Latest from Pepperwood Preserve
July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature
Dedicated to the protection of the region’s rich biodiversity represented within its 3,200-acre Preserve, we provide unique open-space access to nature lovers, volunteers, students and scientists from the Bay Area and beyond. Half way between Santa Rosa and Calistoga, our Dwight Center hosts innovative public programs to engage our community and inspire conservation through science. Please visit www.pepperwoodpreserve.org to sign up for classes, learn more about programs, find out about volunteer opportunities, or to make a donation. Outside of public events and classes, Pepperwood is accessible only through appointment or via enrollment in on-site educational programs.
February 10, 2012 by Eric Galan
Scientists and citizen scientists may share a love of nature, but they have few tools to exchange information. A new online tool called the Bay Area Bio-Atlas seeks to deepen those links in an effort to provide a real-time field guide to the region’s flora and fauna.
September 06, 2011 by Eric Galan
If someone asked you to name the 26 states that offer certified “master naturalist” programs, there’s a good chance you’d class California among those. Until recently, you’d have been wrong. But, like Texas before us, we in the Golden State now finally have such a program.
September 03, 2009 by Nicola DeRobertis-Theye
Just north of Santa Rosa, land that has seen three generations of the McCullough family is on its way to becoming the newest of Sonoma County’s regional parks. With 22 miles of well established and maintained trails, the property includes grassland, chaparral, oak woodlands, Douglas fir and redwood forests, almost two miles of Mark West Creek, and ridges with spectacular views.