Grassland Monitoring

Citizen-Science-Grassland-MonitoringMonitoring the impacts of management actions is essential to understand how they affect the preserve’s biological resources, and will allow us to evaluate the success of our management practices. Current monitoring projects include the following.

Each spring, Pepperwood’s research staff and volunteers conduct a survey of plant species composition at 25 transects located in Pepperwood’s grasslands. Data generated helps us understand the impacts of weather on grass species, and also allows us to evaluate the impacts of management practices including our cattle grazing program.

Contact: Preserve Manager, Michael Gillogly –