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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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Trillium chloropelalum - Watercolor by Herb Dengler Herb Dengler Wildflower
Prints Available for Purchase

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

Tidy Tips blooming at Jasper Ridge - Photo by Alice Cummings Visiting The Preserve

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