• Creative Sonoma’s ArtSurround Project Hosted at Pepperwood

    Pepperwood is pleased to be an advocate and host for Creative Sonoma’s ArtSurround project! ArtSurround is a grant program for Sonoma County artists working in creative placemaking, public art, and community engagement. This year we’re proud to host several amazing artists at Pepperwood and the [private] opening reception took place Thursday, December 1st, with a […]

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  • CAL FIRE VLOG – Prescribed Burn at Pepperwood Monday 11/21

    CAL FIRE Sonoma-Lake-Napa Unit, in partnership with Pepperwood, conducted a 38-acre prescribed burn on the reserve Monday, November 21. The project size targeted treatment of up to 38 acres to promote healthy forests and reduce wildfire risk on a strategic fire control ridge separating Franz Valley and the Mark West area. In the below video […]

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  • #UnitedWeGive – Support Local this #GivingTuesday

    Today on #GivingTuesday, every dollar you give translates science into informed, effective, and practical conservation actions. “I became much more conscious of the organisms around me and the way they interact with each other. I learned to take quiet moments and smell, look, and listen for everything the setting has to offer. I believe that […]

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  • A Year in the Life: of a Grizzly Corps Research Tech

    By Makayla Freed – Grizzly Corps Fellow, Research Technician. In the past year, I’ve been in over my hard hat in forest monitoring, grassland monitoring, bear scat surveys, and much much more…

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  • Questions about Good Fire

    While most of our friends and neighbors have shared their enthusiasm for the integration of “Good Fire” into Pepperwood’s stewardship, some have also expressed concerns – especially about impacts on local air quality. Here are some resources to answer questions we’ve heard from during this year’s prescribed fire season.

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  • CAL FIRE Prescribed Burn at Pepperwood Monday 11/21

    Prescribed burning operation to begin Monday at Pepperwood’s reserve SANTA ROSA, Calif. – CAL FIRE Sonoma-Lake-Napa Unit, in partnership with Pepperwood, will conduct a prescribed fire on the nature reserve starting Monday, Nov. 21, or when conditions allow. Prescribed burning activities will occur in open grasslands and forest understory. The project size is targeting treatment […]

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  • Good Fire for California

    By Michael Gillogly (Preserve Manager). California is a fire-adapted place; in fact, it needs periodic fire to thrive. It is not our choice whether California will burn, but we do have an active role in affecting how it will burn….

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  • Native Advisory Council Making Great Strides Advancing Indigenous Leadership

    In addition to the reintroduction of cultural burning, the Native Advisory Council (NAC or the Council) at Pepperwood continues to bring an Indigenous perspective to many aspects of Pepperwood’s work. ReIndigenizing Names of Places Signage for trail names now include not only the English names, but the Indigenous names. Where there are no translations, such […]

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  • UC Climate Stewards Certification Course OPEN for Registration

    Curious about climate science? Want to learn strategies for productive climate conversations? Want to earn UC credits? Sign up for our 10-week certification course and become a climate leader in your community! The journey begins January 7th, 2023. Pepperwood is excited to offer a 10-week certification course, the UC Climate Stewards program. Participants in this […]

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  • El Poder Del Lenguaje y La Naturaleza

    Mi relación con hablando español ha sido compleja. Mi madre siempre puso énfasis en hablarlo en casa, pero a pesar de sus esfuerzos, lo perdí. Al crecer, no entendía el valor de saber el idioma y el papel que jugaría en mi futuro.

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