• Helping our community protect burned watersheds ahead of winter rains

    In the wake of another devastating wildfire season, Pepperwood’s Preserve Management team joins in the effort to help our community protect our watersheds from toxic runoff.

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  • The Grandmother Oak

    Wendy Herniman is a longtime Steward & Friend of Pepperwood. When the spring coronavirus lockdown occurred, she took to the hills of Pepperwood to work on her phenology project and to learn some of the secrets of Pepperwood’s majestic oak trees. Read her story to learn what she discovered!

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  • Riding this wave together

    In the face of uncertainty, Pepperwood is doubling down on evaluating how our environment is changing, and how our society is changing, to define how we can best move swiftly to adapt our communities to this new normal.

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  • One giant leap for biodiversity in California

    Pepperwood has joined a new coalition of organizations formed to conserve California’s biodiversity called the California Biodiversity Network. The Network is a key part of California’s strategy to preserve its biodiversity and combat the climate crisis. On October 7, California Governor Gavin Newsom issued an executive order directing the state’s Natural Resources Agency to consult with stakeholders to guide California’s climate and conservation work.

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  • Making space for Indigenous knowledge systems at Pepperwood

    Integrating Traditional Ecological Knowledge into the world of Western science can present challenges to both Indigenous and Western scientists. Many of these challenges stem from a lack of understanding, miscommunication, and resistance to accept alternative forms of research and data collection. The Native Advisory Council at Pepperwood is instrumental in helping to bridge the gap between Indigenous and Western Science.

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  • Map OneSonoma: sustainable, resilient, inclusive Sonoma County

    We have a strong community of talented individuals and teams, champions striving for a more equitable and resilient future for our kids and our grandkids. Because resilience requires expertise from organizations with varying specializations to work collectively for solutions that unite and strengthen our community.

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  • Essay: Wildfire, Like Lightning, Can Strike Twice

    “As a graduate student 30 years ago, I never could have conceived that the climate change threats, whose models then were just in development, would become a reality in my lifetime.” Lisa Micheli writes about the challenge of our age, and how to overcome it.

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  • Fire Ecology for Non-Scientists: The Fire Triangle & Fire Behavior

    What does it mean when fire science experts say “high intensity fire” or refer to “fire behavior”? Learn about the basic mechanics of wildfire, as well as associated terminology in the first post of our series Fire Ecology for Non-scientists.

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  • Progress on our post-Tubbs Fire rebuilding efforts

    Our Rising from the Ashes campaign is an opportunity to construct new facilities that will be a showcase for state-of-the-art sustainable design.

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  • Risen from the Ashes with State-of-the-Art Sustainability

    Our Rising from the Ashes campaign is an opportunity to construct new facilities that will be a showcase for state-of-the-art sustainable design.

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