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


Field Guide for Common California Rangeland and Pasture Plants 2016, with forage information on both natives and non-natives

Point Blue Conservation Science Tools & Guidance: Farming and Ranching 

  • Resource Portal for Prescribed Grazing and Soil Health
  • Ranch Management Tools

Livestock grazing supports native plants and songbirds in a California annual grassland. PLoS ONE 12(6), 2017: By Sasha Gennet, Erica Spotswood, Michele Hammond, James W. Bartolome.  An 8-year study in central California finds livestock grazing can be compatible with or support grassland bird conservation. --Michele Hammond is a current serving on the CNGA Board of Directors.  

Ranchers "should increase the diversity on their pastures and avoid monocultures, especially of perennial ryegrass," -Jochen Krauss.

Vikuk V, CA Young, ST Lee, P Nagabhyru, M Krischke, MJ Mueller, J Krauss. 2019. Infection Rates and Alkaloid Patterns of Different Grass Species with Systemic EpichloĆ« Endophytes. Applied and Environmental Microbiology Aug 2019, 85 (17) e00465-19; DOI: 10.1128/AEM.00465-19

James W. Bartolome, Barbara H. Allen-Diaz, Sheila Barry, Lawrence D. Ford, Michele Hammond, Peter Hopkinson, Felix Ratcliff, Sheri Spiegal, and Michael D. White "Grazing for Biodiversity in Californian Mediterranean Grasslands," Rangelands 36(5), 36-43, (1 October 2014). https://doi.org/10.2111/Rangelands-D-14-00024.1

Smith LS, S Panslasigui, E Spotswood 2020. Livestock grazing and its effects on ecosystem structure, processes, and conservation. San Francisco Estuary Institute Publication #1011.

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