Celebrating and conserving the ecological richness of California's grasslands

We Reached our $20,000 Year-End Donation Drive Goal! 
We are grateful for your generous donations which have been matched dollar-for-dollar. 
Thank you donors and Victor Schaff for his $10,000 matching funds donation. 

Photo: S & S Seeds founder Victor Schaff and his daughter, S & S Manager Jody Miller. Photo by Joshua Curry


Events Calendar and Registration

CNGA offers an array of workshops, field days, and trips related to California's iconic native grasslands.    Questions? Email us at admin@cnga.org or call (530) 902-6009. 

Registration is Open! 

CNGA Field Day at Hedgerow Farms, March 31, 2023

We will meet in person at Hedgerow Farms in Winters for hay rides through the beautiful fields, informal presentations, food and fun! 

GRASS Speaker Series Fall 2022 - Free to CNGA Members!

Members can now watch recordings of the 2021 GRASS Award Speaker Series presentations.

  • First sign in as a member and then follow this link: 

Watch GRASS Recordings

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Current Events

    • Friday, March 31, 2023
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Hedgerow Farms, 21905 Co Rd 88, Winters, CA 95694
    • 149
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    CNGA's 15th Annual Field Day and Return to Hedgerow Farms!

    Community Supporting Grasslands/Grasslands Supporting Community

    Friday, March 31, 2023

    21905 County Rd 88, Winters, CA 95694

    8:00 am Check in and refreshments

    Program 8:45 am to 4:00 pm 


    Join on our return to Hedgerow Farms for an updated, restyled, unique experience!

    • CNGA Members: $95
    • Non-Members: $130
    • Students (with ID): $45

    Morning refreshments sponsored by: Delta Bluegrass Co.

    Lunch sponsored by: Hedgerow Farms & Pacific Coast Seed

    Bring a water bottle and comfortable clothing for outdoor activities.

    We've kept the best from the past but with a new twist. You will still enjoy hay rides and walking tours within the incredible grassland habitats and native plant production fields at Hedgerow Farms. A remarkable array of speakers will bring us news on grassland research and our community theme.

    STAGE AND TOUR SPEAKERS 

    Vic Claassen, Soil Scientist, UC Davis Department of Land, Air & Water Resources 

    Jessa Kay Cruz, Xerces Society, Senior Pollinator Conservation Specialist 

    Valerie Eviner, Professor, UC Davis Department of Plant Sciences

    Sarah Gaffney, Restoration Ecologist, River Partners and CNGA Secretary

    Rachael Long, Farm Advisor, UC Cooperative Extension

    Justin Luong, USDA Postdoctoral Scholar, UC Davis Department of Plant Sciences

    Tanya Meyer, Senior Program Manager, Yolo County RCD

    Jeanne Wirka, Ecologist, Center for Land-Based Learning


    HAY RIDE AND TOUR LEADERS

    Chad Aakre, Senior Ecologist, Westervelt Ecological Services and CNGA Conservation Committee Chair

    Andrew Fulks, Assistant Director, UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden

    JP Marie, Manager, UC Davis Putah Creek Riparian Reserve and CNGA President

    Chris Rose,  Executive Director, Solano RCD

    Bryan Young,  Natural Resource Supervisor, Sacramento Regional County Sanitation District

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    Many Thanks to Our Sponsors!

     

     



