• Wildlife Corridors and Climate Change

    Realizing climate-wise connectivity on the ground requires both identifying and securing habitat linkages that provide climate resilience.

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  • Celebrating Black History Month

    In 2020 we saw the elevation of, and calls to action on, a number of important issues including social justice, racial equity and environmental justice. In 2021, we continue the work.

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  • Pepperwood’s Education Director Appointed as Chair of SEEC

    Margaret Boeger, Pepperwood’s Education Director, was recently appointed as the new Chairperson for SEEC, whose mission is to create vibrant, innovative collaborations that increase environmental literacy in Sonoma County’s community.  

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  • Coverboard Conversations

    Learn about Pepperwood’s “coverboard project” as part of our long term forest monitoring.

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  • Inspiring an ethic of stewardship through TeenNat

    Being a youth mentor is some of the most important work Nicole Barden does as an environmental educator at Pepperwood…

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  • How can businesses survive the climate crisis?

    Pepperwood is bringing science to bear on climate change AND business. And we need to! Watch this video by the Economist to learn more.

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  • Pepperwood: Island of Water

    Pepperwood is like an “island of water” because our upland hills store water deep in the soil and fractured bedrock. We are located at the headwater of 5 watersheds, so the actions we take to conserve and restore ecosystem health have major implications for the Russian River and surrounding communities.

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  • Our Impact in 2020

    We are in the midst of a major social and ecological transformation as we strive to adapt to our changing climate in a way that is just and humane. Despite the struggle and challenge of our times, we have been busier than ever to support nature as a resource for everyone in our community.

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  • Art in Nature’s Image

    As part of our Inspiring Connections with Nature Initiative to connect people with nature in a variety of ways, we are thrilled to showcase a new art piece from local sculptor Catherine Daley. Aurora Triad, is the sixth sculpture in her Aurora Kinetic series.

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  • Installation of the Eddy Covariance Flux Towers at Pepperwood

    One crisp winter morning, five intrepid adventurers set out on a mission to position Pepperwood’s newest Sentinel Site features: two eddy covariance flux towers standing at 71ft and weighing in at 200lbs each. For our current project the focus will be on the water vapor (H2O(g)) flux, which helps us to calculate the amount of water being utilized by our forests.

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