Five Stanford faculty members specializing in environmental science, history and law have been named to a committee tasked with studying the Searsville Dam for the next two years. The committee will consider the needs of the University, the surrounding community and the environment in order to recommend a course of action for its future.
Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve
Stanford has started assembling a committee for the comprehensive study of Searsville Dam, the contentious landmark in Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve whose future has remained undecided for decades. According to Jasper Ridge Director Philippe Cohen, the committee will decide the fate of the dam within two years.