GBI has entered into a third year of assessments of rangeland health with the Bureau of Land Management, providing resource managers with communicative tools to aid in addressing the increasingly problematic status of Sage-grouse. Employing rangeland indicator protocols, teams gather data to determine the current status on habitat conditions. These data, along with considerations of spatial variability and landscape relationships, are…
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Contributed by Leah Madison: ICVE Education and Logistics Coordinator Summer 2012 was filled with the shenanigans, laughter, and hard work of a very special group of members with exceptionally bright minds and fantastic senses of humor. Projects included researching and monitoring flying squirrels in the Tahoe Basin, building trails in both the Tahoe and Great Basins, improving habitat for cavity…
Ash Meadows Ed-Ventures is an experiential, environmental education program for third graders in Nye County – a highly underserved area. While meeting important cross-curricular academic standards, the program strives to foster an appreciation for the refuge and its precious biological resources in the desert. The hope is that the Ed-Ventures experience will someday translate into a sense of pride and stewardship for our public lands in southern Nevada.
Along the way, the teams read true accounts from the 49ers treacherous journey – stories of hunger, scurvy, miscalculations, exhaustion, fear of the unknown, and in many cases, death. Like the 49ers, navigation proved to be a challenge. “We lost our way a few times, as with all the 49ers,” explained SNAP education specialist Stacy Dahl, “but we were able to get back on course.”
Immediately upon arrival, six desert bighorn sheep were spotted walking up the range. Later on, a ewe and her lamb were spotted as well. During the fall, bighorn sheep are seen almost daily drinking from the freshwater springs and streams at Point of Rocks.
LAMOILLE CANYON — Signs of construction were littered everywhere. Chipped rocks and shifted dirt consistently dotting the new Talbot trail gave evidence of the freshly made route.
However, after seeing only a pair of workers widening out a couple switchbacks in the early going, the trail was practically deserted.
Check out this video of Nevada Conservation Corps crew doing trail work in the Spring Mountains, located just outside of Las Vegas. For the full story, please visit the News8 Now website.
The event sought to expose people to some of the most feared and misunderstood creatures on earth – bats and scorpions – and foster an appreciation for the important role that these animals play in nature and our own lives.
Welcome to all our new Research Associates, NCC AmeriCorps Members, and International volunteers! Check out this video of Wilderness First Aid Training during orientation week.