GBI Media Contest July 2020 Submissions

The resumption of field activities has, of course, resulted in greater opportunities for our personnel to photographically document their work and environs. And as a result, the submissions to July’s media contest made choosing a winner a daunting task indeed. This month’s winner is Trish Austin, NCC crew member, who was moved by the patriotic spirit of the month to assemble the mosaic pictured above. “We were in the middle of a 12 mile scouting hike and took lunch at Baker Lake,” she explains. “I saw the rocks and made a small flag! It doesn’t have 13 stripes but it does have 50 stars (tiny rocks).” Our congratulations to Trish and our thanks to everyone else who submitted to the contest. A selection of their wonderful photos appears below.

Anthony Morales, NCC Crew Lead, Pine Nut Mountain Range. “I took a shot of this short-eared owl next to camp one morning (6am) as I was leaving to the worksite.”

Carolyn Farley, NCC. “Beneath Doso Doyabi peak, Lily Khatibi clears vegetation at the GBNP visitor center to preserve current and historic structures in Baker, NV.”

Rachel Carroll, Staff. “Red, White, and sort of Blue. I collected these pieces of red jasper and petrified wood outside of Gabbs, Nevada. The wood has been replaced by common opal, giving it a glassy white color for the most part, though the blue-ish pieces are somewhat translucent which lets the darker color of the black, opalized bark to show through. Nevada really is a rockhound’s paradise between the variety of things to collect across the state and, more importantly, so much BLM owned land being open to mineral collecting!”

Kyle Weber, AmeriCorps member. “The sunset at Carson Pass.”

Drew Edgeworth, NCC. Trail Crew members working on the Flume Trail at Lake Tahoe.

 
Kevin Myers, AmeriCorps member. “A flamingo floaty. To social distance on my off days I’ve taken to canyoneering with coworkers. We typically end at the Colorado River where the water is cold and there are no people!”

Aaron Richards, AmeriCorps member. “Red (fir) White (stars) and Blue (sky). Taken 4th of July weekend near Mammoth.”

Emily Jackson, AmeriCorps member, botany crew member for the Klamath National Forest. “Dichelostemma ida-maia, also known as the firecracker flower! I found this flower while removing Isatis tinctoria, an invasive weed, from the Klamath National Forest. It is native to Northern California and Southern Oregon. This crimson flower captures one of our flag’s colors, as well as has an appropriate name for the 4th of July.”

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