CONCORD, Calif. — A workshop titled Grassland Vegetation Monitoring, Methods, and Techniques will take place Friday, May 10 at 9 a.m. in Concord.
The 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, the newly acquired skills and techniques will be taken 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.
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.
An event flyer can be downloaded here.
For more information and to register online: Grassland Vegetation Monitoring, Methods, and Techniques
Should you have questions about this event, please call Diana Jeffery at 530-902-6009.
— California Native Grasslands Association
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