GBI Media Contest May 2022 Submissions, Part 2

Welcome to Part 2 of our May media contest gallery. (Find Part 1 HERE.) The volume and quality of May’s submissions were so great that we had no choice but to not only split the gallery into two posts, but to also declare two winners, including Research Associate, Sarah Mendoza. Sarah, who is servings alongside […]

GBI Media Contest May 2022 Submissions, Part 1

We always get plenty of great submissions to our monthly media contest, and with May’s theme of “wildlife,” we knew we were in for a treat. We were perhaps less prepared for the sheer volume of fantastic images that our field personnel sent our way. How could we possibly select a single winning entry? Well, […]

Remembering Rick Sweitzer

With great sadness, GBI mourns the loss of Dr. Rick Sweitzer, our senior wildlife biologist.  Rick was a passionate, dedicated team member and he will be greatly missed.   He served as superb lead on numerous NEPA projects and worked tirelessly toward species preservation and habitat protection.  Rick earned his Masters and PhD degrees from the […]

GBI COVID-19 Policy Update

GBI COVID-19 Steps for Positive Cases To maintain The Great Basin Institute’s duty and commitment to provide and maintain a workplace that is free of known hazards, we are adopting a process for employees when they have a tested positive for COVID-19. This process is meant to safeguard the health of our employees, AmeriCorps members, […]

Supporting the Mission of the Bureau of Reclamation

Our collaborations with the Bureau of Reclamation (USBR), in support of its mission to manage, develop, and protect water and related resources, represent some of the most diverse and technical projects on which our Research Associates work. Our cooperative agreement gives early career professionals and opportunity to engage in projects related to environmental education, ecological […]

GBI Media Contest April 2022 Submissions

The theme for April’s media contest is one for all the botany enthusiasts: Plants. Obviously, the flora of our project areas is a crucial part of the landscapes in which our personnel, botanists or otherwise, work. The explosively colorful winner, above, was taken by Research Associate Allison Sloat, who just wrapped up working with us […]

Historic Preservation at Joshua Tree National Park

Working with the National Park Service, GBI has been supporting historic preservation at Joshua Tree National Park (JOTR). This cooperative agreement between GBI and NPS involves site assessments and the application of preservation and preventative treatments to a variety of historic mining and homesteading structures. These efforts fall under the purview of the National Historic […]

GBI Media Contest March 2022 Submissions

Water. It’s arguably our most important natural resource, and the control and management of water in the Western United States has a storied history. Beyond that, “water” was also the theme of our March media contest. And the entries submitted by our field personnel provide varied views into how this resource shapes the landscape and […]

GBI Media Contest February 2022 Submissions

Bryce Canyon overlook

February’s media contest was all about the stunning landscapes. The monthly theme was “Dawn & Dusk”, and although our project areas are always beautiful, the play of light at the start and end of day brings out something truly magical, as evidenced by our winning submission above. This photo of Bryce Canyon National Park comes […]