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GBI Media Contest June 2023 Contest Submissions

GBI Media Contest June 2023 Contest Submissions

For the June media contest, we asked our people to tell us “Your Wilderness Story,” a wide open theme that allowed for the terrific variety of images you’ll find below.

The winning entry, above, comes from Shikha Acharya, Forestry Stewardship Coordinator for the Western Divide at Springville, CA. Her caption for the photo is pithy enough: “Nature’s way of telling you… go home.”

Keep scrolling to see more great stories-in-pictures.

Kieran Yanaway, Research Associate, Engineering Resource Assistant, Denver Federal Center, Lakewood, CO | Anderson Ranch Dam, Mountain Home, ID. “This photograph was taken in late June in the channel valley just above the Anderson Ranch dam in Mountain Home, Idaho. A small amount of water is passing through the spillway.”
Cora Davies, Research Associate, Protocol Support Specialist, Marin Islands National Wildlife Refuge. “Marin Islands National Wildlife Refuge located in San Rafael Bay. These two small islands were used by the Miwok people and are currently home to over 100 native plant species.”
Yoselyn Ayala, Research Associate, Invasive Plant Technician (Program Lead), Joshua Tree National Park. “Palm Oasis on Cahuilla Land.”
Skyler Kane, Research Associate, Biological Science Technician, Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest. “These are photos of an unexpected field of Palmer’s penstemon (Penstemon palmeri) in a burn scar.”
Kyle Kusa, Basin & Range Forestry, Wildlife Technician, Sequoia National Forest. “A ‘behind the scenes’ photo of our crew listening for owls and filling out data sheets at a different PAC.”
Adam Meintsma, Research Associate, Wildlife Habitat Biotechnician, Hart Mountain National Antelope Refuge. “Solitude in the High Desert.”
Ally O’Rullian, Research Associate, Communication Specialist, Zion National Park. “Calm in Kolob Canyon.”
Natalie Shannon, Research Associate, Biological Science Technician, Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest. “From the ashes of the mahogany burn scar in the Spring Mountains, rises beauty and hope.”

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