Updates From the Field

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

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Lately, we really haven’t given our trails crew 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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Oral History Adds Understanding to the Multi-Layered History of Manzanar

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In September 2019, GBI entered into an agreement with the National Park Service to deploy a Research Associate to conduct historical interpretation and engage with various communities, including Japanese Americans and Tribal peoples, at Manzanar National Historic Site. Manzanar is, of course, best known as a Japanese American internment site during World War II. This project aims to increase understanding…

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GBI Joins The Wildlife Society and American Fisheries Society joint conference in Reno, NV.

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From September 29th to October 3rd, Reno, NV played host to the first joint conference of The Wildlife Society and American Fisheries Society. Spread out between the Reno Convention Center and several area hotels, this was the largest gathering of fish and wildlife professionals ever. Indeed, the conference drew around 4,400 participants. As conference organizers explain, this conference provides “[u]nprecedented…

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GBI Photo Contest August 2019 Submissions

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Yet again, we’ve received a bunch of great submissions to the GBI photo/media contest, including the winner displayed at the top of this page. This beautiful night sky photo was submitted by Alessandra Puig-Santana, Spanish Language Social Media Technician at Joshua Tree National Park. (Learn more about Alessandra’s work HERE.) Below you’ll find the August finalists, which we opened up…

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