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Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve


About the Preserve

Wyethia glabra in bloom at Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve

Our Mission
To contribute to the understanding of the Earth’s natural systems through research, education, and protection of the preserve’s resources.

Our Vision
To be a leader for innovation in research, education, and communication on natural systems, through providing an interdisciplinary, cross-cultural, and place-based training ground for effective Earth stewardship by our community and the next generations of global leaders.

Our Pledge
To be a safe and welcoming place for discovery, discussion, and community for people of all cultures and identities.

The careful management of the preserve's ecosystems in as natural a state as possible allows scientists to quantify changes observed in similar ecosystems affected by a range of human impacts. In addition to facilitating first-rate research, this highly accessible field station provides undergraduate educational experiences and plays an active role in educating the general public.

Stanford University and Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve sit on the ancestral land of the Muwekma Ohlone Tribe. This land was and continues to be of great importance to the Ohlone people. Consistent with our values of community and diversity, we have a responsibility to acknowledge, honor and make visible the university’s relationship to Native peoples. To read more about the history of Jasper Ridge, please visit the History section

Download Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve Annual Reports in PDF Format


Jasper Ridge Story Map

Jasper Ridge Story Map by Katherine Nolan

This story map about Jasper Ridge was created by Stanford undergraduate Katherine Nolan for her Bio 105/Esys 105 project. Click on the image to launch the story map.

Virtual Field Trip of Jasper Ridge



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An exploration of Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve, focusing on current student and faculty research projects, community outreach programs, and the natural beauty of Stanford's unique outdoor laboratory.

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