At Pepperwood, we believe that our well being depends on the health of our natural world. Every day our team studies California’s land, water, and wildlife so we can educate decision-makers, our community, and the next generation about how best to care for the earth. Because with guidance grounded in science, we can all take action to sustain the planet that sustains us.

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Become a Friend of Pepperwood

"Being in nature is more essential now than ever. Wild, outdoor spaces soothe the soul and tend to the weariness we feel with everyday news. Pepperwood has been a place for me to intimately connect to the land. Pepperwood offers a diversity of landscapes as well as educational opportunities to learn about that diversity – it’s been an important part of my life.”

Eleanor Guerin, Pepperwood Steward & Friend of Pepperwood

For just $50 a year, you can become a Friend of Pepperwood. Join an inspired community of like-minded individuals who care about protecting the natural world and creating solutions that foster biodiversity and the resilience of our local communities. Our Friends love learning about sustainable ecological practices and enjoy immersing themselves in the natural world. Friends of Pepperwood enjoy discounts on classes and invitations to special events and hikes. There are a variety of ways to give to Pepperwood as well as creative options for planning your legacy gift today.

Why Invest in Pepperwood?

So with so many great organizations out there, why should you invest in Pepperwood?

  • Pepperwood is a credible science source and uniquely delivers evidence-based solutions for resilience throughout Northern California and beyond.
  • Pepperwood is entrepreneurial with a dedicated and fiscally-responsible Board and Staff, ensuring that your investment is secure and its impact is maximized.
  • Pepperwood is an engine of collaboration, working with public and private partners throughout the region to leverage investments and avoid duplication of efforts.


Giving Circles

Friends of Pepperwood are invited to engage on a deeper level, creating a bigger impact, through our annual giving circles

Redwood Circle – $50,000 and up

An investment at this size will enable Pepperwood to advance critical initiatives around climate and fire resilience, habitat corridors, grasslands restoration, and environmental education. In addition to exclusive invitations and private hikes, Redwood Circle donors are invited to an exclusive Annual Redwood Circle reception at Pepperwood.

Oak Circle – $25,000 – $49,999

Oak Circle members support Pepperwood convenings and partnerships with global experts to inform and amplify our work throughout our region and beyond. In addition to exclusive invitations and private hikes, contributors at this level receive an annual briefing call with the President, informing them of the direct impact of their gift. 

Madrone Circle – $10,000 – $24,999

Your gift empowers science-based solutions to reduce wildfire hazards, manage floods and droughts, advance regenerative agriculture, and prevent the extinction of our precious wildlife. In addition to hikes and events, Madrone Circle donors level can reserve a private expert-led Learning Landscape private hike on our stunning preserve.

Manzanita Circle – $5,000 – $9,999

Your contribution empowers Pepperwood to engage researchers and decision-makers in measuring and mapping the processes driving ecosystem change. In addition to receiving customized invitations to hikes and events, members of the Manzanita Circle are invited to attend Pepperwood’s annual Sunset Celebration Gala. 

Leopard Lily Circle – $1,000 – $4,999

Your gift mobilizes a network of Pepperwood partners to craft and implement strategies that promote human well-being, environmental health, and biodiversity. Leopard Lily Circle benefits include “Friends of Pepperwood” exclusive hikes, listing in our Annual Report, and invitations to Pepperwood’s annual Harvest Gathering.

To learn more about these opportunities please contact Sloane Shinn, Donor Relations, at (707) 591-9310 ext. 133, or email at To download a printable donation form, please click here. Donations to Pepperwood are tax deductible to the maximum extent of the law. Our tax ID is 01-0817571.