Updates from the Pepperwood community

  • 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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  • Changing Terminology with the Times

    Pepperwood has transitioned from using the term “citizen science” to the more inclusive term “community science” Science needs Community The word citizen was originally included in the phrase citizen science to distinguish between amateur data collectors and professional scientists. It was not intended to describe the citizenship status of these volunteer observers. For years, Pepperwood […]

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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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