To inspire conservation through science


A future where we understand, value, embrace, and actively protect the diversity of Earth’s natural systems for the benefit of current and future generations

Pepperwood is a leader in advancing the health of California’s land, water and wildlife.

Located in the heart of Sonoma County— a globally recognized biodiversity hotspot— Pepperwood manages a 3,200-acre biological preserve and the Dwight Center for Conservation Science. An important refuge for more than 900 species of native plants and wildlife, the preserve serves as a living laboratory hosting researchers from around the world. The Dwight Center has become a hub for ecological education and a conservation think tank.