Welcome to the California Native Grasslands Association
Celebrating and conserving the ecological richness of California's grasslands

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Big Day of Giving 2018 

Thank you to all of our supporters who donated to CNGA on Big Day of Giving.

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 California grasslands are among the most endangered ecosystems in the United States. Birds and insects that rely on grasslands are among the fastest declining species in North America. 

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Upcoming events

    • Saturday, June 02, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Trudeau Conference Center, Redwood Regional Park, 11500 Skyline Blvd, Oakland, CA 94619
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    CNGA Grass ID Workshop - Oakland

    Identifying and Appreciating the Native and Naturalized Grasses of California

    Saturday June 2, 2018  9 am to 5 pm    

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

    Grasses are fun and challenging to identify! Build your skills:

    • Understand California’s grassland ecology
    • Familiarize yourself with grass-specific terminology
    • Identify grasses by using The Jepson Manual, 2nd ed. dichotomous key
    • Recognize the basic groups and common species
    • Build a “collection” of identified samples

    A class syllabus, 10x hand lenses, and basic keys from the Jepson Manual website provided. In the afternoon we will wander in adjacent serpentine prairie and annual grasslands to see grasses in the field and round out this full day of learning.


    Andrea Williams – Vegetation Ecologist for Marin Municipal Water District on Mt. Tamalpais; has taught mapping, photo monitoring, and grass identification field courses. CNGA 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. 

    Felix Ratcliff– Rangeland ecologist and postdoctoral scholar at UC Berkeley. 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 30 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 admin@cnga.org or mail to:

    P O Box 72405
    Davis CA 95616

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