Conservation Science


Understanding our region's ecosystems and making them more resilient.

Nature Education


Furthering the eco-literacy of our community through environmental education.

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Inspiring people of all ages to become better stewards of our natural resources.


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Pepperwood Field Notes

  • Instructor Highlight: Lessa Bouchard

    New instructor Lessa Bouchard shares a bit about her background in art and teaching before her upcoming class, Making Paper from Junk Mail on March 25th, at Pepperwood.

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  • A watershed moment

    Pepperwood & SRJC Student Blog Series — Natasha Granoff, a Pepperwood Steward who participated in the Fall 2016 Natural History of Pepperwood Course, explains Pepperwood’s role in our watersheds.

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Pepperwood's mission is to advance science-based conservation
throughout our region and beyond.

Pepperwood's 3,200 acre preserve serves as a refuge for over 900 species of plants and animals. We are a San Francisco Bay Area leader in ecosystem-climate research, producing critical science to help guide our region's natural resource management and conservation planning. Pepperwood offers environmental education opportunities for all ages.