2016 Northern California Botanists Symposium

Plant Adaptations: Research, Conservation, and Management

11-12 January 2016
California State University, Chico 
Bell Memorial Union Auditorium

Northern California Botanists will host their 7th botanical symposium on January 11-12, 2016 on the campus of California State University in Chico. Optional workshops will be held on Wednesday January 13. A 2-day schedule of presentations by working botanists will include sessions on Plant Genetics 101, Managing in a Changing Climate, Locally Rare and Peripheral Plant Populations, Evolution of the California Flora, Restoration, New Discoveries, Now the Good News, and Lightning Talks.

For more information visit the 2016 Symposium Homepage.

Consider sponsoring our 2016 Symposium

Northern California Botanists invites sponsorship for our 7th Symposium. Your help is important and allows us to keep our registration rates low, support student attendance, and keep our important programs moving forward. Learn more about sponsorships here.


Past Symposia

2014 Symposium
Northern California Plant Life Botany for a Changing World

January 13-14, 2014
California State University, Chico

NCB held their sixth symposium on January 13-14, 2014 at California State University, Chico. The theme was "Northern California Plant Life: Botany for a Changing World" and emphasized climate change and it's effects on the plant life. Sessions included Alpine Ecology, Rare Plants, Horticultural Conservation, Fungi, Pollinators, Wetlands, and New Discoveries. Dr. David Ackerly of the University of California, Berkeley presented the Keynote Address at the Monday night banquet.

Thank you to our many sponsors of the 2014 Symposium!

Agencies and Organizations:

  • Bureau of Land Management
  • California Botanical Society
  • California Invasive Plant Council
  • California Native Grasslands Association
  • California Native Plant Socieity - State Office
  • College of Natural Sciences, California State University, Chico
  • Department of Biological Sciences, California State University, Chico
  • ECORP Consulting
  • Friends of the Chico State Herbarium
  • Garcia & Associates
  • Hedgerow Farms
  • Mt. Lassen Chapter - California Native Plant Society
  • North State Resources, Inc.
  • Pacific Southwest Region (Region 5), US Forest Service
  • Ray Collett Trust
  • Shasta-Trinity National Forest
  • Sierra Pacific Foundation
  • Southern California Botanists
  • University & Jepson Herbaria, UC Berkeley


Past Symposia Programs

2014 Symposium

Northern California Plant Life – Botany for a Changing World
13-15 January 2014
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2013 Symposium

From the Redwoods to the Sagebrush: Botany Ranging Far and Wide
14-15 January 2013
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2011 Symposium

Northern California Plant Life: Wonder, Discovery, Concern
10-12 January 2011
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2010 Symposium

Botanical Treasures in Northern California - What's at Stake?
11-13 January 2010
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2008 Symposium

Northern California Plant Life: Celebrating What We Have with an Eye to the Future
14-16 January 2008
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2007 Symposium

The Interface Between Research and Management in Northern California Botany
18-19 January 2007
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