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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 […]

Confronting Invasive Plants in South Lake Tahoe’s Watershed

By Alex Williams South Lake Tahoe’s watershed has been facing a serious issue pertaining to aquatic invasive species. Non-native Eurasian Milfoil and Curly Leaf pondweed are two of the most prominent weeds growing in several of Tahoe’s streams. These thick weeds alter the clarity of Tahoe’s water system and hinder recreation spaces that were once […]

GBI Media Contest August 2023 Submissions

While the Summer days continued to scorch our field personnel, GBI launched its August media contest with the hope that having a brisk Autumn in sight could at least bring some promise of cooler times. With this in mind, the theme for the contest was “Flow into the Fall.” Our people were urged to get […]

GBI Media Contest July 2023 Submissions

Astonishing as it may seem, GBI is currently celebrating its 25th anniversary. It doesn’t seem that long ago that Jerry Keir and Sanjay Pyare started the institute at the University of Nevada, Reno. “Time flies,” as they say. And since they say it, we thought that would make a great theme for July’s media contest. […]

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 […]