The University of Wyoming dedicated a new state-of-the-art biodiversity conservation facility Friday. The center has been created through the generosity of Bob and Carol Berry and a match from the State of Wyoming. The 40,000-square-foot Robert and Carol Berry Biodiversity Conservation Center is a focal point for the study, documentation, and conservation of natural history and biodiversity.

This includes variations on a macro to micro level, from ecosystem-level spatial and temporal variations to those within single genes.  The center's mission is to document and understand regional and global vertebrate diversity through the acquisition and investigation of collections made by faculty, staff, and students to advance academic knowledge and public appreciation of the natural world.