Restoration of a burned area provided Nevada Conservation Corps member, Deborah Lopez, the opportunity to improve trail conditions while appearing photogenic for fellow Corps member Liam Downs-Tepper whose photograph of Deb was selected as the winner in the 2016 National Recreation Trail Photo Contest. The photograph was taken along the Mountain Charleston Trail in southern Nevada. The high elevation of the mountain trail system provides much relief from the summer heat of the Mojave, offering Las Vegas residents and visitors a unique trail experience. You can find more information on the contest at winner in the 2016 NRT Photo Contest. Congratulations, Liam, from everyone at GBI HQ!
Both Deborah and Liam serve as AmeriCorps volunteers, supporting National Service throughout the state. After completing his term of service, Liam anticipates a hiking adventure that includes starting at the Arizona Trail, from the Mexican, border to Utah. Deborah intends to stay with the institute, seeking Research Associate opportunities throughout the West.