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

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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.

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Upcoming events

    • Friday, April 12, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Santa Barbara Veterans Memorial Building, Ocean View Room

    Friday CNGA Workshop — Grass ID: Identifying and Appreciating the Native and Naturalized Grasses of California at SERCAL 2019, Santa Barbara.

    CNGA is pleased to partner with SERCAL for our signature grass ID workshop.

    Registration is through SERCAL

     All net proceeds will go to CNGA.

    We will spend the morning inside with classroom instruction with an afternoon in the field. Lunch is on your own  (bring a lunch or walk to beautiful downtown Santa Barbara),

    The goal of this workshop is to give botanists, resource and range professionals, ecologists, as well as interested landscape professionals and home gardeners, the confidence and skills to key an unfamiliar grass, and recognize key characteristics and groupings. First, a brief introduction to the ecological history of California grasslands will be offered, followed by a summary of the current status of this valuable resource with respect to weed invasion, restoration, and land use. Although participants should have a basic understanding of dichotomous keys and plant anatomy, they will be introduced to the grass key found in the 2nd Edition of The Jepson Manual (Eds. Baldwin et al.), as well as online resources for assistance in keying.

    Participants will receive key excerpts and supplies to create reference specimens.

    Taught by CNGA Board President Andrea Williams, a Vegetation Ecologist for Marin Municipal Water District on Mt. Tamalpais. She has worked in coastal grasslands from Northern California to Oregon off and on for 25 years. 

    • Friday, April 26, 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 21905 County Road 88, Winters CA 95694
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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
    • Bill Krimmel, Owner, Restoration Landscaping Company, Sacramento
    • Joe Silveira, Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge Complex, U.S. Fish & Wildlife
    • Elizabeth Leger, Associate Professor, University of Nevada, Reno
    • Valerie Eviner, Department of Plant Sciences, UC Davis
    • Rachael Long, Farm Advisor, UC Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
    • Neal Williams, Department of Entomology, UC Davis

      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!

      • Friday, May 10, 2019
      • Contra Costa County Farm Bureau Hall, 5554 Clayton Rd Ste 1 Concord

      Save the Date!  More details to come. 

    Special thanks to our Corporate Members: 

    Visit our Corporate and Associate Members Page


    Butterfly in grasslands
    Photo: Jim Colema
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