Innovative conservation research empowers
our community to make a difference
Pepperwood is home to a vast array of research projects that support our Sentinel Site monitoring work. Our projects require many hours of meticulous setup, implementation, and data management. This would simply not be possible without the help of our community scientists, including Pepperwood Stewards and California Naturalists. Community science is important for data collection and it is also an incredibly valuable experience for volunteers, who are able to deepen their relationship to the natural world and play an active role in protecting our local ecosystems.