Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve (JRBP) is located near Stanford University's campus in the eastern foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains. The preserve encompasses remarkable geologic, topographic, and biotic diversity within its 485 hectares (1,198 acres) and provides a natural laboratory for researchers from all over the world, educational experiences to students and docent-led visitors, and refuge to native plants and animals.
Chris Field, JRBP’s faculty director since 2005, will become director of the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment, effective September 1. Chris’s contributions at Jasper Ridge span four decades. His... more
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The paintings in this collection of wildflower watercolors were done by Herb Dengler in the 1980s and 1990s from specimens gathered on Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve. They are printed on an Iris printer in a limited edition of 250, each numbered and containing an engraved authentication. Learn More
Jasper Ridge offers docent-led tours from October through May (Thursday-Sunday). Jasper Ridge is about a 20-minute car ride from the main Stanford University campus. There is no public transportation from the campus to Jasper Ridge. Riding a bike from the Stanford campus takes about 45 minutes. Learn More