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 […]

GBI Media Contest January 2022 Submissions

Woman kayaking in a river on a gloomy day

“Fun at Work in the New Year.” That was the theme of January’s media contest. Of course, January is a relatively quiet time for field work (though administratively, we’re super busy recruiting for the next field season), but that didn’t stop our people from finding fun in these wonderful environments in which they work. Take, […]

GBI Media Contest December 2021 Submissions

Woman doing a handstand on red soil by a tree

Our monthly media contest provided us with a strong finish to what has again been a challenging year. And we’re particularly pleased to present the unbridled good cheer evident in the winning entry pictured above. This was submitted by Research Associate Rebecca Finnigan, serving as Compliance Archivist at Zion National Park. Here’s what she has […]

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement Policy Update: Updated 12.23.2021

This is the policy status update for December 23, 2021. As of December 21, 2021, GBI now requires booster shots to maintain Fully Vaccinated status. All GBI employees are expected to be fully vaccinated by Jan. 16, 2022. All individuals are eligible to receive booster shots six months after the second dose of Pfizer and […]

GBI Media Contest November 2021 Submissions

California Condors sitting on a metal bridge above a large canyon river

If you fear heights, you might not have guessed from AmeriCorps member Sierra Martin’s winning photo above that the theme of November’s media contest was “gratefulness”. Sierra, who works as a California Condor Monitoring Technician with The Peregrine Fund, however, expresses her appreciation of the experience well: “I am so thankful to be working with […]

GBI Media Contest October 2021 Submissions

We went with a simple theme for the October media contest: Fall. The season certainly brought out the beautiful autumnal colors captured in the images below. And, of course, given the build up to Halloween, we received a few holiday-specific submissions, including our winner above. This photo was submitted by Research Associate, David Fleshman, who […]