Founded in 1991, our mission is to promote, preserve, and restore the diversity of California's native grasses and grassland ecosystems through education, advocacy, research, and stewardship.
CNGA Organizational Goals
- Appropriate practices and techniques are used to evaluate, prepare, and plant native grasses and grasslands.
- Members of the public understand the value of native grasses and grasslands and support the goals of CNGA.
- Grasslands and other communities of which native grasses are a component are managed to benefit native grasses and associated species.
- Native grasslands are protected from conversion or degradation.
- Growers, wholesalers, and consumers of native grass seed and live plants have a clear set of purity, quality, and seed source standards that guide their actions.
- Scientific research and the results of management are readily available to guide restoration and management of native grasses and grasslands.
- Sites with restoration potential are planted with native grasses and associated species.
- Native grasses are used as appropriate in the urban landscape to benefit habitat, aesthetics, and educational values.
- CNGA has the resources including staffing, volunteers, and budget needed to effectively advance its mission.