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Aquatic and Remote Sensing Monitoring Launches in Idaho and Wyoming

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For the 2017 field season the institute is pleased to announce new partnerships with the Utah State University and the BLM National Operating Center. As the Bureau addresses sage grouse habitat and the effectiveness of fuels treatment, GBI field crews will be collecting data on aquatic systems as well as resiliency and response to Pinyon Juniper removal.  Utilizing AIM lotic protocols,…

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Adventures Down Under: Confessions of a Cave Management Specialist.

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Story by Rebecca Urbanczyk, GBI Research Associate. Photos by Rebecca Urbanczyk, Deanna Stever and Emily Simpson. Ever since my first subterranean adventure in West Virginia, I have been hooked on caves and everything inside of them. So when I was offered the Cave Management Specialist job with the Great Basin Institute and the Bureau of Land Management-Ely District in Eastern…

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My AmeriCorps internship served me well

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One of our goals at Great Basin Institute is to introduce people to professional opportunities in resource and ecological management. Every once in a while, we hear back from one of our alumni. Here’s an update from one of our AmeriCorps interns, who served a few years back.  By Patrick Freeze PhD Graduate Research Assistant, Soil Science Washington State University, Pullman…

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Galena’s ‘Bee Hotel’ could save the forest

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This ‘bee hotel’ at the Galena Creek Visitors Center is an attempt to provide a pesticide-free haven for bees, bugs and other pollinators which are critical to a functional environment in the Sierra Nevada and Great Basin.  Story and photo by Ben Spillman, courtesy Reno Gazette-Journal It looks like someone built a firewood shelter in front of the Galena Creek Visitor…

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