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

Grasslands are Home to Many Species 

Grassland birds, mammals, reptiles, insects, and other living things depend on the resources grassland plants and spaces provide.

Currently over 73 grassland-associated species are listed by the state & federal Endangered Species Acts: 14 vertebrates and 59 plants, and 14 invertebrates, including 6 butterfly species (1). This count does not even include native pollinators and other grassland-dependent plants and animals experiencing sharp declines.

1. Jantz, P. A., B. F. L. Preusser, et al. 2007. Regulatory protection and conservation. In: M. R. Stromberg, J. D. Corbin, and C. M. D’Antonio [eds.]. California grasslands: ecology and management. Berkeley, CA, USA: University of California Press. p. 297–318.

Bacteria, Lichen, Fungi, and Moss

Species Spotlight: It's Alive! The Hidden Microbial Communities Encrusting Grasslands, by Brianne Palmer. Grasslands 2019 Vol 29(1): 15-17.  

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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