Bodega Reserve Grass Identification Workshop

Join CNGA for a 1-day classroom and field workshop at the beautiful Bodega Marine Reserve and Laboratory! Morning will be spent in the classroom with plant samples and 10x hand lenses, and in the afternoon attendees will explore all the Reserve has to offer in native and naturalized grass species. We will learn about California’s grassland ecology and become skilled at recognizing the basic groups and common species by working with plant samples in the classroom. We will use the artificial key methodology focusing on the important distinguishing traits of a variety of grass species as presented in The Jepson Manual, second edition. A class syllabus and basic keys from the Jepson Manual website will be provided.  An afternoon field tour on the Bodega Marine Reserve will round out this full day of learning.  Morning coffee and snacks along with a bag lunch are included.

Instructor: Michelle Cooper, Stewardship Manager, Marin Agricultural Land Trust, joined MALT in 2013
and manages MALT’s stewardship program. Prior to joining MALT, she served as land steward at the University of California-Bodega Marine Reserve where she managed upland portions of the Reserve and conducted grassland restoration research projects. Michelle is serving her second term on the CNGA Board of Directors.
Cost:  CNGA Members $160.00; Non-Members $180.00; Students $95.00