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

Current Grassland Research & Publications

Research Articles

Livestock grazing supports native plants and songbirds in a California annual grassland. PLoS ONE 12(6) (June 14, 2017) : e0176367.  By Sasha Gennet, Erica Spotswood,, Michele Hammond, James W. Bartolome.  

An 8-year study in central California finds livestock grazing can be compatible with or support grassland bird conservation. 

The economic value of grassland species for carbon storage. Science Advances. 05 APR 2017: E1601880. By Bruce A. Hungate, Edward B. Barbier, Amy W. Ando, Samuel P. Marks, Peter B. Reich, Natasja Van Gestel, David Tilman, Johannes M. H. Knops, David U. Hooper, Bradley J. Butterfield, Bradley J. Cardinale

Biodiversity confers economic value by enhancing carbon storage in grasslands, an economic argument for biodiversity conservation.


Restoration manual for annual grassland systems in California. University of California ANR Publication 8575. June 2017. By Elise Gornis and Julea Shaw. 

Techniques to provide general direction to effectively improve grassland conditions in monetary and logistically feasible ways. Developed for practitioners of any experience level to inform grassland restoration, design and application. 

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