Updates from the Pepperwood community

  • Celebrating Women (and moms) in Science

    As I write this post, I have one ear listening to my son’s kindergarten math lesson on zoom with the other tracking my two year old daughter’s mischief, and I’m ignoring the giant piles that try to distract my attention…

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  • Learning the Plants and Animals by Name

    Heide’s one of those people whose passion for the plants and animals of this place extends farther than her memory. She grew up here, and at a young age started documenting all the life around her. This passion eventually led her to Pepperwood. Read her story…

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  • Wildlife Corridors and Climate Change

    Realizing climate-wise connectivity on the ground requires both identifying and securing habitat linkages that provide climate resilience.

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  • Celebrating Black History Month

    In 2020 we saw the elevation of, and calls to action on, a number of important issues including social justice, racial equity and environmental justice. In 2021, we continue the work.

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  • Coverboard Conversations

    Learn about Pepperwood’s “coverboard project” as part of our long term forest monitoring.

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  • Inspiring an ethic of stewardship through TeenNat

    Being a youth mentor is some of the most important work Nicole Barden does as an environmental educator at Pepperwood…

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  • Pepperwood: Island of Water

    Pepperwood is like an “island of water” because our upland hills store water deep in the soil and fractured bedrock. We are located at the headwater of 5 watersheds, so the actions we take to conserve and restore ecosystem health have major implications for the Russian River and surrounding communities.

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  • Reflecting on the Importance of Our Community

    2020 has been an opportunity to expand our own limited perspectives, create new ways of connecting, and better understand how to care for all generations. Sloane’s letter to our community during this season of giving is not only heartfelt but heartwarming.

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