• 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

  • Sentinel Site

    Tracking nature’s health indicators over time Pepperwood serves as a Watershed Sentinel Site dedicated to tracking ecosystem health over time by systematically monitoring things like weather, soil moisture, stream flow, and the diversity and vitality of local plant and animal populations. Over 80 projects onsite are run by a combination

  • TBC3 – Terrestrial Biodiversity & Climate Change Collaborative

    Pepperwood’s Terrestrial Biodiversity and Climate Change Collaborative (TBC3) is a vibrant collective of university, non-profit and government experts focused on bringing the best available science to inform climate adaptation strategies for natural resources in California’s Coast Ranges. TBC3 is co-chaired by Pepperwood and UC Berkeley. View the Fact Sheet (pdf)

  • 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.