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GBI Partner Feature: California Trail Interpretive Center

Posted at 23 July, 2014, 11:18 am

If you’re visiting the Great Basin Institute’s website, you probably have a notion of how rich in natural resources and outdoor recreational opportunities the state of Nevada is, but maybe you’re not as familiar with the Silver (or Sagebrush, or Battle Born) State’s history? Well, luckily for the intrepid academic or the casually curious, Elko, […]


Success Story: Spring Mountains National Recreation Area Collects Over 400 Pounds of Joshua Tree Seed Pods for Restoration (via USFS)

Posted at 21 May, 2014, 4:19 pm

The spring of 2013 gave rise to an extensive Joshua tree (Yucca brevifolia) bloom in the Mojave Desert that lasted for weeks. Joshua trees are pollinated only by the yucca moth while the female lays eggs inside the flowers. When the larvae (caterpillars) emerge, they feed exclusively on Joshua tree seeds; a remarkable example of co-evolution. Interestingly, […]