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. More information on the Les Mehrhoff Botanical Research Award, and past recipients' project reports are available on the Club's web page.
The Les Mehrhoff Botanical Research Committee is pleased to announce the four award recipients for 2021.