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Collection History

About Gary A. Fewless

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UW-Green Bay renamed the Gary A. Fewless Herbarium in recognition of Emeritus Curator Gary Fewless’s 33-year career and dedication to the Herbarium, the plants and natural areas of Northeastern Wisconsin, and UW-Green Bay. As Herbarium curator and a lecturer in botany and ecology, he has mentored hundreds of students in his Field Botany, Plant Taxonomy, and Wetland Ecology courses and he has built the herbarium collection into what is described as Northeastern Wisconsin’s most important botanical research center. Now housing more than 45,000 specimens (the majority collected by Fewless), UW-Green Bay’s Herbarium on the first floor of Mary Ann Cofrin Hall is one of the most significant regional scientific collections in Wisconsin. Fewless, who holds Bachelor’s (’78) and Master’s (’86) degrees from UW-Green Bay, took a lead in posting resources and photographs online (such as “Trees of Wisconsin”; see Dichotomous keys and Species lists with photos pages). This led to frequent use by educators throughout the eastern United States, helping put the Herbarium and UW-Green Bay “on the map” of North American botanical resources.

Gary Fewless monitoring a prairie burn