Updates From the Field

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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COVID 19 UPDATE 5.17.2020

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This is the policy status update for the week beginning 5/17/2020. The Institute is pleased to report progress toward returning to field this week. While not all partnership activity will resume as planned, the 2020 summer field season does appear more viable and promising at this time. Please continue to stay in close communication with your GBI coordinators as training…

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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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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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