GBI Media Contest December 2022 Submissions

Bleak. The word doesn’t necessarily conjure the loveliest images. And it must be admitted that many of the places GBI personnel work might be considered desolate by the uninitiated, especially during the cold winter months. But we see the sometimes hidden beauty of these spaces, and with December’s media contest theme, “Embrace the bleakness,” we […]

GBI Media Contest November 2022 Submissions

We love autumn. The season brings an especially poignant beauty out of our natural landscapes, one that reminds us both of change and of the ever-recurring cycle of nature. In this spirit, November’s media contest theme was “Legends of the Fall.” As usual, our field personnel did not disappoint, as evidenced by the images below, […]

Sequoia Wildlife Photography: A Gallery by Nicole Dart

We’re always excited to receive images from the field, and we love to share those with readers so that they can see something of the experiences, the locales, the flora, and the fauna that our field personnel encounter on a regular basis. We were blown away, then, when GBI Research Associate Nicole Dart sent us […]

Partnering with the California Tahoe Conservancy

GBI is proud to announce that we have entered into a new partnership with the California Tahoe Conservancy. Established in 1985, the Conservancy is a California state agency, which owns and manages approximately 6,500 acres of land, with the stated purpose of “protecting the natural environment and promoting public recreation and access to Lake Tahoe.” […]

Program Spotlight: Basin & Range Forestry

Today we spotlight GBI’s Basin & Range Forestry program (BRF). This forestry program partners with the USFS to complete projects which include improving forest health, surveying and data collection, large scale stewardship contracting, and post fire recovery projects. We deploy crews to work on forests all throughout the Sierra Nevadas, from Sequoia National Forest and […]


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

(Eldorado National Forest – Placerville, Pacific, and Amador Ranger Districts “Caldor Fire Restoration Project”) The Great Basin Institute (GBI), on behalf of the U.S. Forest Service (“Forest Service” or “FS”), Eldorado National Forest (ENF), Placerville, Pacific, and Amador Ranger Districts, intends to contract a qualified Environmental Planning consultant (“the consultant”) to provide comprehensive National Environmental […]

IF/THEN STEAM Fair Comes to San Diego Comic-Con

When one thinks of the Great Basin Institute, the San Diego Comic-Con is perhaps not the first thing that comes to mind. But lo and behold, we did indeed have a presence at this year’s convention in the form of GBI Research Associate Samantha Wynns, who has been consistently involved in exciting, unique projects, often […]

GBI Media Contest July 2022 Submissions

The theme for July’s media contest was “America the Beautiful”. Well, that’s certainly something that our field personnel would know about. GBI deploys people in places throughout the West with such stunning sights that we are constantly reminded of what makes the work that we do so valuable. The winner of the contest is Katie […]