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.

2016 Northern California Botanists Symposium

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)

Hedgerow Farms

HDR, Inc.

James R. and Julie K. Nelson

Lawrence Janeway

Nomad Ecology

Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden

Ray Collett Trust

Santa Barbara Botanic Garden

Sierra Pacific Foundation

Southern California Botanists

Stillwater Sciences

The Jepson and University Herbaria, University of California, Berkeley

Westervelt Ecological Services,

WRA, Inc.

2016 - 2017 Research Scholarship applications now available!

Northern California Botanists is accepting applications for our Botany Research Scholarship Program for the 2016 - 2017 academic year. See the Research Scholarships Page for more detail.

Congratulations to our 2015 - 2016 Scholarship Recipients

We are pleased to announce the awardees of our 2015 - 2016 Student Research Scholarships. We received 31 applicants, and as usual, there were many great research projects submitted for review. We are awarding eight $1,000 scholarships for the 2015 - 2016 school year.

See the Research Scholarship page for more detail.

Contact Us

Please email Northern California Botanists at ncbotanists@gmail.com

NCB's mailing address:

Northern California Botanists
P. O. Box 8042
Chico, CA 95927-8042