Conservation Science


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

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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

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    Instructor Highlight – Dr. Michael Papaik

    In addition to being an amazing Pepperwood Steward, Dr. Michael Papaik is a master orienteering instructor who is teaching a two-day workshop at Pepperwood November 19-20th.

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    From College to Career

    Preserve Ecologist Michelle Halbur shares the value of internships to her career, and explains some of the opportunities available for students at Pepperwood.

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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.