"Pepperwood's reserve 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."

Authored by Clint McKay (Dry Creek Pomo, Wappo, Wintun)


Pepperwood's 3,200 acre reserve 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

  • Lisa Micheli’s Leadership & Legacy

    Lisa Micheli’s fifteen year legacy as Pepperwood’s leader: “I stand by to serve as a champion and ally in this new chapter, promoting Pepperwood worldwide as a demonstration site for science- and community-based climate resilience…

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  • Magnificent Mosses

    It’s springtime, and that means we get to see a beautiful array of vibrant green all around us. This annual greening is made up of all sorts of plants and lichens but one of the most splendid and archaic of this green wall is made up of Bryophyta, or mosses.

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  • A Word from Pepperwood’s Acting Executive Director

    Margaret Boeger steps into the role of Acting Executive Director: “My destiny was intertwined with Pepperwood from the moment I set foot on the land. It is a blessing I’d wish for every child in our community: that Pepperwood be an integral part of their youth….

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  • Pepperwood Preserves: Jam Sessions at Pepperwood

    When Judith Fenley first learned of the existence of Pepperwood’s homestead fruit trees, there kindled in her a desire to jam their fruits. It amazed her that at over one hundred twenty-five years old, these fig and pear trees were still fruiting… and thriving! Judith’s goal was to nurture these trees and to share with others the process of turning their fruits into delicious jams and preserves.

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