Updates From the Field

Nevada Conservation Corps Performs Maintenance on the Toiyabe Crest Trail

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In the 1930s, the Civilian Conservation Corps and Army Corps of Engineers built the Toiyabe Crest Trail (TCT), which stretches for more than 70 miles through the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, including 35 miles within Arc Dome Wilderness. It has been described as the longest continuously maintained trail in Nevada, but unfortunately, the TCT is notably inaccessible, primarily due to overgrowth…

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GBI Media Contest June 2021 Submissions, Part 3

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Here is the third and final collection of our June media contest entries. Starting things off is the above photo submitted by Research Associate Ross Adams, who describes what’s happening in the image: “Jammin’ on the bear can bongos! Pictured: Guy Hernandez, NPS, gets excited for yellow star-thistle treatment on Woodlot Slope in Yosemite National Park. The invasives crew practices…

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GBI Media Contest June 2021, Part 2

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As previously mentioned, June’s J-themed media contest overwhelmed us, both in quality and volume. And we can’t not share more of these great images from our field personnel, so here’s the second of three galleries of June submissions. The above image is courtesy of Research Associate Alessandra Puig-Santana, who writes, “I am the Spanish Language Social Media GBI for Joshua…

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GBI Media Contest June 2021 Submissions, Part 1

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For this month’s media contest, we kept things simple. The theme was “J”. Yes, just the letter “J”, as in June. As in Jay, Juniper, Joy, and Joshua Tree. And as in Japanese-American, as we see with our winning entry, submitted by AmeriCorps member, Jenna Horiuchi, who submitted photos related to the incarceration of Japanese-Americans from 1942-1945 during WWII, over…

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National Trails Day and GBI

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In 1993, the American Hiking Society started National Trails Day, which has been held on the first Saturday of June every year since. This is a day dedicated to various public events focused on advocacy and service in support of our trails systems, and it brings together many individuals, federal agencies, and local organizations that support responsible and sustainable recreation…

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GBI Media Contest May 2021 Submissions

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As we continue to emerge from what has been a challenging year, this month’s media contest theme, “Regrowth,” seems particularly appropriate. And our submissions capture a hopefulness and rejuvenation that is most welcome. Included in these is our winning contribution, above, courtesy of Research Associate, Nic Anderson. As Nic describes, this perfectly captures the theme: “This was one of my…

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The Nevada Native Seed Partnership hosts the 5th annual Nevada Native Seed Forum

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On March 16-17, 2021, the Nevada Native Seed Partnership (NNSP) hosted the 5th annual Nevada Native Seed Forum. NNSP is a collaboration between numerous federal, state, and non-profit partners, including the Bureau of Land Management, the U.S. Forest Service, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Nevada Department of Wildlife, the Nevada Department of Agriculture, the Nevada Department of Conservation…

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GBI Media Contest March 2021 Submissions

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With the March media contest, we asked for images that presented role models and inspirations, and we received an appealing variety of entries, including that by our winner, Jackie Spicer. Her entry, above, features Grace Palermo from Friends of Nevada Wilderness. As she explains, “Grace has been one of my role models since 2016 when I first volunteered with Friends…

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COVID-19: A Message from Our Executive Director

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Below find a message from GBI’s executive director, Jerry Keir, sent to GBI staff in anticipation of the forthcoming field season and the ever-evolving coronavirus pandemic. Good morning, Team GBI, Linked here is a succinct summation by the NY Times re. the Covid 19 crisis and trend. As we deploy our seasonal workforce, please remain vigilant with mitigation measures.  While…

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GBI Media Contest February 2021 Submissions

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The theme for February’s media contest was “friendship.” And around here, well, that seems to often mean dogs. Among those featured here is Cassie, brought to us by contest winner and Research Associate, Brianna Herner. Brianna explains that this was taken in her backyard in Littleton, Colorado, where almost a foot of snow had fallen. “My dog Cassie is obsessed with the…

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