Updates from the Pepperwood community

  • Supporting Pepperwood for Generations

    By Gwynne Corrigan (Development Director). As Pepperwood’s Development Manager, I wanted to learn more about the power of Pepperwood by speaking with the people who love it infinitely…

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  • Summer Camp + the Adventure Zone

    By Stephanie Gonzalez (Environmental Educator). This year, Pepperwood’s science and nature-based Summer Camp for youth between the ages of seven and twelve went very much according to plan. But this year there was something different…

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  • Building Community Around Good Fire

    By Devyn Friedfel (Assistant Preserve Manager). On June 13, 2022, we intentionally set good fire to 27 acres of Pepperwood’s grasslands. Over 60 people helped make this burn a success…

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  • Restoring Our Native Grasslands: Regenerative Agriculture

    By Michael Gillogly (Preserve Manager). We are happy to announce a new partnership with Markegard Family Grass-Fed LLC to bring Belted Callaway cattle to graze the 900-acres of grasslands at Pepperwood.

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  • Drought Busters: Next Generation Soil Moisture Monitoring

    Pepperwood is a test-bed for new and innovative monitoring technologies with the potential to serve as valuable tools for our regional fire and drought resilience under a changing climate…

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  • This Earth Day, Become Friends with the Natural World

    Getting to know your neighbors, human and non-human, is a powerful act of community. Here’s how you can get to know your non-human neighbors…

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  • Integrating Inclusivity and Diversity in our Community

    Margaret Boeger, Pepperwood’s Education Director, currently serves as the Chair of the Sonoma Environmental Education Collaborative (SEEC). Collectively SEEC reaches over 25,000 students and community members annually through school programs, community classes and hikes, youth development programs, camps, and virtual programming.

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  • Collaborating on California’s “30 x 30”

    What exactly is “30 x 30”? It is a call to action to conserve 30% of the planet by 2030. In response to the climate and extinction crisis, “30 x 30” thus embodies a simplistic goal aiming to be measurable, ambitious, realistic and time bound. It’s a vision recently adopted by the United Nations, and 90 countries including the United States. Champions of this campaign hope it promises perhaps one of the biggest global investments in nature’s resilience to date.

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