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Stewardship Saturday Volunteer Cattail Cutting

While cattails are native to Ash Meadows, historically they were not as abundant as they are today. The reason for their overgrowth in the springs and streams at Ash Meadows is largely due to past habitat alterations – namely, the large-scale farming and ranching that occurred in the 1950s-1970s.

Desert Dumping Program

Las Vegas, Nevada is a sprawling city of nearly two million residents. It is surrounded by natural wonders on all sides, including Sloan Canyon, Red Rock, Sunrise Mountain, Rainbow Gardens and Tule Springs. These are just a few of the Bureau of Land Management’s designated recreation and special use areas bordering the city, which has […]

Flying High at Lake Tahoe-Nevada State Park

Have you ever seen a squirrel fly? For most people, the answer is no. For a small group of GBI Research Associates, the answer is yes – many times! Amidst the swarm of summer hikers and mountain bikers at Lake Tahoe-Nevada State Park, a five-person field crew spent long hours searching for, and gathering data on, northern flying squirrels (Glaucomys sabrinus). You won’t see them very often because they’re nocturnal, only foraging for mushrooms and lichen at night. Most Tahoe locals don’t even know they exist. This summer, we often heard, “I didn’t know we had flying squirrels!” or “Yeah right, and flying monkeys too?”

Let’s Explore: Time Travelers

Over 75 people traveled back in time this Saturday at the Longstreet Boardwalk – the site of Jack Longstreet’s restored cabin – to experience life at Ash Meadows in the early 1900s.

Stewardship Saturday Volunteer Event- Ash Meadows National Wildlife Area

Volunteers eagerly took to the warm water in Crystal Spring outflow on Saturday morning to strategically remove cattails (bulrush was left uncut along the outflow). The group was composed of 14 volunteers from Las Vegas and Pahrump, including members of the Amargosa Conservancy, young men from the Continuum of Care Program of Clark County, and the Boy Scouts in Pahrump.

Ash Meadows National Wildlife Area- Let’s Explore Snakes and Lizards!

The sand dunes at Peterson Reservoir were literally crawling with snakes, lizards and kids on Saturday, September 11th, for Ash Meadows’ fall kickoff event: Let’s Explore Snakes & Lizards! Approximately 43 children and 15 adults attended the event, from Amargosa Valley Elementary School, Death Valley Academy, Shoshone Middle School, Tecopa-Francis Elementary, and the Pahrump 4-H Rockhounds.

GBI and UNR to Offer Ten-Week Research Experience for Undergraduates, June 7 – August 13, 2010—Apply by March 8th for this Great Summer Opportunity

Are you a full-time student who will have junior or senior status by Fall 2010? Are you majoring in environmental studies, natural resources, biology, ecology, hydrology, resource economics, or statistics? Does working in the scenic eastern Sierra Nevada watershed, with renowned University of Nevada, Reno research faculty, on real-world environmental conservation projects, sound exciting to you?