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Training

Monitoring grasslands for native perennial grasses - July 10

Date

Tuesday, July 10, 2007
10:00 AM - 4:00 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. Grassland ecologist and certified rangeland manager Dr. Lawrence Ford will lecture on general grassland monitoring concepts, and most 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. This workshop will take place at Cal Poly's Swanton Pacific Ranch, northern Santa Cruz County, near Davenport.

Documents and Publications

DOCUMENT AUTHOR / SOURCE
WORKSHOP MATERIALS
Agenda: Monitoring Grasslands for Native Perennial Grasses - July 10
PDF, 15KB
Elkhorn Slough Coastal Training Program

July 2007
Contact List: Monitoring grasslands for native perennial grasses - July 10
PDF, 12KB
Coastal Training Program

Monitoring Native Perennial Grasses DRAFT Handbook
PDF, 90KB
Dr. Lawrence Ford
Elkhorn Slough Coastal Training Program
2007
Native Grass Monitoring Datasheet: COVER
PDF, 20KB
Dr. Lawrence Ford
Elkhorn Slough Coastal Training Program
July 2007
Native Grass Monitoring Datasheet: DENSITY
PDF, 17KB
Dr. Lawrence Ford
Elkhorn Slough Coastal Training Program
July 2007
Native Grass Monitoring Datasheet: FREQUENCY
PDF, 24KB
Dr. Lawrence Ford
Elkhorn Slough Coastal Training Program
July 2007
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
The Measurement and Value of Plant Height in the Study of Herbaceous Vegetation
PDF, 358KB
Harold F. Heady
Ecology 38(2):313-320
April 1957
OTHER INFORMATION
Ecology and restoration of California grasslands with special emphasis on the influence of fire and grazing on native grassland species
PDF, 432KB
D’Antonio, C., Bainbridge, S., Kennedy, C., Bartolome, J., Reynolds, S.
Department of Integrative Biology, Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management, UC Berkeley
2002
Interpreting indicators of rangeland health, BLM
PDF, 5.4MB
Mike Pellant, Patrick Shaver, David A. Pyke, and Jeffrey E. Herrick
Bureau of Land Management
2000
Measuring and Monitoring Plant Populations
PDF, 5.1MB
Caryl L. Elzinga Ph.D., Daniel W. Salzer, and John W.Willoughby
Bureau of Land Management
1998
Northern Coastal Scrub and Coastal Prairie
PDF, 342KB
Lawrence D. Ford and Grey F. Hayes
UC Press: Terrestrial Vegetation of California
2007
Valley Grassland
PDF, 370KB
James Bartolome, James Barry, and Tom Griggs
UC Press: Terrestrial Vegetation of California
2007

Links

Aerial view 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

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