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 early registration for classes. 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

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

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 exclusive events, Pepperwood gear, and recognition in our annual Impact Report.

Madrone Circle – $5,000 – $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 the benefits in the Leopard Lily Circle, Madrone Circle donors can reserve a private expert-led Learning Landscape private hike on our stunning reserve.

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 all the benefits of the Leopard Lily and Madrone Circles, contributors at this level receive an annual briefing call with the President, informing them of the direct impact of their gift. 

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 all the benefits of the Leopard Lily, Madrone, and Oak Circles, Redwood Circle donors are invited to an exclusive Annual Redwood Circle reception.