• The Barnhart Wildflower Guide

    The wildflowers are in bloom and looking beautiful around Sonoma County right now! Check out this free guide created by long time Pepperwood Stewards Linda Barnhart and Education Director Emeritus Steve Barnhart. The Barnharts have graciously donated their guides to Pepperwood for the past two years, so that our community can enjoy identifying these local […]

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  • Changing Terminology with the Times

    Pepperwood has transitioned from using the term “citizen science” to the more inclusive term “community science” Science needs Community The word citizen was originally included in the phrase citizen science to distinguish between amateur data collectors and professional scientists. It was not intended to describe the citizenship status of these volunteer observers. For years, Pepperwood […]

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  • Home with the kids? Connect with nature for learning and stress relief

    As we face this global coronavirus pandemic together, our communities are learning to cope with major disruptions to our daily lives. These are stressful and confusing times for everyone, including our children. In this article we’ve compiled some tips and resources to help inspire you and your family to get outdoors during the current public health measures. 

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  • Pepperwood Update: COVID-19

    A Message from Pepperwood Regarding COVID-19 In this unprecedented time of uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus pandemic, we want to reach out to you to provide updates about Pepperwood’s response. As a trusted community and scientific resource, we are committed to following the recommendations of public health authorities and prioritizing the health and safety of our […]

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  • Protecting our natural treasures in Napa County (and beyond)

    How climate change is affecting our region, and what we should do about it “We’re seeing a trajectory unfold of a longer summer season and increasingly mild winters, with more variable rainfall. As a result, during our recent drought, the landscape became increasingly arid over time. This trend is likely to continue,” said Dr. Lisa […]

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  • POSTPONED — Special Gallery Exhibition featuring distinguished Bay Area artist Jim Caldwell

    *Postponed – We regret to inform you that, due to concerns about COVID-19, we have decided to postpone this exhibition. Stay tuned for announcements regarding the new dates for this exhibition* Quercus agrifolia: An Exhibition of Northern California Landscapes by distinguished Bay Area artist Jim Caldwell Dates TBD Pepperwood is proud to present the work […]

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  • Tribes Observe Effects on Culturally-significant Plants due to Climate Change

    California Department of Water Resources interviewed the Chair of our Native Advisory Council, Clint McKay, about the effects of climate change on culturally-significant plants in the region. Read the full article here.  

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  • Information Needs for Land Stewardship in Fire-adapted Landscapes

    In order to target efforts to effectively minimize fire hazards, land managers need access to site-specific information on fire hazards, such as forest structure and fuel load, that increase an area’s vulnerability to wildfire. As part of his Masters work, Sean Reilly is conducting a study to gather perspectives from land managers on the role of information in their decision-making around land management in fire-adapted landscapes.

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  • The Basket Weavers: Clint McKay & Pomo Basketry featured on Northern California Public Media

    On the last day of 2019, Northern California Public Media aired an episode of their Bay Area Bountiful series called “Preserving Traditions.” Pepperwood’s Native Advisory Council Chair, Clint McKay, was featured in the episode. Clint talks about Pomo basket weaving, the importance of basketry, and the importance of tending the habitats that support the plants […]

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  • Chile California Conservation Exchange 2019

    In October, the third annual Chile California Conservation Exchange convened at the Marconi Conference Center on Tomales Bay to discuss coastal planning and regulation, marine protected area and fisheries, large landscape protection strategies, standards for private land conservation, supporting national park, communications, tax policy and conservation philanthropy. The climate crisis informed all of the presentations […]

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