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.

Strategic Plan 2020-2025

With four main initiatives, we're cultivating a path to resilience for our entire community.

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Our Preserve sits within the traditional homeland of the Wappo people. We respect and honor past, present, and future generations of Wappo and their continued connection to this land. We are grateful for the opportunity to gather in this beautiful place and we give our respect to its first inhabitants.


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Pepperwood Field Notes

  • Celebrating Women (and moms) in Science

    As I write this post, I have one ear listening to my son’s kindergarten math lesson on zoom with the other tracking my two year old daughter’s mischief, and I’m ignoring the giant piles that try to distract my attention…

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  • Learning the Plants and Animals by Name

    Heide’s one of those people whose passion for the plants and animals of this place extends farther than her memory. She grew up here, and at a young age started documenting all the life around her. This passion eventually led her to Pepperwood. Read her story…

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  • Wildlife Corridors and Climate Change

    Realizing climate-wise connectivity on the ground requires both identifying and securing habitat linkages that provide climate resilience.

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