Alan Grundmann was the first administrative director of Stanford's nearly 1,200-acre Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve, a position he held from 1976 until his retirement in 1993. In addition to overall responsibility for the entire preserve, Alan oversaw the... more
About the Preserve
Stanford University’s Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve (JRBP) is in the eastern foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains, about five miles southwest of the main campus. The preserve encompasses remarkable geologic, topographic, and biotic diversity within its 483 hectares (1,193 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.
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The Jasper Ridge herbarium team has monitored plants on the Preserve for 25 years carrying on the fieldwork tradition of Herb Dengler, John Thomas and many prominent botanists, spanning 150 years. Because the local flora is rich, the... more