The Northern California Botanists Symposium – “Research and Conservation of Northern California’s Vegetation Communities”
January 14, 2019 - January 15, 2019
The Northern California Botanists Symposium – “Research and Conservation of Northern California’s Vegetation Communities”, will be held on January 14–15, 2019 at Bell Memorial Union on the Chico State campus.
The 2019 Symposium will attract hundreds of professional botanists, scholars, plant biologists, and students who will participate in a full schedule of peer-led sessions, poster presentations, and networking opportunities.
Session topics will provide updates and new perspectives on vegetation communities, fire, cryptic species, conservation successes, new botanical discoveries, and the importance of herbaria, emphasizing the northern part of California.
President of the Northern California Botanists, Linnea Hanson, retired from the US Forest Service, Plumas National Forest, will open the event, which will feature more than 30 presenters representing federal and state government agencies, the leading environmental consulting firms in the region, academic institutions and non-profit organizations dedicated to improving our natural resources.
The keynote speaker, Dr. Todd Keeler-Wolf, of the California Dept. of Fish and Wildlife, will present a talk on “Learning to be a Naturalist in Northern California” on Monday, January 14, following the annual Symposium banquet.
Two post-conference workshops are scheduled for Wednesday, January 15. Located on the Chico State campus, the workshops will focus on making voucher specimens and Calflora data collection tools.
Students in botany can apply for a stipend to help defray the cost of the Symposium.
To register or for more information please visit the Northern California Botanists Symposium website at www.norcalbotanists.org
About Northern California Botanists
Northern California Botanists is dedicated to establishing a forum for botanical issues in Northern California among professional botanists, students, and those with interest in the field. As a professional organization, they also provide a job forum, student scholarships, and general support for students interested in becoming professional botanists.