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News & Updates

Volunteers Clean up Desert in Southern Nevada

Posted at 29 October, 2014, 8:34 am

So far in 2014, volunteers have helped Nevada Conservation Corps crews and GBI Research Associates clean up 1,870 cubic yards of illegally dumped trash in southern Nevada.


Great Basin Institute Research May Help Potentially Threatened West Coast Fishers

Posted at 14 October, 2014, 11:06 am

For the last seven years, GBI conservation biologist Dr. Rick A. Sweitzer, PhD, has been studying the population dynamics of a small, isolated population of fishers (Pekania pennanti) in the southern Sierra Nevada, California near Yosemite National Park. Fishers in this region are struggling to exist in the face of threats from logging, forest fires, collisions with vehicles on highways, and poisons being used around illegal marijuana grow sites between Yosemite and Sequoia and Kings Canyon national parks.