Five volunteers from Amargosa Valley and Las Vegas braved the high wind speeds to help cut cattails from Kings Pool outflow. After an orientation to the project by FWS biologist Darrick Weissenfluh, volunteers worked for 2.5 hours, removing cattails with hand clippers along approximately 40 meters of stream channel.
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 […]
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?
In the summer’s intense Mojave heat six people strained their eyes against dust and brilliant sun, seeking signs of vegetation in tortoise territory. Walking for miles across the desert, they carried sampling frames, GPS units, and vital liters of water, all to assess the devastating effects of wildfires on the habitat of the threatened Desert Tortoise (Gopherus agassizii). Research Assistants for the Great Basin Institute, this team of explorers spent eight months in the wide open spaces of southern Lincoln County, Nevada, a region of mostly public lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).