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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 […]

25th Anniversary Reminisces: Jerry Keir

No overview of GBI’s 25 years would be complete without the voice of Jerry Keir. Jerry co-founded the Institute and served as its executive director until just last year. No one has seen GBI grow and flourish the way that Jerry has. What was your role(s) with GBI? I was the co-founder with Sanjay Pyare […]

25th Anniversary Reminisces: Chris Warner

Chris Warner

In celebration of GBI’s 25th anniversary, we’ve been reaching out to staff members, past and present, and asking them to tell us a little bit about their experiences with the Institute over the years. GBI’s Director of Development, Chris Warner, is one such staff member. When did you start at GBI?  September 2005. What is/was […]

GBI Media Contest November 2023 Submissions

“Detail-oriented” is the diplomatic way of saying that GBI personnel often seem to obsess over the tiniest things, especially when conducting field research. Of course, this is done with the understanding that even the minutia of a landscape constitutes a part of the larger ecosystem. With that in mind, the theme for November’s media contest […]

Collaborative Conservation: GBI and USFS in the Heart of Tahoe National Forest

By Monte Ramage, GBI Basin and Range Forestry Program Coordinator The Great Basin Institute (GBI), in collaboration with the United States Forest Service (USFS), has embarked on a vital mission to inventory and monitor the health and population of diverse species within the Truckee and Sierraville Ranger Districts of the Tahoe National Forest. This initiative, […]

GBI Cultural Resources Program Partners with Eldorado National Forest

In 2022, GBI entered into a partnership with the U. S. Forest Service (USFS) to treat approximately 100 miles of system road and remove over 600,000 tons of fuel in areas of Eldorado National Forest (ENF) affected by the 2021 Caldor and Mosquito fire, thereby preparing the area for planting. This is a wide-ranging agreement, […]

Extracurricular Activities: Kassidy Whetstone, Curler

Today we begin a new feature highlighting some of the activities undertaken by GBI personnel that don’t fall into the strict parameters of their work. We spend a lot of time justifiably touting the good work that they do on behalf of GBI, our partners, and our public lands, but other pastimes are just too […]

Nature Together Mural Debuts at Galena Creek Visitor Center

The visitor center at Galena Creek Regional Park has been given a new coat of paint. More than one, in fact. The center now sports a series of brilliant murals serving as a visual representation of the diversity at Galena Creek. The mural is part the ongoing Nature Together Project, which draws on the arts […]

GBI Media Contest September 2023 Submissions

GBI’s Director of Development, Chris Warner, has waited all year to suggest September’s media contest theme. Inspired by the song “September,” we’ve themed the month around “Earth, Wind & Fire.” Yes, we don’t spend all of our time thinking about landscapes and their inhabitants. Sometimes we just love a good groove. And we always love […]

Program Spotlight: Cultural Resources

By Marc Oxoby These are exciting times for GBI. As we approach our 25th anniversary, we find the Institute growing in significant ways. GBI has been expanding its staffing in order to more effectively tackle that challenges to come, and we have also been developing new programs, including Basin & Range Forestry and the Cultural […]