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GBI Media Contest June 2024 Submissions

Artists frequently seek to capture nature in their work. And sometimes, nature does a pretty good job of creating its own art. Or so it seems, especially when we challenge our field personnel to find “Abstracts Shaped by Nature,” which was the theme of June’s media contest. Take for example our winner, Rosemary Austin, whose […]

Assessing Historic and Prehistoric Sites in Stanislaus National Forest

In cooperation with the United States Forest Service, GBI has deployed an archaeology crew, consisting of Alex Pugh, Makena Lurie, William Johnson, and Abigail Ha, to support the USFS’s efforts to protect historic and prehistoric sites within the boundaries of Stanislaus National Forest. The crew just started their training on June 1st, and they are […]

GBI Staff Profile: Marina McCreary

“I work as the Logistics Manager with GBI,” says Marina McCreary. “I’m your ‘things and stuff’ gal! I help manage physical inventory and tracking for programs, coordinate various training sessions for field crew members, and support acquisition of field gear and supplies.” It sounds simple enough, but the logistical requirements of fielding the number and variety […]

NCC’s Leadership Development Program Graduates Seven New Crew Leads

The Nevada Conservation Corps (NCC) conducts important hands-on crew work ranging from trail construction and maintenance, hazardous fuels reduction, habitat restoration, and more. But the NCC is also committed to encouraging professional development, helping participants evolve from crew members to leaders in the field. To this end, the NCC’s Leadership Development Program (LDP) nurtures professional […]

GBI Staff Coordinate Regional Convening for Tahoe-Central Sierra Initiative

In mid-April, GBI’s Research Associate Amanda Milici organized the Tahoe-Central Sierra Initiative’s inaugural Forest Health Collaborative Convening. The Tahoe-Central Sierra Initiative (TCSI) is a partnership focused on enhancing forest resilience, promoting biodiversity, and reducing wildfire risk across 2.4 million acres of Sierra Nevada forested watersheds through innovation and collaboration across landownerships. Led by state, federal, […]

Art and Poetry from the Field

We frequently share photos submitted by our field personnel to our monthly media contest. But some of our submissions are a bit more unusual, like the artwork and poetry shared here. It goes without saying that the sublime natural environments in which GBI works are inspiring, and we are pleased to bring you these inspired […]

GBI Cultural Resources at the Society for California Archaeology Annual Meeting

The above photo shows (L to R) James Arriola, GBI Cultural Resources Program Coordinator; Wren McCullough, GBI Lassen Archaeology Crew 2023-24; Karen B. Supak, GBI Cultural Resources Program Manager, and Michelle Dominguez, GBI Lassen Archaeology Crew 2023, who recently attended the Society for California Archaeology (SCA) Annual Meeting job fair in Riverside, CA. Both Wren and Michelle worked […]

GBI AmeriCorps Members Honored at The Corps Network 2024 Conference

In March, a group of GBI staff members attended The Corps Network 2024 National Conference in Washington, DC. This was a great opportunity to interact with our excellent friends of the Corps Network and to rub shoulders with other like-minded organizations working to improve communities and develop a strong assemblage of publicly engaged youth. And […]

25th Anniversary Reminisces: Lynn Zimmerman

Lynn Zimmerman

In July 2023, Lynn Zimmerman retired from her role as the director of GBI’s Research Associate program. She started in 2007 after some 25 years of teaching and conducting research on animal physiological ecology. Looking for a more applied focus to here work, she found GBI and connected strongly with the mission. Initially brought on […]