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App Makes ID of Harmful Plants, Insects in Texas a Snap

App Makes ID of Harmful Plants, Insects in Texas a Snap

A free mobile app called TX Invasives is now available from the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at The University of Texas at Austin for identifying harmful non-native plant, insect and other invasive species statewide.

SITES Program Certifies Sustainable Landscape Projects from Seattle to Atlanta

The Sustainable Sites Initiative™ (SITES™) program has certified four new landscapes, including a pocket park in Washington state, a mixed-use development in northern California, a historic Civil-War era preserve in New York, and the headquarters of an architecture firm in Georgia.

Sustainable Landscape Rating System Available for Worldwide Use

Sustainable Landscape Rating System Available for Worldwide Use

The most comprehensive system for developing sustainable landscapes, the SITES v2 Rating System, has been released by the Sustainable Sites Initiative™ (SITES™) program for use by landscape architects, designers, engineers, architects, developers, policymakers and others who work in land design and development.

Wildflower Center Family Garden Offers Nature Play Destination for Families

The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center of The University of Texas at Austin hosts a grand opening for the Luci and Ian Family Garden that fosters creative play in nature.

University of Texas at Austin Ecologist Licenses Resource-Saving Turfgrass to Bladerunner Farms to Develop Sod

University of Texas at Austin Ecologist Licenses Resource-Saving Turfgrass to Bladerunner Farms to Develop Sod

A mixture of native grasses that requires less maintenance to produce a lush lawn than a traditional turfgrass used in the South has been developed by The University of Texas at Austin Wildflower Center and licensed to a sod producer.

Wildflower Center Awards $638,000 to Protect Endangered Species

Wildflower Center Awards $638,000 to Protect Endangered Species

Eight organizations supporting the conservation of federally endangered species have been awarded grants totaling $637,858 distributed by The University of Texas at Austin’s Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. The one-year Endangered Species Conservation Grants are to conduct conservation research or set aside habitat to assist the recovery of Texas’ black-capped vireo, golden-cheeked warbler, Navasota ladies’ tresses, Texas prairie dawn and Tobusch fishhook cactus.

$1 Million Gift to Create Family Garden at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

Luci Baines Johnson and Ian Turpin have donated $1 million to the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center of The University of Texas at Austin for a family garden bearing their name.

Major Gift to Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center to be Announced Wednesday, April 25

For planning purposes only. All information is embargoed until 9:30 a.m. (CT), Wednesday, April 25. Philanthropist Luci Baines Johnson and University of Texas at Austin President Bill Powers will announce a significant donation to the university's Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center on Wednesday, April 25, at 9:30 a.m. in Room 212 of the Main Building on The University of…   » Continue Reading

Winter Rains in Texas Bring Good Spring Wildflower Show

Winter Rains in Texas Bring Good Spring Wildflower Show

Recent Texas rains benefit spring wildflowers, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center botanist reports.

National Sustainability Rating System Certifies First Landscape Projects

The Sustainable Sites Initiative (SITES) has announced the first three projects to be certified by the nation’s most comprehensive system for rating the sustainable design, construction and maintenance of built landscapes.