Updates From the Field

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GBI Represents at the 45th Annual Desert Tortoise Council Symposium

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GBI personnel were well represented at this year’s Desert Tortoise Council Symposium, held February 20-22, 2020 in Las Vegas. In fact, they made up about 10% of all attendees.  GBI’s Desert Tortoise Data and Program Manager, Jackie Dougherty, and Associate Director for Southern Nevada, Terry Christopher, provide an overview of the symposium and GBI’s involvement below. The Desert Tortoise Council…

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GBI Photo Contest February 2020 Submissions

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The GBI Photo Contest continued to prove that our field personnel not only have great dedication to our landscapes, but also have a great eye for framing it. February’s winner is Research Associate Dorian Miller, who is serving as Archaeology Technician at Death Valley National Park. He describes the image as “The view east towards historic Geologists Cabin with Striped…

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Celebrating Our Taylor Creek Visitor Center Volunteers

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In 2018, GBI became the interpretive association for Taylor Creek Visitor Center, located on the south shore of Lake Tahoe. The visitor center is home to the Lake of the Sky Amphitheater and Steam Profile Chamber, and also offers a variety of interpretive materials and programs.  It is estimated that about 150,000 people visited the center during the 2019 operating…

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UNR Journalism Students Document the Galena Creek Restoration Project

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We are very excited to share this video, created by Trina Kleist, Kylene Yumul, and Janice Baker, students at the University of Nevada, Reno’s Reynolds School of Journalism. It details work being done on the Galena Creek Restoration project, which seeks to stabilize creek beds in order to reduce the erosion of dirt into our water system. Additionally, the project,…

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GBI Media Contest January 2020 Submissions

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The monthly GBI media contest takes flight for 2020 with this spectacular bit of video from AmeriCorps member Taylor Thomas, who explains, “This is a video of the lucky California Condor known as 586 (K6) being released back into the wild after undergoing treatment for lead toxicity. I am serving with The Peregrine Fund, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the…

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Biodiversity Project in Elko District with GBI, NDOW, and BLM

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Current public management of sensitive species has often been hindered by limited and incomplete knowledge as a result of outdated research, inadequate staffing, or the confines of project-based data gathering. But over the past year, GBI has been working with the Nevada Department of Wildlife and Bureau of Land Management to rectify this situation in the Elko District. Through the…

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NCC Blazing (and Improving) Trail at Kershaw-Ryan State Park

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Lately, we really haven’t given our trails crews enough love on these pages, but they continue to do great work building and restoring trails throughout Nevada and the West. These include the Flume Trail project in Incline Village, the 5th Street project close to Prison Hill in Carson City, the Spooner Lake Trail project in Tahoe, Great Basin National Park…

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GBI Photo Contest October 2019 Submissions

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Nature, they say, offers solace and beauty. But when our media team offered a theme of “SPOOKY!” for the October photo contest, our field personnel brought out the darker side of our environment. The winner is AmeriCorps member Joshua Schuster who submitted the above picture of his archaeology crew in the Spring Mountains. Enjoy these other submissions, eerie, startling, atmospheric……

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