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

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Thank you to our donors! 

We reached 100% of our Giving Tuesday fundraising goal of $2,000 to fund four student research projects through our newest program! 

Grassland Research Awards for Student Scholarship (GRASS). 

We are continuing our end-of-year fundraising and you may apply your donation to the scholarship fund or to all CNGA programs. You choose which. 

California grasslands are among the most endangered ecosystems in the United States. Birds and insects that rely on grasslands are among the fastest declining species in North America.

Join us in protecting California's  valuable grassland habitat. 

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Upcoming events

    • Wednesday, January 30, 2019
    • Thursday, January 31, 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • Paicines Ranch, 13388 Airline Hwy, Paicines CA
    • 5
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    Land is your life support system - sound planning means everything. Build drought and fire resilience, biodiversity, and soil carbon. Increase effective rainfall!


     Learn how to develop and implement a successful grazing plan at this two-day workshop. This powerful step-by-step grazing planning process developed by ALLAN SAVORY is good for your grass, livestock, wildlife, soil, monitoring, and especially your wallet.                                               

    • Morning sessions focus on new principles, simple tools & the planning chart; afternoons are spent outside on a working ranch.
    • Learn from people who use this grazing planning process to build soil grassland health, animal performance & profit.
    • Learn how to accelerate improvements in annual grassland, native perennial grassland, oak woodland, irrigated pasture, wetlands and stream-side habitats using livestock.
    • Learn how to stop over-grazing plants and over-resting land. Learn the power of high animal impact to create the change you want.
    • We will learn by doing. Wear sturdy walking shoes and bring your rain gear!

    Instructor: Richard King, 27 yrs. of experience practicing holistic planned grazing on his own ranch and helping others learn.  Retired from USDA-NRCS. Certified Professional Educator with both Holistic Management International and the Savory Institute.  Certified Professional with CA State Board of Forestry & Fire Protection and Society for Range Management.

    Includes: Morning refreshments and lunch each day, and course materials.

    SRM CEU credits are available.

    Download the flyer.

    Workshop Questions? Contact: Richard King at (707)769-1490 or (707) 217-2308 cell or rking1675@gmail.com. 

    • Friday, April 26, 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 21905 County Road 88, Winters CA 95694
    • 93
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    12th Annual CNGA Field Day at Hedgerow Farms

    Think Globally, Plant Locally: Restoration & Local Adaptation

    Friday, April 26, 2019

    8:45 AM - 4:00 PM - Morning refreshments start at 8 AM

    Please join us for a day of field tours, expert talks, networking, and beautiful scenery at Hedgerow Farms Inc. in Winters, CA. 

    Flyer available here - Please share with your friends and colleagues. 

    Expert Speakers:

    • Jessica Wright, Research Geneticist, U.S. Forest Service
    • Billy Krimmel, Owner, Restoration Landscaping Company, Sacramento
    • Joe Silveira, Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge Complex, U.S. Fish & Wildlife
    • Beth Leger, Associate Professor, University of Nevada, Reno

    Walking tours to view Hedgerow Farms’ seed barn, native plant nursery, seed cleaning mill, production fields, and demonstration gardens.  

    Driving tours in Hedgerow Farms’ native grass and wildflower production fields and habitat areas.


    The day begins at 8 AM with registration, coffee, a light breakfast, and viewing of displays. Talks begin at 8:45 AM and the day concludes at 4 PM.

    Contact us if you have questions at admin@cnga.org

    We hope you can join us for this fantastic event! Spaces are limited so please do not mail registrations without registering on-line first!

Special thanks to our Corporate Members: 

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Butterfly in grasslands
Photo: Jim Colema
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