2019 Northern California Botanists Symposium

Research and Conservation of Northern California’s Vegetation Communities

14-15 January 2019
California State University, Chico
Bell Memorial Union Auditorium

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

Congratulations to our Student Poster Winners!

  • Co-First Place: Emily Brodie, University of California, Davis
  • Co-First Place: Jackie Shay, University of California, Merced
  • Third Place: Lillie Pennington, University of California, Merced

Symposium Presentations

Thank you to Steve Rosenthal of the CNPS Santa Clara Chapter, for recording the Symposium presentations. You can view many of the presentations by clicking on the title of talk below or visiting the CNPS - SCV YouTube Channel.

Session 1: Vegetation Mapping and Monitoring - Tools for Protection. Session Chair: Teresa Sholars, Professor Emeritus, College of the Redwoods and DKY Chapter, CNPS

Session 2: The Importance of Herbaria for Research, Management, and Conservation. Session Chair: Julie Kierstead, Shasta-Trinity National Forest

Session 3: Vegetation Response to Fire. Session Chair: Jane Van Susteren, California Department of Water Resources

Session 4: Challenges and Solutions for Conserving Cryptic Diversity. Session Chair: Jason Sexton, University of California, Merced

Session 5: Lightning Talks. Session Chair: Jenn Yost, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo

  • California Biodiversity Initiative. Dan Gluesenkamp, California Native Plant Society
  • Collaborative study of rare Penstemon personatus. Kirsten Bovee
  • Remote sensing capabilities for vegetation mapping. Rob Thoms, Stillwater Sciences
  • (CaPR) Seed banking the California flora. Naomi Fraga, Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden
  • Expansion of hazelnut scrub into Humboldt and Mendocino counties. Adam Canter, Wiyot Tribe Natural Resources Department

Keynote Address: Growing up as an ecologist in Northern California. Todd Keeler-Wolf, California Department of Fish and Wildlife

Session 7: Native Plant Conservation. Session Chair: Clare Golec, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, retired

Session 8: New Discoveries. Session Chair: Jane Van Susteren, California Department of Water Resources

Session 9: Now the Good News. Session Chair: Daria Snider, Madrone Ecological Consulting

   

Poster Session

Below are links to many of the posters presented at the symposium. Poster abstracts can be found in the Symposium Program starting on Page 22, listed alphabetically by presenting author name.

 

Thank you to the 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.