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GBI Media Contest May 2020 Submissions

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The parks have been closed, but the wild things are stirring. And so too are select GBI personnel, who have been continuing work as best they can. Although field operations were limited throughout May, work exceptions were granted to some of our people to perform crucial labor. And this resulted in the terrific images you see below. These include this…

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Black Lives Matter and Social Justice: Three Statements

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From the Great Basin Institute: The Great Basin Institute supports the Black community regarding ongoing protests against injustice and systemic racism. GBI stands in solidarity with other natural resource groups that have spoken out on this issue and, more importantly, we stand with Black people that have worked with us past, present, and future. It is their basic right to…

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Working in the Age of Coronavirus

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The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a seismic shift in the way many of us go about our daily activities and engage with our work environment. For GBI, the coronavirus outbreak resulted in a suspension of most field activities and an increase in work-from-home. In order to provide a good picture of how various operations have been affected by the pandemic,…

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Maps & Signs: Public Outreach in Cody Wyoming

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In early 2018, GBI entered into an agreement with the Bureau of Land Management to support the Wyoming State Office in promoting public outreach and wilderness education. Recent work on this agreement has yielded a number of tangible products, including interpretive signs and trail maps for the Cody, WY field office, which encompasses and manages 1.1 million surface acres in…

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GBI Photo Contest March 2020 Submissions

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Although GBI field operations are currently suspended, our personnel were able to get a good number of spectacular photos in for the March media contest, and we’re delighted to present some of these submissions here. Among these is the above photo by Research Associate Joey Danielson, who tell us that the picture “was taken while driving home from a 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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