Posted by: Sandy Steinman | February 24, 2011

California Native Grasslands Association and Workshops

The  Mission of the California Native Grasslands Association  is “to promote, preserve, and restore the diversity of California’s native grasses and grassland ecosystems through education, advocacy, research, and stewardship.”   California has over 300 native grasses.  Native grasses provide many benefits including  filtering pollutants out of water, providing a long food season for wild and domesticated animals, helping stabilize soils and are drought-tolerant.    Our native grasses have seen a significant decline due to intensive cultivation, uncontrolled grazing, urban development of native habitat, fire suppression, and  invasive, alien plants. Part of the association’s program is to offer a series of educational workshops including how to identify and monitor native grasses.  To learn more about native grasses go to: California Native Grass lands Association .  To see the upcoming workshop schedule go to: CNGA Workshop Signup | CNGA.

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