• Congressman Huffman visits Pepperwood with first responders

      We were delighted to be visited on Wednesday, March 28, by our Congressman, Jared Huffman, and his staff who came to learn more about Pepperwood’s mission and our role in fire recovery. He was accompanied by local firefighters interested in learning more about Pepperwood’s science programs and how we might collaborate with first responders […]

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  • TeenNat brings science to life for local youth

    Learn about TeenNat, Pepperwood’s award-winning summer internship that gives local teens the opportunity to explore the nature, conduct real research, and learn about careers in the sciences. Apply by April 9—read more here.

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  • Fire Ecology for Non-Scientists: Ecological Benefits of Fire

    In the fifth article of our Fire Ecology for Non-Scientists series, Education Director Sandi Funke discusses some of the ecological benefits of wildfire.

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  • Fire Ecology for Non-Scientists: Fire and Wildland Animal Habitat

    In this fourth installment of our Fire Ecology for Non-Scientists series, learn how wildlife responds to wildfire, and what we know so far about our wild neighbors at Pepperwood.

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  • Open Space Gathering on March 15 focuses on resilience

    Join conservation leaders and nature enthusiasts from around the Bay Area at the Open Space Council’s next Gathering on Thursday, March 15, 2018. Pepperwood’s Conservation Science Manager, Tosha Comendant, will be a featured presenter at the Gathering, which is focused on actionable ways to build the resilience of our landscapes in the face of climate […]

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  • Getting Bubbly – The Art and Science of Fermentation

    Have you ever wondered when the craze of fermenting started and what is it all about? Learn about the history and science of this delicious art before our fermentation themed Spring Retreat on April 7 & 8.

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  • River otter photographed at Modini by WPI project

    River otter sighting! This little creature was photographed by Pepperwood’s motion-activated camera array at Modini Mayacamas Preserves in Healdsburg, in partnership with Audubon Canyon Ranch. It’s the first otter we’ve ever captured on camera! Part of our Wildlife Picture Index Project (WPI), data collected from Modini and from another camera array at Pepperwood, is helping […]

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  • Fire Ecology for Non-Scientists: Fire Followers

    In the third article of our Fire Ecology for Non-Scientists series, you’ll learn about fire following plants, including a few we hope to see this spring at Pepperwood!

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  • Pepperwood at The Wildlife Society 2018 Annual Meeting

    Pepperwood is an exhibitor at the The Wildlife Society (Western Section)’s 2018 Annual Meeting in Santa Rosa, February 5-9, 2018! This event attracts a diverse blend of over 600 wildlife professionals, managers, students, and academics who study and manage wildlife species, habitats, and issues related to their conservation. Pepperwood Preserve Ecologist, Michelle Halbur, and Wildlife Camera Technician, […]

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  • Watershed Collaborative Report published

    A county-wide coalition led by The Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District has published a Watershed Collaborative Report to guide the recovery of natural areas impacted by the October 2017 fires. Here’s a summarizing excerpt from the report: In the wake of the recent catastrophic fires, our Sonoma County community came together to help one […]

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