Celebrating and conserving the ecological richness of California's grasslands

CNGA's Year-End Donation Drive Your donation will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $10,000 thanks to Victor Schaff's matching funds donation. We need your help to reach our $20,000 goal!

Every dollar is matched, help us make this $10k turn into $20k!

Collected: $4,768.75
Goal: $10,000.00

S & S Seeds founder Victor Schaff and his daughter, S & S Manager Jody Miller 

Photo by Joshua Curry

CNGA Committees

CNGA Committees help guide policy and complete projects and advocacy work. If you are interested in joining a committee, email: admin@cnga.org.

Active Committees and Committee Chairs, 2020

Executive Committee - JP Marie, President & Committee Chair

  • Develops Annual Plan and Budge
  • Assures adherence to bylaws
  • Monitors and analyzes fiscal status
  • Oversees staff operations and personnel
  • Develops policies
  • Review and approves committee work
  • Develops/evaluates fundraising plans and revenue streams
  • Cultivates relationships with donors

Grasslands Editorial Committee - Whitney Brim-Deforest, Editor; Michelle Halbur, Committee Chair

  • Solicits submissions for Grasslands
  • Establishes themes for each issue
  • Reviews submissions and recommends modification or editing as needed

Workshop Committee - Emily Allen, Committee Chair

  • Reviews and approves workshop curriculum and materials
  • Establishes and maintains policy for distribution of all workshop materials to the public
  • Plans workshop logistics
  • Leads development of new workshops

Conservation Advocacy Committee - Chad Aakre, Committee Chair

  • Develops and evaluates opportunities for conservation-oriented projects
  • Leads advocacy for legislation and mandates promoting native grass/grasslands conservation
  • Reviews information and current thought pertaining to conservation issues

Development & Outreach Committee - Billy Krimmel, Committee Chair

  • Conducts general outreach
  • Researches grants
  • Suggests fundraising objectives for Board approval
  • Membership Outreach
  • Web page and Internet Outreach
  • Research/Science Committee
  • Outreach to University faculty and students

Research & Science Committee -- Sarah Gaffney, Committee Chair

  • Stays current on grassland research
  • Facilitates public access to research-related information
  • Provides content review of information disseminated through CNGA programs

Education and Information Committee -- Leticia Morris, Committee Chair

    • Develops grassland-related curriculum for use by educators based on California Standards
    • Reviews & evaluates existing on-line grassland-related lessons for use in the curriculum
    • Designs original grassland-related lessons

      GRASS Scholarship Committee -- Michele Hammond, Committee Chair

      • Develops grant criteria
      • Organizes outreach to solicit applications and funding
      • Reviews submissions and selects recipients 

      Nominating & Board Evaluation Committee - Ad Hoc, formed in August

      • Plans for recruitment to meet specific Board needs
      • Develops self-assessment tools for annual Board review
      • Creates a Board development plan to be implemented year-round

      California Native Grasslands Association  is a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Organization. 

      This organization does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, disability, national or ethnic origin, or sexual orientation.

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