• Another Amazing Sunset Celebration for the Books

    An enormous gratitude to our stellar community who contributed to the incredible success of the 2023 Sunset Celebration – Celebrating Leadership and Legacy! With YOUR support, we have effectively raised nearly $450,000 to support our four core strategic initiatives! The beautiful spring evening was celebrated by honoring Benjamin Benson, Pepperwood’s Cultural Resources Coordinator, enjoying dinner […]

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  • Map showing study areas within Lake, Napa, and Sonoma Counties for a 2023 publication on fire trends and cycles in the aforementioned fire-prone areas.

    Publication Released: Vegetation Trends & Cycles in the Fire-prone Landscapes of Lake, Napa, and Sonoma Counties

    For the briefing on this 93-page publication or to watch the webinar, please click here.

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  • The Munching Power of Goats for Fuels Reduction

    Pepperwood is utilizing the munching power of goats to help us reduce fine fire fuels in the grasslands and oak woodlands surrounding our Visiting Scholar Center. The goats are targeting brush to reduce the impacts of the next wildfire on our infrastructure. Defensible space is a critical component of keeping our communities safe from wildfire, […]

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  • Map showing study areas within Lake, Napa, and Sonoma Counties for a 2023 publication on fire trends and cycles in the aforementioned fire-prone areas.

    Combinado el conocimiento y la ciencia indígenas para la administración responsable de la tierra.

    “El fuego puede considerarse un miembro de la comunidad, y los incendios catastróficos recientes resaltan las consecuencias de ignorar a un miembro de la comunidad o pensar que podemos ignorarlo por completo.” La fundación para la administración responsable, con financiamiento del Programa de Investigación de Salud Forestal CAL FIRE, Pepperwood, además En colaboración con Baseline Consulting, Tukman Geospatial y UC Davis, ha patrocinado un estudio de tres años para fortalecer la comprensión de nuestra Tierra y su relación con el fuego.

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  • The Sonoma County Forest Conservation Conference 2023

    June 23-24, 2023 at SRJC Shone Farm in Forestville, 7450 Steve Olson Ln, Forestville, CA 95436 Participate in interactive workshops covering a wide range of topics that matter to landowners: What is forest health and how do I improve my forestland? What planning and funding resources are available to landowners? How do I do projects […]

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  • Honoring Ben Benson at Pepperwood’s Annual Fundraiser

    “There’s no barrier between what science shows us objectively and what our hearts can feel subjectively. We’re going to do that at Pepperwood with art – we’re going to create experiences not only to know Nature, but to feel it.” The curator behind Pepperwood’s Art Gallery and Art Initiatives is a man named Ben Benson. […]

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  • 2015 Pepperwood Open House at the Gallery with a Native basketry exhibit designed by Ben Benson, and Ben standing in front of some of the photographs of basketry materials explaining to an audience about the process of basket-making.

    Ben Benson’s Vision for Art as a Bridge to Nature

    For the last two hundred plus years, America’s economy has been founded to a large degree on consumption and exploitation of our natural resources. Now we’re facing some extraordinary environmental challenges – many of which are exacerbated by our own actions. To Ben Benson, yes, solutions involve science. But they will also require cultural evolution: “art is one of the ways we can stimulate awareness, that we can open people’s hearts to the majesty of Nature.”

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  • Pepperwood’s Spring Magazine Focuses on Creating Connections to Nature

    Over the last year, we’ve been keeping tabs on all the connections to nature that we’ve witnessed taking place. Whether through art, educational programming, or science, creating connections to nature strengthens our whole community. And that’s the theme in this issue of our Life+Landscapes spring magazine. As you read through this collection of articles, we […]

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  • An Inspiring Year of SCENIQ (in photos)

    With the school year at an end, we are celebrating another beautiful year of SCENIQ (Students Conducting Environmental Inquiry) with local elementary school children. Our Environmental Educators provided fun-filled immersive nature experiences to thirty classes of local 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students! These students had the opportunity to visit Pepperwood twice this school […]

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  • A community scientist at Pepperwood with Mt. Saint Helena in the background.

    The Ethics of Open-Source Data in Community Science

    Learn about the ethics of community science and open source data collection. It might surprise you to learn that there can be a dark side to all of that great community science data collection – but don’t worry, by following a few simple guidelines in your community science and data gathering practices, you can ensure that you’re science-ing responsibly and ethically.

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