GBI Media Contest August 2020 Submissions, Part 2

Here’s the second part of our August 2020 media contest, headed by the atmospheric photo above, courtesy of the Nevada Conservation Corps’ own Sean Herman, who won the NCC photo contest. Sean describes the photo, which depicts crew member Elina Turner: “This photo was taken at sunrise under the smoke of the Hog Fire. This project had us stationed near Susanville thinning out Junipers that were making their way down the mountain. In the past, prescribed burns were done to treat this area but with the passing of the Clean Air Act of 1963, manual thinning is the best alternative. By manually thinning, we reduce fuel in the area and create buffers lines to potentially slow the spread of a fire.”

Below are more of August’s submissions. Thanks to all who submitted. Great work!

Megan Frick, Research Associate, Archivist, Bryce Canyon National Park. “This image was from a recent hike I did over the weekend at the Grand Canyon (North Rim) on a portion of the Arizona Trail. Starting at the North Kaibab Trailhead on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, passing through Harvey Meadow and going past the Widforss Trailhead, I continued along the road to the right heading northwest. It turns to the north and runs through forests and meadows where these photos were taken.”
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Kelsey Denning, Research Associate. “Smoky morning on Perazzo Meadows.”
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Maddy Noet, Research Associate. “Tahoe National Forest at sunset after a light thunderstorm, big sparks for wildfires in forests.”
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Azad Vojdani, AmeriCorps member. “The city of Winnemucca is seeing the smoke of the fire in Reno. Makes the sun look like a large amber stone in the sky!”
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Kyle Weber, AmeriCorps member. “The LTBMU Forestry Crew marking hazardous trees on the north shore of Lake Tahoe. We have partnered with Liberty Utilities to mark hazardous trees along power lines that cross over National Forest land. This work prevents trees from falling on lines and causing catastrophic wildfires like the electric caused Camp Fire in 2018, the most destructive and deadly fire in California history. “

2 Comments

  • Gretchen Nelson says:

    My vote in part 2 is by Sean Herman of Elina Turner trekking across In the brush with smoke behind her covering everything behind. It’s a good representation of how one can feel so very alone out there. It feels like being separated from everyone & everything.

  • Bonnie says:

    Beautiful images. Tales are told. Thank you for publishing.

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