Climate Stewards

Pepperwood is proud to offer the newest certification course developed by the UC ANR California Naturalist Program team – the UC Climate Stewards program. Participants in this course will learn how climate is changing both our natural and social systems, and what they can do to improve ecosystem and community resilience. We will discuss the latest climate science, practice effectively communicating climate science, and participate in field-based activities to deepen our understanding of how fire and water are impacting our community within the context of climate change.

Through a hybrid of class discussions, self-paced online learning, and field-based activities, participants will become engaged and empowered to help increase community and ecosystem resilience now and for future generations.

UC Climate Stewards is a brand new program of the UC ANR California Naturalist Program, and follows their successful learning model, designed to create a community of practicing Climate Stewards. Learn more about the UC Climate Stewards program on its homepage here.

Become a certified Climate Steward and a force for positive proactive change in your community!

Participation in the Climate Stewards program at Pepperwood also serves as one pathway to becoming a Pepperwood Steward. Our Stewards are a special team of dedicated volunteers who support Pepperwood’s work through regular involvement in our classes & events, stewardship workdays, and community/citizen science.

For general questions about our Climate Stewards program at Pepperwood, you can contact program facilitator Summer Swallow at
For questions related to course registration please contact Education Program Coordinator, Holland Gistelli at