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.
Save the Date - 2017 NCB Symposium!
Norther California Botanists will hold their 8th botanical symposium on January 9-10, 2017 on the campus of the California State University in Chico. Optional workshops will be held on Wednesday, the 11th. We are busy planning the sessions and speakers. If you would like to be involved or volunteer to help at the Symposium, please contact NCB at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Siskiyou Field Institute - 2016 Summer Workshops
Siskiyou Field Institute will hold a field workshop on the botany of a relatively undescribed area of the Shasta Valley. Pursuing Plants of California’s Eastern Klamath Foothills, June 7-9, with Julie Nelson, Shasta-Trinity National Forest botanist will explore the Shasta Valley’s rich floral diversity. This area’s treasure trove of rare plants, has recently been nicknamed the “Shastapalooza.” Students will be on the lookout for rarities including Orthocarpus pachystachus, Ivesia pickeringii, Balsamrrhiza lanata and Phacelia greenei. We’ll learn how to voucher collected plants and we will also have a lab i.d.session on Thursday, June 9. The instructor’s honorarium will be donated to Northern California Botanists botany research scholarship fund to fund an additional 2016-2017 scholarship. Thank you Julie and the Siskiyou Field Institute!
Two tuition options: $300 includes two nights lodging at the serene Flowing Waters Retreat Center at Mt. Shasta in Stewart Springs. $225 is the commuter tuition. Contact Siskiyou Field Institute, www.thesfi.org, 541-597-8530 for more details.
Siskiyou Field Institute will also sponsor a botany and butterflies foray to Mt. Eddy and environs on July 8-10, 2016 with Dana York and John Villella. Mt. Eddy’s unique high-elevation serpentine is home to many rare plants including the Mt. Eddy sky pilot, carnivorous California pitcher plant, and Mt. Eddy draba. Flora and Butterflies of the Mt. Eddy Area will involve a day-long botanizing hike up to the Mt. Eddy summit on Saturday, July 9, and butterfly i.d. hikes and observation in nearby wildflower-rich meadows on Sunday, July 10th. Contact Siskiyou Field Institute, www.thesfi.org, 541-597-8530 for more details.
11-12 January 2016
California State University, Chico
Bell Memorial Union Auditorium
Northern California Botanists hosted its 7th botanical symposium on January 11-12, 2016 on the campus of California State University in Chico. For more information on the 2016 Symposium, visit the Symposium Homepage.
Thank you to our many 2016 Symposium sponsors!
Bureau of Land Management, California State Office
California Invasive Plant Council (Cal-IPC)
California Native Grasslands Association (CNGA)
California Native Plant Society (CNPS) - State Office
California Native Plant Society (CNPS) - Redbud Chapter
California Native Plant Society (CNPS) - Sacramento Valley Chapter
California Native Plant Society (CNPS) - Shasta Chapter
California Native Plant Society (CNPS) - Yerba Buena Chapter
College of Natural Sciences, The Chico State Herbarium
College of Natural Sciences, California State University, Chico
Department of Biological Sciences, California State University, Chico
Friends of the Chico State Herbarium
Garcia and Associates (GANDA)
James R. and Julie K. Nelson
Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden
Ray Collett Trust
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
Sierra Pacific Foundation
Southern California Botanists
The Jepson and University Herbaria, University of California, Berkeley
Westervelt Ecological Services,
Please email Northern California Botanists at email@example.com
NCB's mailing address:
Northern California Botanists
P. O. Box 8042
Chico, CA 95927-8042