Northern California Botanists
A Cooperative Association of Federal, State, Academic, Consulting, and other Botanists in the Northern California Region
Northern California Botanists (NCB) is an organization with the purpose of increasing knowledge about botanical issues concerning science, conservation, education, and professional development. Our primary objectives are to establish a communication forum via occasional meetings, scholarship funds for student research and special projects related to botanical problems and exploration in northern California, a job forum, and symposia that focus on the botany of northern California.
The geographic range for defining the NCB are of interest for symposia presentations, associated workshops, and 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 scholarships. NCB welcomes members from all areas.
Our botanical symposium is held every January at CSU Chico, and has included a reception, banquet, keynote speaker, presentations, and workshops. View upcoming and past events here.
We provide competitive botany and plant ecology scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students attending a college or university. View them here.
We produce a semi-annual newsletter Botanical Leaflets. We invite members to submit articles relating to botany in the north state. Over two-dozen issues are online.