Updates From the Field

COVID 19 UPDATE 7.20.2020

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This is the policy status update for the week beginning 7/20/2020. For GBI Employees and Volunteers. Policy restrictions continue to increase in response to the rise in positive cases in our region.  As we monitor these changes in policy at the state and county level, please note that our federal CDC guidelines remain essential for maintaining the safety of the…

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NCC and HistoriCorps Preserve Johnson Lake Log Cabins

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If you’d like to see some satisfying before and after pictures of house renovations, look no further! Except these houses are from the early 1900s, and the renovations consist of restoring and preserving them as part of a project on a federally recognized historic landscape.  In 2016 and 2017, Nevada Conservation Corps and HistoriCorps teamed up to help preserve these log cabins at Johnson…

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GBI Media Contest June 2020 Submissions

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GBI has started cautiously redeploying field personnel, which means submissions to our monthly media contest will continue to roll in. Our June entries have been delightful, including images of smiling faces, blossoming flowers, vivid landscapes, and the magical “The Road to Yosemite,” this month’s winner (above), submitted by AmeriCorps member, Aaron Richards. Our thanks to Aaron and all who submitted…

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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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