• Gallery Exhibit: Flora – the Joy of Flowers

      An Exhibit in Pepperwood’s Gallery featuring the Photography of Gerald Corsi Springtime brings renewal for all living beings. Sunshine, warmth, and precious refreshing rains infuse us all with a feeling of revitalization. Wildflowers are one of the best and certainly the most beautiful evidence of the fresh springtime energy that is emerging. Gerald Corsi, […]

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  • Lisa Carreño Joins Pepperwood Board

    We are delighted to announce that Lisa Carreno, President and CEO of United Way Wine Country is joining Pepperwood’s Board of Directors! Lisa brings a wealth of experience in nonprofit leadership. At Pepperwood she will bring a focus on how our resilience work intersects with issues of equity and climate justice. For the last three […]

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  • The 2022 State of Pepperwood Address

    Lisa Micheli Delivers State of Pepperwood Address for 2022 CEO and President, Dr. Lisa Micheli delivered the annual State of Pepperwood address to a virtual audience of more than 80 members of our community. She revealed the triumphs for conservation science at Pepperwood in 2021: Indigenous leadership in education and stewardship, innovative partnerships cultivating wildfire resilience, […]

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  • In Search of Monarch Butterflies

    As a second year PhD student at UC Davis in the Population Biology program, my research interest is understanding how interactions between monarchs and milkweed might be contributing to the population fluctuations noticed in the past decade…

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  • The Wild Wondress

    I believe what’s most important is shifting one’s focus towards the process of discovering, rather than the discovery itself. Each of us are curious observers and knowledge-holders. As an environmental educator I strive to encourage this kind of inquiry, and empower a learner’s inner scientist to come out and play…

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  • Donor Support Enables Expanding of Conservation Science Intern Program

    Donor Support Enables Expanding of Conservation Science Intern Program Due to the generous support of the Purdom Family Fund at the Community Foundation Sonoma County, we will be able to expand our Conservation Science Internships program this year by adding additional opportunities for first generation college and/or underrepresented students. Building from our foundational partnership with the […]

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  • Clint McKay’s Baskets at the DeYoung Museum in SF

    The DeYoung Museum of San Francisco is now featuring basketry by renowned weaver and Sonoma County Native, Clint McKay (Dry Creek Pomo, Wappo and Wintun), Pepperwood’s Indigenous Education Coordinator and the Chair of our Native Advisory Council. The Jules Tavernier and the Elem Pomo exhibit explores the intercultural exchange between French-born and trained American artist Jules Tavernier […]

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  • Pepperwood Pre-European Contact

    Did you know that the land we call Pepperwood sits within the traditional homeland of the Wappo people? Most likely, the entire North Bay region shared a cultural ecology over multiple thousands of years, which regarded habitat stewardship an ancient and sacred partnership between humans and nature…

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  • Pepperwood’s New GrizzlyCorps Fellow

    If we haven’t already met, my name is Makayla and I am Pepperwood’s new GrizzlyCorps fellow. What is GrizzlyCorps? You may ask… GrizzlyCorps is a new California-based AmeriCorps program that was developed at UC Berkeley…

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  • Press Democrat Interviews Clint McKay

    Pepperwood hikes and classes offer Indigenous perspective by Kathleen Scavone, journalist with the Press Democrat This is an excerpt – find the original article here. On a recent cool and cloudy fall afternoon at Pepperwood Preserve in Santa Rosa, a group of about 20 hikers, a mix of ages, gathered under the umbrella of a […]

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