Past Events

Tuesday, December 06, 2022 CNGA GRASS Award Speaker Series: Chavez-Velasco & Noland
Tuesday, November 15, 2022 CNGA GRASS Award Speaker Series: Rebecca Nelson, UC Davis
Tuesday, November 08, 2022 CNGA GRASS Award Speaker Series: Nora Bales, Cal Poly SLO
Tuesday, November 01, 2022 CNGA GRASS Award Speaker Series: Leila Wahab, UC Merced
Tuesday, October 25, 2022 CNGA GRASS Award Speaker Series: Roisin Murphy-Deák
Tuesday, October 04, 2022 CNGA GRASS Award Speaker Series: Robert Fitch
Tuesday, September 27, 2022 CNGA GRASS Award Speaker Series: Suzanne Ou and Raphaela Floreani Buzbee
Wednesday, September 21, 2022 Landscaping with Nature: Habitat Gardening with Natives in the Built Environment
Tuesday, September 20, 2022 CNGA 2022 GRASS Award Speaker Series: Joanna Tang, Vernal Pool Restoration in South Coast Grasslands
Saturday, May 28, 2022 2022 Field Trip Series: Mitsui Ranch, Sonoma Mountain
Saturday, May 21, 2022 2022 Field Trip Series: Pepperwood Preserve, Sonoma County
Friday, May 06, 2022 2022 Field Trip Series: River Partners Dos Rios Ranch Preserve
Friday, June 11, 2021 CNGA's 14th Annual Field Day at Hedgerow Farms-Online Event!
Tuesday, October 27, 2020 Cal-IPC Symposium 2020 - Recovery & Resilience
Tuesday, September 01, 2020 SERCAL Conference 2020 -Shedding Light in Challenging Times
Thursday, August 27, 2020 Landscaping with Nature Online Workshop
Friday, July 10, 2020 CNGA Virtual Online Field Day at Hedgerow Farms
Tuesday, October 15, 2019 Grassland Session at Cal-IPC Symposium in Riverside
Friday, July 19, 2019 Nuts & Bolts of Restoration and Revegetation: Using Grasses and Graminoids
Saturday, May 18, 2019 Identifying and Appreciating the Native and Naturalized Grasses of California - Pepperwood Preserve
Friday, May 10, 2019 Grassland Vegetation Monitoring, Methods, and Techniques
Friday, April 26, 2019 12th Annual CNGA Field Day at Hedgerow Farms
Friday, April 12, 2019 Identifying and Appreciating the Native and Naturalized Grasses of California, SERCAL Santa Barbara
Wednesday, January 30, 2019 Planned Grazing: How to Grow Soil, Grassland Health & Profit
Wednesday, November 07, 2018 Cal-IPC Symposium - Biodiversity: Expanding Our Vision
Friday, November 02, 2018 Introduction to Grasslands Soils, Yolo County
Friday, October 19, 2018 Introduction to Grasslands Soils, Sonoma County
Saturday, June 02, 2018 Identifying and Appreciating the Native and Naturalized Grasses of California - Oakland
Saturday, May 19, 2018 Identifying and Appreciating the Native and Naturalized Grasses of California - Marin
Wednesday, May 09, 2018 SERCAL 2018 - Restoration of Native Grassland Ecosystems
Friday, April 20, 2018 11th Annual CNGA Field Day at Hedgerow Farms
Tuesday, March 06, 2018 Landscaping with Nature
Thursday, February 01, 2018 Grasslands and Prairies Conference Session at 2018 CNPS Conservation Conference
Wednesday, January 31, 2018 Grass ID Workshop at the 2018 CNPS Conservation Conference in Los Angeles
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 Grassland Session at Cal-IPC Symposium in Palm Springs
Friday, October 20, 2017 October 20 - Field Practices: Hands-on Restoration Implementation and Maintenance
Friday, July 21, 2017 Nuts & Bolts of Restoration and Revegetation: Using Grasses and Graminoids
Saturday, July 15, 2017 Apps and Snaps: Smartphone, Camera, and Online Technology for Grassland Plant Mapping, Tracking, and Identification
Saturday, May 13, 2017 Identifying and Appreciating Native and Naturalized Grasses of California: Bodega Marine Reserve
Friday, April 21, 2017 10th Annual CNGA Field Day at Hedgerow Farms
Friday, December 16, 2016 Pesticide Safety and Herbicide Use in Grassland and Riparian Restoration Projects
Thursday, December 01, 2016 Pasture Walk: Radical New Grassland Management Ideas, Bodega Bay
Thursday, October 20, 2016 CNGA Conference Session & Field Trip as part of the Natural Areas Conference at UC Davis
Wednesday, October 05, 2016 Pasture Walk: Radical New Grassland Management Ideas
Saturday, May 21, 2016 Appreciating and Identifying Native and Naturalized Grasses of California: Bodega Marine Reserve
Sunday, May 15, 2016 Appreciating and Identifying Native and Naturalized Grasses of California: Day 2 Mt. Tam Field Day
Saturday, May 14, 2016 Appreciating and Identifying Native and Naturalized Grasses of California, Day 1 Classroom
Friday, April 22, 2016 9th Annual CNGA Field Day at Hedgerow Farms
Thursday, March 10, 2016 California's New Front Yard: Creating a Low-Water Landscape, Merced Location
Thursday, February 11, 2016 California's New Front Yard: Creating a Low-Water Landscape, Santa Cruz Location
Thursday, October 29, 2015 California's New Front Yard: Creating a Low-Water Landscape, Sacramento Location
Thursday, October 01, 2015 California's New Front Yard: Creating a Low-Water Landscape, Fairfield Location
Thursday, September 17, 2015 Field Practices: Hands-on Restoration Implementation and Maintenance
Saturday, May 16, 2015 Introduction to Grass Taxonomy & Identification
Friday, April 24, 2015 8th Annual Field Day at Hedgerow Farms!
Friday, March 20, 2015 Nuts & Bolts of Restoration and Revegetation: Using Grasses and Graminoids
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 2015 Workshops - Coming Soon!
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 Planned Grazing: Build Soil, Grassland Health & Profit
Thursday, September 18, 2014 Convert Your Water-Hungry Lawn to a Drought-Tolerant Landscape. Members $25; Non-Members $30
Saturday, June 14, 2014 Introduction to Grass Taxonomy & Identification
Thursday, May 22, 2014 Native Grasses in the Built Environment
Friday, April 25, 2014 7th Annual Field Day at Hedgerow Farms
Friday, March 14, 2014 Grassland Monitoring Methods & Techniques

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