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[dinosaur] Trump budget to "Eliminate Curation of Smithsonian Museum Collections"




Ben Creisler
bcreisler@gmail.com

Not strictly paleo, but important to be aware of:

Trump budget to "Eliminate Curation of Smithsonian Museum Collections" 

https://prd-wret.s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/assets/palladium/production/s3fs-public/atoms/files/2018%20Summary%20of%20Program%20Changes.pdf

Status and Trends Program (-$3,806,000/-24 FTE)
Eliminate Curation of Smithsonian Museum Collections (-$1,600,000/-11 FTE): This reduction eliminates active curation of mammal and bird collections housed at the Smithsonian Institution and the research associated with the collection. It would also eliminate USGS research on systematics of North American species important to Interior for management of trust responsibilities and development of modern museum methods, including three-dimensional imaging and DNA cataloging to preserve specimens and facilitate rapid electronic sharing of species information.


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