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

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Furthering the eco-literacy of our community through environmental education.

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Pepperwood Field Notes

  • Wonderful Watery Worlds

    Education Director Sandi Funke introduces you to Pepperwood’s natural, seasonal Turtle Pond and a couple of the creatures that live there in advance of our May 12, 2018 Water World class of insect exploration.

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  • Intern Experience – Paulina Hernandez

    Former Conservation Science Intern Paulina Hernandez from the Santa Rosa Junior College tells you about her experience and what a typical day as an intern at Pepperwood is like.

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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.