California Native Grasslands Association
Promoting, preserving, and restoring the diversity of California's native grasses and grassland ecosystems through education, advocacy, research, and stewardship.

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Welcome to the California Native Grasslands Association!

 California grasslands are among the most endangered ecosystems in the United States. 

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Upcoming events

    • Saturday, July 15, 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Trudeau Conference Center, Redwood Regional Park, 11500 Skyline Blvd, Oakland, CA 94619
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    CNGA Technology Workshop

    Apps and Snaps: Smartphone, Camera, and Online Technology for Grassland Plant Mapping, Tracking, and Identification

    Saturday July 15, 2017 9 am to 4 pm    

    Trudeau Conference Center, Redwood Regional Park, 11500 Skyline Blvd, Oakland, CA 94619         

    Join us for a full day of classroom and field training. With the proliferation in technology comes an increased ability to collect, share, and manage data. This workshop will focus on using iNaturalist and Calflora apps, as well as tips for taking photos to aid in later identification or photomonitoring. Technology-based tools for plant ID will also be covered. We will spend the morning in the classroom, then use our gadgets in the field after lunch, returning to the classroom to go over data upload and editing. Some experience or comfort with technology is preferred but not essential; we will focus on basic, broadly useful tools but this is not meant to be an introductory course.


    Andrea Williams – Vegetation Ecologist for Marin Municipal Water District on Mt. Tamalpais; has used Calflora and iNaturalist in citizen science botanical blitzes, and taught mapping, photo monitoring, and grass identification field courses. CNGA and Calflora board member.

    Michele Hammond – Botanist for the East Bay Regional Park District in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties; has studied California grasslands and their ecology and management for the past 20 years. CNGA board member. 

    $160 CNGA members, $190/Non-members, $95/Students with ID*

    Morning coffee and snacks along with a bag lunch are included. 

    Please note: Registration is limited to 24 participants. 

    Download a flyer here to share with your friends and colleagues or use it to register by mail.

    *Email copy of student ID to or mail to:

    P O Box 72405
    Davis CA 95616
    • Friday, July 21, 2017
    • 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Winters Fire Department Training Room, 700 Main Street, Winters
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    Register on-line, by phone, or by mail. 

    This workshop will help you plan for your fall projects. 

    This full-day classroom course is designed to acquaint landowners, land managers, agency personnel, contractors, consultants, and others with proven techniques and strategies for restoration and revegetation using native grassland species. 

    Experienced experts will cover topics including:

    • Site evaluation
    • Species selection
    • Site preparation
    • Planting techniques
    • Weed control
    • Long-term management

                At the end of the course, individuals who are planning, implementing, or managing native grassland projects should be able to apply many of the techniques and strategies learned in the course.

    Instructors: JP Marié, U.C. Davis Putah Creek Riparian Reserve; Chris Rose, Solano County RCD; Bryan Young, Sacramento Regional Wastewater - Bufferland; Patrick Reynolds, Hedgerow Farms
     Bring your own lunch or pre-order through CNGA.
    Download a flyer  to share or to register by mail. 

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Photo: Jim Coleman

We encourage you to learn more about CNGA, browse our grassland resources, and join us in supporting the iconic grasslands of California.

We also offer an exciting range of annual events including workshops, field days, and field trips that cover topics like native grass identification, ecological restoration, monitoring, nature photography, and more.

Our quarterly journal Grasslands,  features an array of research reports, general interest articles, event updates, book reviews, photo essays, workshop news, and more. The most current four issues are available to members  only; archived issues are available to all. 

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