This year in Chico, while “Looking to the
Future—Conserving the Past,” the Botanical Society of
America recognizes more than 100 years of scientific achievements
in the botanical sciences and strategically plans for future advancements.
Help us celebrate our rich heritage and strengthen our collective
Plan to attend the plenary address by Betty
Smocovitis, when she highlights the history of
Peter Raven, President of the Missouri
Botanical Garden, and Edward Schneider, President
of the BSA and President/CEO of the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden,
will host a special awards ceremony to honor more than 100 scientists
who have contributed significantly to the advancement of our science
and our Society.
Chico State is located 90 miles north of Sacramento
and 174 miles northeast of San Francisco. Conference hosts will make
available special services to ensure that transportation to and from
Sacramento International Airport will be a convenient and enjoyable
part of the conference experience. Air service directly into Chico
is available when connecting through San Francisco.
Chico is a great location for Botany 2006, just
a short drive from Mt. Lassen Volcanic National Park to the north
and less than three hours away from Lake Tahoe to the east.
CSU, Chico was founded in 1887 and is the second oldest California
State University campus in the 23-campus CSU system. The 9-acre
campus features a tasteful blend of historic buildings and modern
conference facilities and amenities. Little Chico Creek flows from
the Sierra Nevada Mountains and through an arboretum that forms
the center of campus. With a student population of nearly 16,000
students from 49 states and 66 nations during the academic year,
CSU, Chico is the perfect summer location for the various activities
that will be part of Botany 2006. From exciting field trip destinations
to the beautiful campus and a lively downtown for shopping and
dining, CSU, Chico and the Chico community will make this conference
experience one of the best yet.
"From science and education to technology
and leadership, CSU, Chico has welcomed conference participants
from around the world. We look forward to welcoming you to northern
California for this annual meeting and anniversary celebration."