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

Upcoming events

    • Tuesday, September 01, 2020
    • (PDT)
    • Monday, September 28, 2020
    • (PDT)
    • Zoom event - Go to SERCAL website for information

    The SERCAL conference will be online every Tuesday and Thursday in September. Join us for the grasslands session, "Management perspectives and local adaptations.

    Registration will be through SERCAL. Visit www.sercal.org

    SERCAL's Virtual Conference, Shedding Light in Challenging Times

    SERCAL Virtual Conference - Tuesday & Thursday afternoons throughout September.

    SERCAL's program includes two Grassland Sessions, one this week and another in 2 weeks. See Grassland Session schedules below. 

    View the entire SERCAL program here

    Registration is through SERCALRegister for the entire conference or for individual session. 


    Thursday September 3rd — Grassland Ecosystems, Part 1

    Session Chair: JP Marié - California Native Grasslands Association and UC Davis

    1:00 Session Welcome

    1:10 Taraneh Emam - "Translocation" of mature needlegrass: It works!

    1:25 Sarah Gaffney - Temporal Priority Leads to Native Grass Resistance of Noxious Weeds

    1:45 Christopher Hart - A Partnership to Manage Coastal Grasslands Using Goats

    2:05 Julia Michaels - Grazing Affects Vegetation Diversity and Heterogeneity in California Vernal Pools

    2:25 Brianne Palmer - Vegetation and Biological Soil Crust Communities Differ in Resilience to Grassland Fires

    2:45 Session Closes


    Thursday September 17th — Grassland Ecosystems, Part 2

    Session Chair: JP Marié - California Native Grasslands Association and UC Davis

    1:00 Session Welcome

    1:10 Justin Luong - Understanding Grassland Restoration Outcomes with Functional Traits

    1:30 Erin McDermott - Restoration of Rare Plant and Serpentine Grassland Habitat: Utility Infrastructure, Soils and Endemic Biodiversity

    1:50 Angie Harbin - Re-Establishment of Threatened Otay Tarplant Population in San Diego County

    2:10 Ben Drescher - Composition of Broadcast Seed May Determine Loss to Granivores

    2:30 Jake Schweitzer - Captive Propagation and Reintroduction of Large-flowered Fiddleneck (Amsinckia grandiflora)

    2:50 Travis Stoakley - Impacts of Gophers and Drought on California Grassland Restoration Success

    3:10 Elizabeth Reikowski - Targeted Gazing: A Promising Tool for Grassland Management and Restoration

    3:30 Madeline Nolan - The Impact of Extreme Drought on Grassland Restoration in Southern California

    3:50 Session Closes






    • Thursday, September 10, 2020
    • 8:30 AM (PDT)
    • Saturday, October 31, 2020
    • 2:30 PM (PDT)
    • We will send you the link upon completion of registration.
    Register

    Landscaping with Nature: Engaging with Evolutionary Ecology in Your Native Garden 

    Recorded talks & supporting materials available on-line

    This highly acclaimed workshop from August 2020, is suitable for landscape professionals and anyone interested in maximizing habitat values in their landscaping. Expert instructors present cutting-edge methods of design, installation, management, and maintenance including site evaluation, plant selection, evolutionary interactions, habitat features, and planting best practices to create a wildlife-friendly landscape. 

    Here are the titles and instructors for the recorded presentations: 

    • Site Evaluations, Habitat Features and Species Selection when Designing with Nature - Pat Reynolds, General Manager, Hedgerow Farms, Winters
    • Living Landscapes - Designing Native Plant Gardens That Attract Wildlife and Still Look Good - Haven Kiers,  Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture, Dept. of Human Ecology, UC Davis 
    • Designing Habitats to Benefits Native Bee - Forage and Beyond - Neal Williams, Professor of Pollination Ecology, Dept. of Entomology, UC Davis
    • Maximizing Habitat for Birds and Other Wildlife Species in Landscapes - John Sterling, Ornithologist, Sterling Wildlife Biology
    • Conservation and Coevolution - Making the Case That Natives Add Value - Billy Krimmel, Miridae Landscaping Company, Sacramento



    Contact us if you have questions at admin@cnga.org or (530) 902-6009.

    We hope you enjoy these presentations. 

    Sponsored by: Delta Bluegrass Co., Miridae Landscape Co., The Watershed Nursery, Hedgerow Farms, Inc. 

    Landscape photos by Saxon Holt. Bee and Clarkia photo by Pat Reynolds. 

    • Tuesday, October 27, 2020
    • (PDT)
    • Friday, October 30, 2020
    • (PDT)
    • Zoom event - Go to the Cal-IPC website for information


    Cal-IPC 2020 Symposium Online: Recovery and Resilience October 17 - 30, 2020

    Don't miss the grassland-related sessions on October 29th including:

    • CNGA's Grassland Session  - Invasive Plant Management in Grasslands 
    • Managing Invasive Grasses 

    View the preliminary program here

    Registration will be through Cal-IPC https://www.cal-ipc.org/resources/symposium/




Past events

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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