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Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
United States of America - Texas - Austin
Institution Code: NWRCA
BGCI Member: No
Auditorium at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, Texas
About the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Founded in 1982 by Lady Bird Johnson and the late Helen Hayes, the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center is dedicated to protecting and preserving North America's native plants and natural landscapes. Our mission - to increase the sustainable use and conservation of native wildflowers, plants and landscapes - guides all that we do. Every day, the Wildflower Center's horticulture, landscape restoration, plant conservation, and environmental education programs bring life to Mrs. Johnson's vision in our gardens and natural areas, and with projects across North America.
Telephone: (512) 232-0200
Studying ecological restoration in Texas
The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Centre, Texas has a research program that examines fire effects on natural systems and as a tool for restoration. The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center became an organized research unit of The University of Texas at Austin in 2006.
Research results have been tested in real-world applications including restoration of public land, private developments and governmental projects. We share these learning’s about improved ecological landscape design through public, professional and academic education. Past research projects include the use of prescribed burns to control invasive species, the development of native polycultural turfgrass, native plant performance on green roofs, rapid roadside re-vegetation using native species and erosion control using native species and compost.