Conservation Science


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

Nature Education


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

Community Building


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


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Pepperwood Field Notes

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    A morning of TeenNat

    Follow our TeenNat interns through a morning exploration in the field and see how their senses are opening to the natural world around them.

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    “It’s too darn hot!”

    Pepperwood’s Education Director Sandi Funke offers a few of her favorite nearby locales to escape the summer heat in her latest blog post.

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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.