Pepperwood's mission is to inspire conservation
through science.

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

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Pepperwood Field Notes

  • Riding this wave together

    In the face of uncertainty, Pepperwood is doubling down on evaluating how our environment is changing, and how our society is changing, to define how we can best move swiftly to adapt our communities to this new normal.

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  • Making space for Indigenous knowledge systems at Pepperwood

    Integrating Traditional Ecological Knowledge into the world of Western science can present challenges to both Indigenous and Western scientists. Many of these challenges stem from a lack of understanding, miscommunication, and resistance to accept alternative forms of research and data collection. The Native Advisory Council at Pepperwood is instrumental in helping to bridge the gap between Indigenous and Western Science.

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  • Map OneSonoma: sustainable, resilient, inclusive Sonoma County

    We have a strong community of talented individuals and teams, champions striving for a more equitable and resilient future for our kids and our grandkids. Because resilience requires expertise from organizations with varying specializations to work collectively for solutions that unite and strengthen our community.

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