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California's Native Grasslands

2022 Field Trip Series: Pepperwood Preserve, Sonoma County

  • Saturday, May 21, 2022
  • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • 2130 Pepperwood Preserve Rd, Santa Rosa, CA 95404
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                                               Photo by Gary Morgret 

We invite CNGA members to join us in exploring the diverse and scenic grasslands at Pepperwood, located in the heart of the Mayacamas Mountain range in eastern Sonoma County. We will be learning about Pepperwood’s extensive land stewardship and research programs while observing how the landscape has recovered from two wildfires in 2017 and 2019.

Staff will be highlighting their conservation grazing program; prescribed burning, restoration and invasive species management activities; and discussing how their annual grassland monitoring program has helped them adapt to changing climate and drought conditions.                                        

Find out what Pepperwood is doing to steward the land and build resilience at the preserve and beyond! Participants are invited to bring a bag lunch to enjoy during the event.

This event will include hiking short to moderate distances off-trail on uneven and hilly terrain to reach demonstration sites. We will carpool to get to the demonstration sites around the preserve, please be prepared to wear a mask while in shared vehicles. The event will be held in light rain, though heavy storms will cancel. 

Timing: 10 am to 2 pm

Hiking Level: Moderate

Age Restrictions:18 and over

Registration Fee: $25. This is a CNGA Members-Only Event. Become a member today! 

Registration is limited to 25 people, so register today! 

If you plan to attend, please read these before registering: 

What to bring: Hat, sunscreen, water, and comfortable walking shoes or boots. Bring a sack lunch to enjoy on-site. Please leave pets at home.   

Please fill out a waiver form available here: and bring it with you. We will also have paper copies the day of in case.

Pepperwood COVID-19 Safety Policy: All events will align with the current regional health guidelines. Please bring a mask and be prepared to wear it when indoors (in the bathrooms), and when 6 feet of courtesy distance cannot be maintained from others. If you do not feel well, please do not attend.

CNGA COVID-19 Safety Policy: We ask that all attendees at in-person CNGA workshops be up-to-date on COVID-19 vaccination and booster shots. Please do not attend if you test positive for COVID-19 or if you have any symptoms, even if you are vaccinated. We also ask that masks be worn when indoors or in vehicles while attending the workshops and events. These precautions will help us make these events as safe as possible for all to attend.  

Photo Permission: By attending this event, you consent to be photographed, filmed, and/or otherwise recorded, and to any use, by CNGA, of your likeness, voice, and name in any and all media including social media. If you do not want your name or photo to be used, please let us know in advance.

                                                                       Photo by Gerald and Buff Corsi

CNGA Communicable Disease Event Policy: This event will align with the current regional health guidelines. Please bring a mask and be prepared to wear it. If you do not feel well, please do not attend.

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