Conservation Science


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

Nature Education


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

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Inspiring people of all ages to become better stewards of our natural resources.


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Pepperwood Field Notes

  • Intern Experience – Omar Acosta

    Conservation Science Intern Omar Acosta from the SRJC shares his experience collecting data and exploring the nature of science at Pepperwood.

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  • Truth or Hare

    SRJC student and Pepperwood Conservation Science Intern Clarissa Chambers explains the difference betweens rabbits and hares as she investigates one of Pepperwood’s quickest furry residents—the black-tailed jackrabbit.

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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.