• The Power of Language and Nature

    By Stephanie Gonzalez (Bilingual Environmental Educator). My relationship with the Spanish language has been a complex one. Growing up, I didn’t understand the value of knowing another language…

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  • The 2022 Climate Collaborative Convening

    Pepperwood’s annual Terrestrial Biodiversity and Climate Change Collaborative (TBC3) convened this September, and was a successful gathering of some of the most dizzyingly bright climate scientists, biologists, and leaders of the geographic information systems community. They discussed the latest research and developments around wildlife and connectivity, forest stewardship and wildfire, climate and ecosystem monitoring, and […]

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  • Pepperwood Documentary Wins “Best Feature Documentary”

    Ian Nelson’s Award-winning Documentary… Pepperwood: Rising From the Ashes, a documentary film by Coriolis Films produced by Ian A. Nelson, recently won Best Feature Documentary at the Paris Film Awards and Roma Short Film Festival. Both festivals have the film listed under their August 2022 Winners. The Film is slated to feature at more film […]

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  • Supporting and Enhancing Biodiversity (vlog)

    By Michelle Halbur (Preserve Ecologist). One of our main goals at Pepperwood is to steward this landscape so that we can support and enhance the biodiversity that occurs here…

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  • Pepperwood’s Climate Collaborative Meets in September 

    The Terrestrial Biodiversity and Climate Change Collaborative (TBC3) convenes in September to discuss the latest research and developments around wildlife and connectivity, forest stewardship and wildfire, climate and ecosystem monitoring, and statewide approaches to building resilience. This year, TBC3 will be kicked off with a joint webinar on biodiversity with the California Biodiversity Network. Please […]

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  • Art-inspired Connections to Nature

    By Ben Benson (Cultural Resource Coordinator). I see art as a key to the health of our nation and our culture. It is a means of communing with the sacred essence of our planet and is foundational to everything I do at Pepperwood…

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  • An Epic TeenNat 2022 Comes to a Close

    For 21 local high school students, this summer included five weeks of outdoor adventure, new friends, and new perspectives at Pepperwood. That’s right, we’re talking about TeenNat 2022! We introduced this cohort of young scientists to concepts in field research and stewardship, and the teamwork that goes along with it. Over the course of the […]

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  • Measuring Streamflow in Sonoma County Headwaters

    By Ryan Ferrell (Research Scientist). This isn’t the first time I’ve had to lug thousands of pounds-worth of supplies into the remote wilderness of Pepperwood for the sake of valuable long term research…

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  • Pepperwood & Kind Traveler Empower Travelers to Inspire Conservation Through Science

    Pepperwood joins Kind Traveler, the first socially conscious Give + Get hotel booking platform that empowers travelers to positively impact the communities they visit. Travelers unlock special rates & perks with curated Kind Hotels upon a $10 donation to a local charity that positively impacts the community visited, or to a charity of choice on Kind Traveler […]

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  • Linking Local to Global (Part 1)

    By Lisa Micheli (President & CEO). Greetings from Australia, dear Community! The focus of my quest is to link our work in California to the work of our global partners facing similar challenges around droughts, floods, fires, and threats to biodiversity… 

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