news & updates

POSTED 9/24/14

Discover Nature:
Free Lecture at Pepperwood

Friday, October 3rd, 2014

Cows, Sheep, & Goats
Friends with Ecological Benefits

Join Pepperwood as Dr. Lynn Huntsinger, Professor of Rangeland Ecology and Management at UC Berkeley, shares how domesticated grazing animals can help enhance biodiversity, reduce the severity of wildfires, and provide other ecological benefits.

6:30pm open house
7pm lecture

Click here to read more.
POSTED 9/10/14

Fall Retreat

Partnering with Nature:
A Native American Way of Protecting Habitat

Saturday & Sunday,
September 27 & 28, 2014
9am to 3pm each day with optional overnight

Join Pepperwood's Ben Benson and Autumn Summers from the California School of Herbal Studies for a two day workshop on edible and medicinal plants featuring elders from Pepperwood's Native Advisory Council.

Click here to register or learn more.

View our complete offerings.
POSTED 9/5/14

Advanced Camera Trapping Workshop

October 3rd through 5th, 2014

Pepperwood is hosting a workshop put on by The Wildlife Society featuring Sue Townsend, PhD, the principal investigator for wildlife studies at our preserve.

Click here to learn more.
POSTED 8/1/14

Pepperwood is Hiring!

We are seeking a Finance and Administration Director to oversee all business operations for the organization including finance/accounting, human resources, facilities and administration.

For more details, click here.
POSTED 7/8/14

Pepperwood Featured in Bay Nature Magazine

Pepperwood is featured in the July issue of Bay Nature Magazine for its work downscaling global climate models for local applications.

Read the full length article by Mary Ellen Hannibal here.
POSTED 2/10/14

2013 Annual Report

Read highlights of this past year's activities in Pepperwood's latest
Annual Report.
POSTED 12/12/13

Pepperwood E-Newsletter

Would you like to receive our monthly e-newsletter? Find out about upcoming events and our latest research including updates from our wildlife cameras!

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POSTED 2/21/06

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Nature within reach

Explore a distinct habitat just an hour from San Francisco

Collecting native grass seed for planting

Pepperwood is a leader in conservation dedicated to inspiring kids of all ages to satisfy their natural curiosity and become stewards of our habitat.

Our 3,120-acre preserve is rich in biodiversity and serves as a refuge for hundreds of plant and animal species. It provides an incredible venue for the entire family to connect with nature through a broad range of experiential activities.

Discover unseen worlds

Experience Pepperwood’s biodiversity on an educational hike

Learning about upland vernal pools

Whether exposing children to the wonders of nature or training future conservation professionals, Pepperwood Preserve inspires the entire family to connect with nature.

Check out our offerings in wildlife biology, botany, anthropology, natural history illustration, and resource management.

Grow Your Curiosity

Ask questions, explore, discover

Exploring Turtle Pond

Pepperwood offers a comprehensive, year-long educational program in which students become scientists called SCENIQ — Students Conducting Environmental Inquiry.

Teachers and parents — contact us to reserve a spot for your class!

Pepperwood also offers a wide variety of family programming, including classes that focus on biology, art and more!

Each summer, we offer our week long Budding Biologists day camp.

Commit to conservation

Join a vibrant community of citizen conservationists

Planting oak seedlings

Pepperwood volunteers get to dig in and learn about our local ecology through fun experiential activities.

Try out activities like planting native habitats, building trails, and archiving collections. In the process, find yourself and some new friends in nature!

My favorite part was when I held the millipede.
I loved the Pepperwood Preserve so much I want to go back!
3rd grader, Proctor Terrace Elementary
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