Projects

  • Post-fire Restoration of Coast Range Headwaters

    Post-fire Restoration of Coast Range Headwaters Pepperwood is demonstrating a model for post-fire watershed restoration directly applicable to many California habitats. Our goal is to shape and share ecologically-appropriate ways to reduce hazardous fuel loads to help minimize the impacts of catastrophic wildfires. In 2019 Pepperwood launched a three-year effort

  • Barnhart Herbarium

    Volunteers play a major role in growing Pepperwood’s Stephen J. Barnhart Herbarium, which provides documentation of the vascular plants found across the preserve. In addition, the collection of non-vascular plant species such as mosses and liverworts as well as lichens and fungi began in 2013. These collections provide an important

  • Stephen J. Barnhart Herbarium Internship (SRJC)

    Pepperwood is pleased to partner with the Santa Rosa Junior College (SRJC) to host the Stephen J. Barnhart Herbarium SRJC Internship at Pepperwood (Barnhart Internship). Each year, the Barnhart intern will be selected to participate in a unique opportunity to design and implement an applied ecology research project at Pepperwood,

  • Breeding Bird Survey

    Initiated in 2007, the annual Pepperwood Breeding Bird Survey is conducted three times during the April to June breeding season. Two of the four monitoring transects have significant grassland habitat. Volunteers play an integral role in this study of local bird species, generating data essential to our understanding of how

  • Grassland Monitoring

    This is a test except for grassland monitoring.