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.

2019 Northern California Botanists Symposium

Research and Conservation of Northern California’s Vegetation Communities

Northern California Botanists hosted their 9th botanical symposium on January 14-15, 2019 on the campus of California State University in Chico with over 300 attendees. An optional workshop was held on Wednesday, January 16. A 2-day schedule of presentations by working botanists included sessions on Vegetation Mapping and Monitoring, Importance of Herbaria in Research, Management, and Conservation, Vegetation Response to Fire, Challenges and Solutions for Conserving Cryptic Diversity, Native Plant Conservation, Lightning Talks, Now the Good News, and New Discoveries. See the 2019 Symposium Program here.

Thank you to our 2019 Symposium Sponsors!

  • Ascent Environmental, Inc.
  • Backcountry Press
  • California Botanical Society
  • California Department of Conservation
  • California Lichen Society
  • California Native Grasslands Association (CNGA)
  • California Native Plant Society (CNPS) – State Office
  • California Native Plant Society (CNPS) – Dorothy King Young Chapter
  • California Native Plant Society (CNPS) – Mt. Lassen Chapter
  • California Native Plant Society (CNPS) – North Coast Chapter
  • California Native Plant Society (CNPS) – Redbud Chapter
  • California Native Plant Society (CNPS) – Sacramento Valley Chapter
  • California Native Plant Society (CNPS) – Shasta Chapter
  • The Chico State Herbarium
  • College of Natural Sciences, California State University, Chico
  • Department of Biologica Sciences, California State University, Chico
  • Friends of the Chico State Herbarium
  • Garcia and Associates (GANDA)
  • Halkard Mackay
  • Hedgerow Farms, Inc.
  • Klamath National Forest
  • Lawrence Janeway
  • Linnea Hanson
  • Madrone Ecological Consulting
  • Nomad Ecology
  • Ray Collett Trust
  • Robert A. Schlising
  • Sierra Pacific Foundation
  • Stantec Consulting Services
  • Stillwater Sciences
  • The University and Jepson Herbaria, UC Berkeley
  • Westervelt Ecological Services
  • WRA, Inc.

 

NCB Budding Botanists Program

Northern California Botanists' Budding Botanists Program include early career botanists in the professional community. Members of the Northern California Budding Botanists will be added to our NCB listserv and will receive notifications about classes and workshops. Members can also contact experienced botanists for career advice. Members are also invited to careers sessions during the Northern California Botanists Symposia. To join, ask career questions, or volunteer to answer career questions as an experienced botanist and mentor, please contact us at buddingbotanists@norcalbotanists.org

Contact Us

Please email Northern California Botanists at ncbotanists@gmail.com

NCB's mailing address:

Northern California Botanists
PO Box 8042
Chico, CA 95927-8042