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Grasslands Journal Issue Archives - Open Access

Grasslands is published four times year with feature articles about native grasses, restoration, land management, current conservation efforts, and (of course) grassland habitat. We post issues here for free access one year after their print date. 

Our Four Most current Issues are Available to Members Only

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Grasslands - Fall 2018 Vol 28. No. 4          

    • Snapshot: Native Landscaping and Metapopulations
    • Monitoring Long-term Change in Coastal Prairies of the Marin Headlands
    • Visiting California Grasslands: Brushy Creek Regional Preserve
    • Species Spotlight: Narrow Manna Grass
    • Explaining the Dispersed Spatial Pattern of Peritoma arborea var. globosa





    Grasslands - Summer 2018 Vol 28. No. 3          

    • Visiting California Grasslands: Azalea hill/Pine Mountain, Marin Co.
    • CNGA's 11th Annual Field Day at Hedgerow Farms
    • Species Spotlight: Jerusalem Cricket
    • View From the Field: Invasive Annual Weeds - Problems or Symptoms? Part 2


    Grasslands - Spring 2018 Vol 28. No. 2     

    • Natural History (for a Natural Future) in  California's Grasslands
    • Species Spotlight: Loggerhead Shrike
    • Invasive Annual Weeds--Problems or Symptoms?
    • Snapshot: Springtime Observations in Your Native Garden
    • Visiting California Grasslands: Low Gap Park, Ukiah, Mendocino County

    APPENDIX: Abstracts on Grasslands from CNPS Conference, February 2018 in Los Angeles


    Grasslands Vol 28. No. 1 - Winter 2018

    Inside:

    • California's Native Perennial Grasses Provide Strong Suppression of Goatgrass and Medusahead
    • Reprint from 2008 with introduction comments from CNGA Board Members - Italian Ryegrass: A New Central California Dominant? 
    • Creating Structured Native Meadows for Landscapes


    Grasslands Vol 27, No. 4 - Fall 2017  

    Inside:

    • Re-watering Rangeland for Drought Resistance
    • Landscaping with Natives - Sticky Plants in Your Garden 
    • Species Spotlight: Western Meadowlark
    • Visit a Grassland: Point St. George
    • Progress Report: Tumbleweed on California's Central Coast


    Vol. 27. No. 3 - Summer 2017 -Special Issue - Critters in the Grasslands

    • California's Central Valley: A Winter Paradise for North America's Raptors
    • Game Species management and Economics of Hunting Enterprises in California Grasslands
    • Species Spotlight: Crab Spider
    • Announcing a new Grasslands Series: Native Landscaping Snapshots
     Vol. 27. No. 2 -  Spring 2017 Special Issue: Climate Change and Grasslands
             Appendix to Volume 27 (2)

    Feature Articles:

    • California's Drier Future: What Will it Mean for Grasslands?
    • Soil Characteristics Influence Drought Tolerance of Perennial Plants During Mediterranean Summers or Projected Climate Changes
    • Experimental Approaches to Addressing Climate Change Challenges in Prairie Restoration
    • Species Spotlight: Douglas' Meadowfoam

      Vol. 27. No. 1 - Winter 2017 

      Feature Articles:

      • Sleeping Beneath the Weeds: Unearthing California Native Seeds
      • In Search of an "Honest" Grass
      • Visit a Grassland: Jepson Prairie Preserve, Solano County

      Vol. 26. No. 4 - Fall 2016

           Supplemental materials: References and Appendix

         Feature Articles:

      • Restoring Native Coastal Prairies on California's Lost Coast
      • Seedbanks in Restored and Degraded Annual California Grasslands: Implications for Management
      • Breeding Systems and Hybridization Potential of Native Grassland Species

      Vol. 26. No.3 - Summer 2016

      Feature Articles:

      • Topography, Nitrogen and the Growth of Stipa pulchra
      • Santa Rosa Plateau Habitat Studies and Restoration Program
      • Diversifying  Revegetated Native Grassland Communities with Native Wildflowers

      Vol. 26. No.2 - Spring 2016

      Vol. 26, No. 1 - Winter 2016

      Vol. 25, No. 4 - Fall 2015

      Vol. 25, No. 3 - Summer 2015

                  Vol. 25, No. 3 - Summer 2015 Appendix A 
        Vol 25, No. 2 - Spring 2015

        Vol. 25, No. 1 - Winter 2015

        Vol. 24, No. 4 - Fall 2014

        Vol. 24, No. 3 - Summer 2014

        Vol. 24, No. 2 - Spring 2014 Special Issue:Drought Management

        Vol. 24. No. 1 - Winter 2014

        Vol. 23, No. 4 - Fall 2013

        Vol. 23, No. 3 - Summer 2013

        Vol. 23, No. 2 - Spring 2013

        Vol. 23, No. 1 - Winter 2013

        Vol. 22, No. 4 - Fall 2012

        Vol. 22, No. 3 - Summer 2012

        Vol. 22, No. 2 - Spring 2012

        Vol. 22, No. 1 - Winter 2012

        Vol. 21, No. 4 - Fall 2011

        Vol. 21, No. 3 - Summer 2011

        Vol. 21, No. 2 - Spring 2011

        Vol. 21, No. 1 - Winter 2011

        Vol. 20, No. 4 - Fall 2010 (missing pages 16  17) Feature Article- The Marin Carbon Project: Theory in Practice

        Vol 20, No. 3 - Summer 2010 (missing cover) Feature Article- An Overview of North Coast Grasses

        Vol. 20, No. 2 - Spring 2010 Feature Article- Regenerating Disturbed Soils to Sustain Vegetation by Vic Claassen & Jim Hanson

        Vol. 20, No. 1 - Winter 2010 

        Vol. 19, No. 4 - Fall 2009 Feature Article- Conservation Management of California's Coastal Prairie

        Vol. 19, No. 2 - Spring 2009 Feature Article-Italian Ryegrass: A New Central Coast Dominant? 

        Vol. 19, No. 1 - Winter 2009 Feature Article- Life Histories of Vernal Pool Annual Grasses


        Grasslands Newsletters

        October 1992 CNGA Grasslands Newsletter Feature Article- Grassland Restoration in California, by David Amme

        September 1992 CNGA Grasslands Newsletter Feature Articles-

        -Perennial Grasses for Roadside Weed Control, by Ted Adams & John Menke

        -Sampling Scheme for Germplasm Conservation & Analysis of Genetic Variation in California Native Grasses: A Suggested Strategy, by Margi Oard

        May 1992 CNGA Grasslands Newsletter Feature Article- Seeding After Wildfire in California, by David Amme & Ted Adams

        February 1992 CNGA Grasslands Newsletter Feature Article- Mycorrhizae and Restoration of Native Grasslands, by T.V. St. John

        October 1991 CNGA Grasslands Newsletter Feature Article-Grazing and Fire Management, by John W. Menke

        July 1991 CNGA Grasslands Newsletter Feature Article- Notes on Native Grasses, by Judith Lowry

        April 1991 CNGA Grasslands Newsletter Feature Article- Working with Native Perennial Grasses, by Davis Amme





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