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Training

Monitoring grasslands for native perennial grasses - June 7

Date

Thursday, June 7, 2007
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Swanton Pacific Ranch
Davenport
Lunch will be provided

COST: $30.00
Payable by check to Elkhorn Slough Foundation

REGISTRATION FOR THIS PROGRAM IS CLOSED


Instructor Information

Dr. Lawrence Ford
Rangeland Vegetation Ecologist
Certified Rangeland Manager

Contact

Grey Hayes
grey@elkhornslough.org
(831) 274-8700

Sponsors

Description

See also: Grasslands Monitoring and Management, Habitat RestorationBased on our survey data, a primary goal of California's grassland managers is to increase the abundance of native grasses. But, there is no widely known, scientific yet efficient way to monitor native grass abundance. This workshop is designed to answer this need. Consulting rangeland ecologist Dr. Lawrence Ford will begin the day with an introduction to general grassland monitoring concepts, and most of the rest of the day will be spent learning, using, comparing, and discussing several alternative approaches to native grass monitoring. By the end of the workshop, participants will better understand grassland monitoring in general and will gain new skills and a greater expertise in monitoring for native grasses.

Documents and Publications

DOCUMENT AUTHOR / SOURCE
WORKSHOP MATERIALS
Contact List: June 7 Monitoring for Native Grasses Workshop
PDF, 13KB
Elkhorn Slough Coastal Training Program

Coordinates for grass sampling plots
PDF, 8KB
ES CTP

Monitoring Native Perennial Grasses DRAFT Handbook
PDF, 90KB
Dr. Lawrence Ford
Elkhorn Slough Coastal Training Program
2007
Native Grass Monitoring Datasheet
PDF, 24KB
Dr. Lawrence Ford
Coastal Training Program
Native Grass Monitoring Workshop: Soils map for site
PDF, 802KB
Dr. Lawrence Ford
USDA
Native perennial grass abundance graphs from 3 sites
PDF, 24KB
Dr. Karen Holl and Dr. Grey Hayes

Swanton Pacific Ranch Aerial Photograph
JPG, 6.8MB
Swanton Pacific Ranch
Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS
Cattle Grazing Impacts on Annual Forbs and Vegetation Composition of Mesic Grasslands in California.
PDF, 185KB
Hayes, G., and K. D. Holl
Conservation Biology 17:1694-1702
2003a
Site-specific responses of native and exotic species to disturbances in a mesic grassland community.
PDF, 237KB
Hayes, G., and K. D. Holl
Applied Vegetation Science 6: 235-244
2003b

Links

Aerial photograph of workshop vicinity
http://maps.google.com/maps?ie=UTF8&hl=en&ll=37.051889,-122.224617&spn=0.130699,0.2314&t=k&z=12&om=1

NRCS Web Soil Survey
http://websoilsurvey.nrcs.usda.gov

Questions and Answers

Submit a question on this subject and we'll provide an answer. info@elkhornsloughctp.org