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Co-Founder Sanjay Pyare Revisits GBI with Drone Workshop

Last month, GBI hosted a drone workshop to support forest stewardship and NEPA planning efforts.  GBI co-founders, Jerry Keir and Sanjay Pyare, were re-united, along with several GBI staff, during the half day discussion and field workshop held at the Galena Creek Visitor Center in south Reno. Dr. Pyare provided an overview of varied applications of drone […]

Research Associate Profile: Christian Thorsberg

The world of environmental science produces a great number of written texts documenting the findings and results of field research, monitoring, restoration, and the like. For many in the field, the creation of these texts is seen as a necessary task, but not one that invites enthusiasm. But GBI Research Associate Christian Thorsberg is something […]

 Notification of Pre-Bid Tour 

Vast view of a forest with surrounding mountains under a blue sky

 Revised April 28, 2023   Great Basin Institute, in partnership with the Eldorado National Forest, invites prospective bidders to join a pre-bid tour of three priority projects available for contracting in FY 2023 -24. The tour includes the Scottiago Forest Health Project (est. 1,200 ac), the Vulcan Fire Salvage Skyline Project Phase One (est. 823 ac) […]

COVID-19 Policy Update 3/29/2023

Beginning March 24th, 2023 Great Basin Institute no longer requires COVID-19 vaccination of our program participants, staff or volunteers.  GBI still encourages all employees to maintain a current vaccination status with boosters as recommended by the Center for Disease Control (CDC). “Many people in the United States have some protection, or immunity, against COVID-19 due […]

COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement for Employment Statement

As Great Basin Institute navigates the changing public health circumstances, please know that we are proactively addressing concerns surrounding Coronavirus (COVID-19).  The health and safety of our employees and partners is our top priority, and we have taken precautionary steps to reduce the spread of illness in our workplace.  The Institute will utilize resources published […]

COVID 19 UPDATE 7.20.2020

This is the policy status update for the week beginning 7/20/2020. For GBI Employees and Volunteers. Policy restrictions continue to increase in response to the rise in positive cases in our region.  As we monitor these changes in policy at the state and county level, please note that our federal CDC guidelines remain essential for […]

Celebrating Our Taylor Creek Visitor Center Volunteers

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 […]

UNR Journalism Students Document the Galena Creek Restoration Project

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 […]

Recreation of 1882 Mount Trumbull lithograph sheds light on landscape evolution

A lithograph from Mount Trumbull created during John Wesley Powell’s 1882 expedition provided an unusual adventure for GBI Research Associates. Todd Miller and Julianne Renner, working with the National Park Service, undertook the long, steep hike to the top of Mount Trumbull in order to generate photographic recreations of the lithograph. More than just an […]