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Pepperwood Field Notes

  • 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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  • Field Notes Blogcast: Meghan Walla Murphy on the Bear Necessities!

    Pepperwood’s second Field Notes Blogcast! Meghan Walla Murphy joined us for our latest Discover Nature Lecture back in November after the Kincade Fire. We hope you enjoy the highlights!

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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.