Celebrating and conserving the ecological richness of California's grasslands

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. Cancellation policy

CNGA Workshops 

Coming Next Year - Check back for details

Landscaping with Nature

CNGA's 13th Annual Field Day at Hedgerow Farms - April 17, 2020

Grassland Monitoring Methods and Techniques

Identifying and Appreciating the Native and Naturalized Grasses of California

Introduction to Grassland Soils

Field Identification and Appreciation of Tarweeds of California

Planned grazing: How to Grow Soil, Grassland Health, and Profit

Pasture Walk: Field Indicators of Healthy Grasslands

Upcoming events

    • Tuesday, October 15, 2019
    • Friday, October 18, 2019
    • Riverside Convention Center

    Join us for the Grasslands Management Session at the Cal-IPC Symposium in Riverside, October 15-18

    Evolving Management Perspectives in a Changing World

    CNGA will host the “Grassland Management” session at the symposium. Speakers from around the state will discuss their grassland research. 

    Grassland Management Session Topics and Speakers:

    • Investigating the effects of small mammals and plant competition on native and exotic species within annual grassland communities. Lachlan Charles, UC Riverside
    • Project 467: Restoring and enhancing native plant diversity and the coefficient of beauty at Edgewood Natural Preserve. Stuart Weiss, Creekside Science
    • Do Oncosiphon piluliferum soil legacy effects post-removal inhibit restoration success? Stuart Schwab, UC Riverside

    Location: Riverside Convention Center in Downtown Riverside

    Registration & Program: Conference registration fees, on-line registration and Conference Program at http://cal-ipc.org/symposia/


    • Friday, April 17, 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 21905 County Road 88, Winters CA 95694
    • 100

    13th Annual CNGA Field Day at Hedgerow Farms

    Think Globally, Plant Locally: Restoration & Local Adaptation

    Friday, April 17, 2020

    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. 

    Expert Speakers

      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!

    Past events

    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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