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California's Native Grasslands

Grassland Vegetation Monitoring, Methods, and Techniques

  • Friday, May 10, 2019
  • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Contra Costa County Farm Bureau Hall, 5554 Clayton Rd., Concord
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This one-day workshop will provide a comprehensive overview of vegetation monitoring in the context of grassland habitats. During the morning session, workshop instructors will give indoor presentations on grassland ecosystems, goals and objectives for monitoring, sampling designs and in-field methods, data analysis, and use of results to inform management actions.

In the afternoon, we’ll take our newly acquired skills and techniques into the field at Diablo Foothills Regional Park, Walnut Creek.    The workshop will cover a variety of vegetation monitoring methods including: point-intercept sampling, line-intercept sampling, belt transect sampling, nested frequency sampling, relevé, and photo point monitoring.


Michele Hammond– Botanist for the East Bay Regional Park District in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties; has studied California grasslands and their ecology and management for the past 20 years. CNGA board member.

Felix Ratcliff– Rangeland Ecologist at LD Ford Rangeland Conservation Science, and Postdoctoral Scholar at UC Berkeley. CNGA board member.

Location:  Contra Costa County Farm Bureau Hall, 5554 Clayton Rd, Concord

Includes: Lunch and comprehensive workshop materials.

Afternoon Field Session: Wear field gear and prepare for heat in the afternoon field session. Bring water, sunhat, sunscreen, sturdy shoes, etc. Diablo Foothills Regional Park, Walnut Creek.

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CNGA Communicable Disease Event Policy: This event will align with the current regional health guidelines. Please bring a mask and be prepared to wear it. If you do not feel well, please do not attend.

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