Collections and Research

Idaho Botanical Foray 2016

Salmon-Challis National Forests, Little Lost River Drainage

By Dr.Rick Williams,  Janet Bala, and Pam Reschke

Each year herbarium staff, students, Idaho Native Plant Society members, and friends come together for a long weekend to survey and collect plant specimens representing different regions of Idaho at the Idaho Botanical Foray. This is...Read More »


Unique Holiday Gifts for that Natural History Buff

3D Printed Gifts and Ornaments 

Idaho Virtualization Lab

Do you have a Natural History buff in the family? Someone who is hard to buy for? Look no further than the unique holiday gift ideas from the Idaho Virtualization Lab! The IVL is selling 3D printed earrings, pendants, and ornaments on their Read More »


Collection Managers Attend Disaster Planning

From the desk of Amber Tews (Anthropology Collections Manager)

In a continued effort to maintain the collections for years to come IMNH collection managers attended disaster planning workshop. The workshop was hosted by the Idaho State University Eli M. Oboler Library. The disaster planning workshop was provided by Western States and...Read More »


NASA funds science based internships for young women at Idaho Museum of Natural History

The NASA Idaho Space Grant Consortium (NASA ISGC) has generously funded a pilot intern program for young women in the Idaho Virtualization Lab (IVL), a research group within the Idaho Museum of Natural History at Idaho State University.

Lili Pruett scans a...Read More »


Volunteers at the Museum

This past month the Ray J. Davis Herbarium has been fortunate to have members of the ID-Upper Snake Chapter of the Idaho Master Naturalist Program volunteer about 50 hours of their time. On Tuesday April 26th, five of them spent part of a day making plant vouchers. This involves laying...Read More »


IVL Skeletal Renders

Harbor Porpoise

A short series of renders of Skeletal Assemblies created from 3d scans of individual bones.