Updates from the Pepperwood community

  • TBC3 turns 10 and goes virtual!

    TBC3 stands for the Terrestrial Biodiversity Climate Change Collaborative – yes, it’s kind of a mouthful, we know.  But it’s an acronym that California’s climate insiders have become familiar with since its launch in 2010. This year we held our convening virtually, and with many new faces and a suite of relevant topics, we were able to make a lot of headway on the front lines of climate change science.

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  • Home with the kids? Connect with nature for learning and stress relief

    As we face this global coronavirus pandemic together, our communities are learning to cope with major disruptions to our daily lives. These are stressful and confusing times for everyone, including our children. In this article we’ve compiled some tips and resources to help inspire you and your family to get outdoors during the current public health measures. 

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  • Information Needs for Land Stewardship in Fire-adapted Landscapes

    In order to target efforts to effectively minimize fire hazards, land managers need access to site-specific information on fire hazards, such as forest structure and fuel load, that increase an area’s vulnerability to wildfire. As part of his Masters work, Sean Reilly is conducting a study to gather perspectives from land managers on the role of information in their decision-making around land management in fire-adapted landscapes.

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  • Field Notes Blogcast: Meghan Walla Murphy on the Bear Necessities!

    Pepperwood’s second Field Notes Blogcast! Meghan Walla Murphy joined us for our latest Discover Nature Lecture back in November after the Kincade Fire. We hope you enjoy the highlights!

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  • Creating Connections Beyond the Classroom

    To be effective, educators need to foster a learning environment for their students that meets a student’s social and emotional needs while also delivering important instructional content. Pepperwood hosted a seminar to help environmental educators achieve this balance in their teaching.

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  • WHAT DOES RESILIENCE LOOK LIKE AFTER TWO FIRES IN TWO YEARS?

    For those of our community who have been wondering about Pepperwood’s experience with Kincade, we offer you this three-part blog. We detail Kincade, the firefight, the aftermath, and what we’ll be doing moving forward from the most recent mega-fire to hit the preserve in two years.

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  • Field Notes Blogcast: Corky Quirk on the Many Benefits of Bats!

    Pepperwood’s first Field Notes Blogcast! Corky Quirk of NorCal Bats joined us for our latest Discover Nature Lecture. We hope you enjoy the highlights!

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  • People of Pepperwood: Sonja Barringer

    Introducing Pepperwood’s green thumb, Sonja Barringer. Read all about her magic touch with native plant propagation!

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