Participation in Fire Safe San Mateo County
The goal of fire management at Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve is to reduce fire hazards to neighboring communities and the JRBP community without compromising its research and conservation mission.
Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve is an active member of Fire Safe San Mateo County, a collective effort of over twenty five agencies including Woodside Fire Protection District and the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.
The mission of Fire Safe San Mateo County is to maintain the quality of life and property for the citizens living in the wildland-urban intermix zones of San Mateo County. Working together, we can achieve effective fire protection, education and planning.
The key elements of the Mission are to reduce hazardous vegetation, the creation of defensible space around structures, and the education of citizens regarding fire hazards and fire behavior through the guidance of local agencies.
For more information on Fire Safe San Mateo County go to http://www.firesafesanmateo.org/.
Fire Tours of the Preserve for Local Fire Crews
During summer, the Preserve usually hosts a number of tours for fire crews from Woodside Fire Protection District, SLAC-based Fire Department, and the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. This is part of a growing tradition of having fire crews tour the Preserve to become familiar with access and activities. The tours included familiarization with all vehicle gates, bridges, major fire roads, major experiments, facilities, and sensitive areas such as the serpentine grassland.