"Pepperwood 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."

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


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 Field Notes

  • Pepperwood Pre-European Contact

    Did you know that the land we call Pepperwood sits within the traditional homeland of the Wappo people? Most likely, the entire North Bay region shared a cultural ecology over multiple thousands of years, which regarded habitat stewardship an ancient and sacred partnership between humans and nature…

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  • Pepperwood’s New GrizzlyCorps Fellow

    If we haven’t already met, my name is Makayla and I am Pepperwood’s new GrizzlyCorps fellow. What is GrizzlyCorps? You may ask… GrizzlyCorps is a new California-based AmeriCorps program that was developed at UC Berkeley…

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  • Recipe for Resilience

    Pepperwood is making huge advances in applied science and land stewardship. The trick is… drum roll please…. uniting science, stewardship and our community. Michael, Michelle and Devyn explain how their work intersects and integrates to create a comprehensive strategy for resilience.

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