Candid cameras at Jasper Ridge | April 23, 2014 | Almanac | Almanac Online |


Cover Story - April 23, 2014

Candid cameras at Jasper Ridge

Still and video cameras spy on wildlife at local biological preserve

by Story Dave Boyce | Photos courtesy of Jasper Ridge

Human trespassers used to frequent the 1,200 wild acres of the private Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve until around 2009, when a collection of heat-sensitive automatic cameras began to go up in selected areas of the preserve to monitor the movement of warm-blooded animals. The cameras showed another frequent presence that not been seen in other camera-trap projects: mountain lions.

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