Celebrating and conserving the ecological richness of California's grasslands

On-Demand Recordings of CNGA's 14th Annual Field Day at Hedgerow Farms

  • Wednesday, June 01, 2022
  • 8:30 AM
  • Saturday, December 31, 2022
  • 3:30 PM
  • Website link sent upon confirmation of registration.


  • Member fee for virtual Field Day
  • Non-Member fee for On-Demand Field Day
  • Student fee for On-Demand Field Day. Please email a copy of your student ID to admin@cnga.org.


CNGA's 14th Annual Field Day at Hedgerow Farms

Sowing the Seeds of Grassland Restoration:

CNGA’s 30th Anniversary Celebration

Recordings and Materials from the Webinar Event Presented on June 11, 2021

CNGA and Hedgerow Farms partnered for the 14th year  to offer this opportunity to learn new perspectives on grassland restoration and practice in California’s spectacular native grasslands. In these on-demand recordings of the June 11, 2021 event, we take you through the restoration process: from wildland seed collection through farm production to tours of restored field sites. See full agenda here.

Follow the life of a seed from wildland seed collection to farm production

  • Seed collection with Jeff Quiter, Hedgerow Farms; Tanya Meyer, Yolo Co. RCD
  • Farm production: planting harvesting, processing with Pat Reynolds, CNGA,  Bryan Young, Sacramento Regional Co. Sanitation District, Chris Rose, Solano RCD

Seeds of restoration: Where are they now? Tour the state with virtual “show and tell” site visits and presentations

  • Vic Claassen, Soil Scientist, UC Davis Department of Land, Air and Water Resources
  • Valerie Eviner, Professor, Department of Plant Sciences, UC Davis
  • Southern California with Robert Freese, Irvine Ranch Conservancy/Orange County Parks, Megan Lulow, UC Irvine, Collin Raff, Irvine Ranch Conservancy
  • Pepperwood Preserve, Sonoma County with Michelle Halbur, Preserve Ecologist
  • A look at a native grassland meadow for a residential landscape five years after install with Billy Krimmel, Founder and President, Miridae Landscape Architecture and Construction
  • Russell Ranch Restoration, UC Davis, Yolo County with JP Marié, Manager, UC Davis Putah Creek Marine Reserve
  • Dos Rios Ranch, with Stephen Sheppard, River Partners

Short talks by CNGA Leaders, past and present

  • Perspectives on the past and future of grasslands conservation and restoration

Here are a few reviews of Field Day from our attendees

  • I now know every step of the native grass restoration process. I learned about the importance of healthy soils, plant diversity, planting to adapt for drought, holistic grazing's effects among many things. California grasslands are great!
  • I manage a mitigation program, so I don't necessarily do restoration work myself, but it is always helpful to understand the work of my consultants. I learned some new information and pick up a ton of resource links, which I appreciate.
  • I am a PhD student studying areas relevant to restoration, so this event gave me some further ideas of topics I could do research on and potential field sites. It was also interesting to see a mix of applied and academic perspectives.
  • While I love in-person, I can't deny that there are some nice thin things about virtual, especially the site tours at far-reaching locations!
Contact us if you have questions at admin@cnga.org

Hordeum brachyantherum (meadow barley), harvested and drying before cleaning. Photo: Hedgerow Farms, Michele Ranieri. 

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