reference collection to assist in
teaching of Botany, Systematic Botany, and related courses at Fort
FLD is open to all with an interest
in our native flora. Visitation requires prior
arrangement with the curator. The herbarium houses a
small library of local floras and printed botanical
resources and has a dedicated space for specimen
research complete with computer database access and
Loans of specimens can be requested
for scientific study by curators of established
institutional herbaria. Specifics of loans and or
exchanges can be arranged by contacting the curator.
420 Berndt Hall
Fort Lewis College Herbarium (FLD)
Department of Biology and Agriculture
1000 Rim Drive
Fort Lewis College
Durango, Colorado 81301 USA
Ross A. McCauley, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Biology
Office: 447 Berndt Hall