Updates from the Pepperwood community

  • 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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  • Recipe for Resilience

    Pepperwood is making huge advances in applied science and land stewardship. The trick is… drum roll please…. uniting science, stewardship and our community. Michael, Michelle and Devyn explain how their work intersects and integrates to create a comprehensive strategy for resilience.

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  • Fostering Stewardship the Land Recognizes

    Together, Indigenous and western science inform our relationship to this place. While Clint and Michael’s perspectives arise from different traditions, their love of Pepperwood’s inhabitants, from the smallest to largest, unites them in a shared sense of responsibility to steward and protect this special place…

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  • Appreciating & Protecting Biodiversity

    Did you know that the gray fox – a member of the dog family – can climb a tree like a cat? And I mean a vertical tree, not a sloped trunk that an acrobatic dog can clamber onto. Thanks to a set of strong, hooked claws…

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  • Partnership Spotlight: Latino Service Providers

    Pepperwood’s partnership with Latino Service Providers (LSP) began just as the pandemic was taking hold. Leaders from both of these organizations were pivoting to accommodate virtual youth programs, and brainstormed how we could work together to combine programs to maximize impact on local youth…

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  • Restoring Our Collective Spirit at TeenNat

    Though this summer our cohort was smaller than most years to accommodate COVID-19 safety concerns, the smaller group still made a BIG impression on me…

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  • Searching for Bear Sign

    Ahh Ursus americanus – the American Black Bear. These bears are native to all North America and are without a doubt one of our most iconic terrestrial species living today. To better understand our bear populations, a team of scientists led by Steven Hammerich have journeyed deep into the preserve to look for signs of bear…

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