Welcome to Northern California Botanists
Northern California Botanists is an organization with the purpose of increasing knowledge and communication among agency, consulting, academic, and other botanists about botanical issues concerning science, conservation, education, and professional development. Our primary objectives are to establish a communication forum via occasional meetings, a scholarship fund for students working on botanical problems in northern California, a job forum, and symposia that focus on the botany of northern California.
The geographic range for defining the Northern California Botanists (NCB) area of interest for symposia presentations, associated workshops, and student research scholarships includes the area extending northward--from the southern boundary of San Luis Obispo County and western slope of the Tehachapi Mountains, following the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada, to the southern boundary of Mono County. Students from any accredited college or university doing research within the NCB geographic range may apply for NCB student research scholarships. NCB welcomes members from all areas.
2014 Northern California Botanists Symposium
Northern California Plant Life – Botany for a Changing World
NCB will be holding their sixth symposium on January 13-14, 2014 at California State University, Chico. The theme will be "Northern California Plant Life: Botany for a Changing World." The emphasis will be on climate change and it's effects on the plant life. Sessions will include Alpine Ecology, Rare Plants, Horticultural Conservation, Fungi, Pollinators, Wetlands, and New Discoveries. There will be a dedicated poster session at the end of the first day. The Keynote Address will follow Monday's nights banquet and be delivered by Dr. David Ackerly of the University of California, Berkeley. Optional workshops will be held on January 15.
For more information, visit the 2014 Symposium Home Page.
Student Research Scholarships
NCB awarded ten $1,000 student research scholarships for the 2013-2014 academic year! The Shasta Chapter of the California Native Plant Society is funding one of the scholarships to support research in their Chapter area. See the Scholarship Page for details!
Please email Northern California Botanists at email@example.com
Please note NCB's mailing address has changed to:
Northern California Botanists
P. O. Box 8042
Chico, CA 95927-8042