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 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's Initiatives

Building Climate and Fire Resilience


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

Inspiring Connections with Nature

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.


Advance the health of Northern California's land, water and wildlife

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Pepperwood Field Notes

  • TBC3 turns 10 and goes virtual!

    TBC3 stands for the Terrestrial Biodiversity Climate Change Collaborative – yes, it’s kind of a mouthful, we know.  But it’s an acronym that California’s climate insiders have become familiar with since its launch in 2010. This year we held our convening virtually, and with many new faces and a suite of relevant topics, we were able to make a lot of headway on the front lines of climate change science.

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  • Home with the kids? Connect with nature for learning and stress relief

    As we face this global coronavirus pandemic together, our communities are learning to cope with major disruptions to our daily lives. These are stressful and confusing times for everyone, including our children. In this article we’ve compiled some tips and resources to help inspire you and your family to get outdoors during the current public health measures. 

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  • Information Needs for Land Stewardship in Fire-adapted Landscapes

    In order to target efforts to effectively minimize fire hazards, land managers need access to site-specific information on fire hazards, such as forest structure and fuel load, that increase an area’s vulnerability to wildfire. As part of his Masters work, Sean Reilly is conducting a study to gather perspectives from land managers on the role of information in their decision-making around land management in fire-adapted landscapes.

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