About Us

A Cooperative Association of Federal, State, Academic, Consulting, and Other Botanists in the Northern California Region

Northern California Botanists 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 Northern California Botanists (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.

Diversity Statement

The purpose of Northern California Botanists (NCB) is to increase knowledge and communication among agency, consulting, academic, and other botanists about issues concerning science, conservation, education, and professional development of Northern California botany. Just as NCB recognizes the importance of studying and understanding the diversity of plants and biological systems, we are committed to promoting and expanding a diverse and inclusive group of botanists. Our science is improved by our multiple perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences. NCB welcomes and encourages participation and membership of all professionals, students, and/or other interested individuals, regardless of race, sex, age, culture, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, national origin, physical or mental difference, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, or any intersectionality of these or other personal factors. We vigorously and proactively promote equity and reject prejudice and stereotyping in all forms whenever it is encountered in the profession.

As the main activities of our organization, we promote diversity in our board and committees; attendance, presentation, and participation at our symposia and workshops; application for and award of scholarship and stipend programs; and representation in our newsletters.


NCB By-Laws (amended August 2018)

NCB By-Laws (proposed June 2021)