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

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, 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.

    Instructors:

    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 admin@cnga.org or mail to:

    CNGA
    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. 

Past events

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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