WHAT WE DO...

Pepperwood manages a 3,200-acre biological reserve and the Dwight Center for Conservation Science. The reserve serves as a living laboratory hosting researchers from around the world, and has become a hub for ecological education and a conservation think tank.

INFORM POLICY
Engage researchers and decision-makers in measuring and mapping the processes driving ecosystem change
SCIENCE-BASED SOLUTIONS

Develop science-based solutions to reduce wildfire hazards, manage floods and droughts, advance regenerative agriculture, and prevent the extinction of our precious wildlife

COLLABORATIVE STRATEGIES

Mobilize a network of partners to craft and implement strategies that promote human well-being, environmental health, and biodiversity

NATURE EDUCATION
Empower the next generation to become more inclusive and effective conservation leaders
CONSERVATION INVESTMENTS

Maximize the return – both environmental and economic – of financial investments in conservation

LOCAL FOR GLOBAL IMPACT

Convene and partner with global experts to inform and amplify our work

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924 youth inspired through educational programming in our SCENIC and TeenNat programs

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1,140 environmental education participants served via live classes, hikes, online programs, and summer camp

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8+ large landscape conservation partnerships supported to advance resilience throughout our region

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22 climate stations, continuously reporting data to inform policy around drought and wildfire risk mitigation

HEAR FROM OUR COMMUNITY

At Pepperwood, we put words into action

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DR. DAVID D. ACKERLY UC Berkeley

"Collaborating with Pepperwood has been the high point of my lab’s research for the last decade. Seeing our work translated and applied to guide the management of the reserve, and inform actions with partners throughout the region, has been very meaningful for me and a great learning experience for my students.”

SHEBA PERSON-WHITLEY U.S. Economic Development Administration

“I was introduced to Pepperwood when I first came to Sonoma County in 2019. What struck me was the beauty of the natural environment and the passion of all the people involved in the conservation and education initiatives. I really wanted to be a part of this vital work and support in any way I could.”

LISA CARREÑO United Way of the Wine Country

"I believe strongly in the work Pepperwood is doing – its power to transform our understanding about fire resilience and climate change. I believe just as strongly in the importance of connecting a multi-racial, multi-ethnic, multi-generational coalition to this important work to address both the crisis of climate change and the crisis of environmental justice and equity.”

For the benefit of current and future generations...

Our climate is changing fast, and we need to adapt even faster. As a hub for targeted scientific research, community education, and conservation partnerships, Pepperwood is well-positioned to spearhead the science-based resilient solutions needed to guide our path forward despite the uncertainty of our times.

Pepperwood's Strategic Plan 2020-2025

At the heart of Pepperwood's Strategic Plan for 2020-2025 are four cross-program initiatives that build on our foundations in research, education, and conservation action to address pressing needs for Northern California’s resilience.

GET IN TOUCH...

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