Updates From the Field

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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Aquatic Invasive Species Outreach at Lake Mead National Recreation Area

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Clearer water means high quality water, right? Well, not necessarily. Take Lake Mead as an example, where clearing water is actually evidence of the impact of the quagga mussel. This mollusk was introduced to the Great Lakes from Ukraine in the 1980s and was first discovered in Lake Mead in 2007, and as an invasive species, its impact in considerable….

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GBI Photo Contest June 2019 Submissions

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GBI’s field personnel continue to dazzle us with their photographs. Here we present just a few of many submissions to our monthly photo contest, including June’s winning image, above. This one was taken by Wade Plafcan, an ecological monitoring crew lead working alongside the Bureau of Land Management in Moab, Utah. Castleton Tower can be seen in the background of…

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