Updates from the Pepperwood community

  • The Grandmother Oak

    Wendy Herniman is a longtime Steward & Friend of Pepperwood. When the spring coronavirus lockdown occurred, she took to the hills of Pepperwood to work on her phenology project and to learn some of the secrets of Pepperwood’s majestic oak trees. Read her story to learn what she discovered!

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  • Riding this wave together

    In the face of uncertainty, Pepperwood is doubling down on evaluating how our environment is changing, and how our society is changing, to define how we can best move swiftly to adapt our communities to this new normal.

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  • Making space for Indigenous knowledge systems at Pepperwood

    Integrating Traditional Ecological Knowledge into the world of Western science can present challenges to both Indigenous and Western scientists. Many of these challenges stem from a lack of understanding, miscommunication, and resistance to accept alternative forms of research and data collection. The Native Advisory Council at Pepperwood is instrumental in helping to bridge the gap between Indigenous and Western Science.

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  • Map OneSonoma: sustainable, resilient, inclusive Sonoma County

    We have a strong community of talented individuals and teams, champions striving for a more equitable and resilient future for our kids and our grandkids. Because resilience requires expertise from organizations with varying specializations to work collectively for solutions that unite and strengthen our community.

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  • Fire Ecology for Non-Scientists: The Fire Triangle & Fire Behavior

    What does it mean when fire science experts say “high intensity fire” or refer to “fire behavior”? Learn about the basic mechanics of wildfire, as well as associated terminology in the first post of our series Fire Ecology for Non-scientists.

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  • Risen from the Ashes with State-of-the-Art Sustainability

    Our Rising from the Ashes campaign is an opportunity to construct new facilities that will be a showcase for state-of-the-art sustainable design.

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  • My data’s data: a metadata story

    Ashley Whipple joined us this summer as an Environmental Data Initiative (EDI), read about her experiences in her blog and find out why data management is so important!

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  • 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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