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

Events Calendar and Registration

CNGA offers an array of workshops, field days, and trips related to California's iconic native grasslands.    Questions? Email us at admin@cnga.org or call 530-902-6009.

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.

    Instructors:

    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:

    CNGA
    P O Box 72405
    Davis CA 95616

Past events

Saturday, May 19, 2018 Identifying and Appreciating the Native and Naturalized Grasses of California - Marin
Wednesday, May 09, 2018 SERCAL 2018 - Restoration of Native Grassland Ecosystems
Friday, April 20, 2018 11th Annual CNGA Field Day at Hedgerow Farms
Tuesday, March 06, 2018 Landscaping with Nature
Thursday, February 01, 2018 Grasslands and Prairies Conference Session at 2018 CNPS Conservation Conference
Wednesday, January 31, 2018 Grass ID Workshop at the 2018 CNPS Conservation Conference in Los Angeles
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 Grassland Session at Cal-IPC Symposium in Palm Springs
Friday, October 20, 2017 October 20 - Field Practices: Hands-on Restoration Implementation and Maintenance
Friday, July 21, 2017 Nuts & Bolts of Restoration and Revegetation: Using Grasses and Graminoids
Saturday, July 15, 2017 Apps and Snaps: Smartphone, Camera, and Online Technology for Grassland Plant Mapping, Tracking, and Identification
Saturday, May 13, 2017 Identifying and Appreciating Native and Naturalized Grasses of California: Bodega Marine Reserve
Friday, April 21, 2017 10th Annual CNGA Field Day at Hedgerow Farms
Friday, December 16, 2016 Pesticide Safety and Herbicide Use in Grassland and Riparian Restoration Projects
Thursday, December 01, 2016 Pasture Walk: Radical New Grassland Management Ideas, Bodega Bay
Thursday, October 20, 2016 CNGA Conference Session & Field Trip as part of the Natural Areas Conference at UC Davis
Wednesday, October 05, 2016 Pasture Walk: Radical New Grassland Management Ideas
Saturday, May 21, 2016 Appreciating and Identifying Native and Naturalized Grasses of California: Bodega Marine Reserve
Sunday, May 15, 2016 Appreciating and Identifying Native and Naturalized Grasses of California: Day 2 Mt. Tam Field Day
Saturday, May 14, 2016 Appreciating and Identifying Native and Naturalized Grasses of California, Day 1 Classroom
Friday, April 22, 2016 9th Annual CNGA Field Day at Hedgerow Farms
Thursday, March 10, 2016 California's New Front Yard: Creating a Low-Water Landscape, Merced Location
Thursday, February 11, 2016 California's New Front Yard: Creating a Low-Water Landscape, Santa Cruz Location
Thursday, October 29, 2015 California's New Front Yard: Creating a Low-Water Landscape, Sacramento Location
Thursday, October 01, 2015 California's New Front Yard: Creating a Low-Water Landscape, Fairfield Location
Thursday, September 17, 2015 Field Practices: Hands-on Restoration Implementation and Maintenance
Saturday, May 16, 2015 Introduction to Grass Taxonomy & Identification
Friday, April 24, 2015 8th Annual Field Day at Hedgerow Farms!
Friday, March 20, 2015 Nuts & Bolts of Restoration and Revegetation: Using Grasses and Graminoids
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 2015 Workshops - Coming Soon!
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 Planned Grazing: Build Soil, Grassland Health & Profit
Thursday, September 18, 2014 Convert Your Water-Hungry Lawn to a Drought-Tolerant Landscape. Members $25; Non-Members $30
Saturday, June 14, 2014 Introduction to Grass Taxonomy & Identification
Thursday, May 22, 2014 Native Grasses in the Built Environment
Friday, April 25, 2014 7th Annual Field Day at Hedgerow Farms
Friday, March 14, 2014 Grassland Monitoring Methods & Techniques
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