Welcome to our ongoing effort to catalog citizen science and other public participation in scientific research (PPSR) projects for UC California Naturalists and other citizen scientists.  We invite you to browse the listed projects or enter key words (like birds, youth, invasive, coast, Alameda, etc.) in the search box above to find projects in your area. It's a great way to stay involved and keep developing your skills as a natural scientist!

A vast majority of the information in the database was gathered from project websites and may be out of date. We encourage you to contact projects directly to get involved and learn about most recent opportunities. If you work with a listed project and would like to add to, update, or correct the information we have, please email cghdixon@ucdavis.edu. Also, please consider filling out the "PPSR perspectives" survey. Click here to access the survey, which will help guide this project in the coming year.

If you know of a project not on our list, please go to the "tell us about a project" link on the left so we can list the project here. Thanks for your help!

Special thanks goes to the National Science Foundation Informal Science Education program and the Stephen J. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation for supporting this database of projects.

Pepperwood Preserve Stewards Program

  • Organization Name
    Pepperwood Preserve
  • Organization Website
  • Partners
    Santa Rosa Junior College; UC Cooperative Extension
  • Contact Name
    N / A
  • Contact Email
    N / A
  • Contact Phone
    N / A
  • Other Contact Information

    Click here to sign up for a volunteer workday

  • Project Purpose (taken from project materials)

    Create or contribute to intensive research or restoration projects at the preserve.

  • Participant Activities

    Volunteers join monthly volunteer work days held the first Saturday of the month and provide critical support for the preserve’s projects.

    Pepperwood Stewards are trained volunteers who make a minimum two-year commitment to Pepperwood and have the opportunity to create or contribute to an intensive research or restoration project.

  • Data Entry
    • Unknown
  • Other Participant Activities
    N / A
  • System Studied
    • Plants
    • Other (see Notes)
  • Geographic Scope
  • Region
  • Location
    Pepperwood Preserve in Sonoma County
  • Location - Map
    1950 Pepperwood Preserve Road, Santa Rosa, CA 95404
  • Time Commitment
    • Monthly
    • Unknown
  • Volunteer Qualifications

    See 'Volunteer Training' below.

  • Volunteer Training

    The first step towards becoming a Pepperwood Steward is enrolling in the two-semester Natural History of Pepperwood course (Biology 85) at Santa Rosa Junior College. Completion of this course also makes you eligible for certification via UC Extension as a California Naturalist.

    Stewards also receive a monthly newsletter from Pepperwood Preserve.

  • Cost to Participant

    Course associated with this program at Santa Rose Junior College may require payment of fees

  • How will the findings be used?
    N / A
  • Other Information
    N / A
  • Photo
    N / A
  • last update:

If you work with this project and would like to add to or update the information below, please email cghdixon@ucdavis.edu.

If you know of a project not on our list, please go to the "tell us about a project" link on the left so we can list the project here. Thanks for your help!

This database is focused on projects in California focused on the environment. For opportunities outside California, as well as national projects that don't have a California-specific components, check http://www.birds.cornell.edu/citscitoolkit/projects.