We are excited to announce that we have been invited to and are attending the Great Basin Landscape Conservation Cooperative's Northwest Basin and Range Ecosystem Symposium. in Lakeview, Oregon on February 15-16, 2017.
We will be showcasing our project during the poster session and will have our photos on display throughout the symposium!
On Wednesday November 16, 2016 I had delicious lunch with my life-partner-in-crime over at Mi Ranchito in Reno, NV. As we were leaving the restaurant it started to snow.. By the time I got close to my house the sky was dark gray and bright blue, sunny and stormy all at the same time.. It was an awesome sight, so rather than to head home, I decided to head up Rattlesnake Mountain for a better view.
Checkout the stormy slideshow below. I really love the photo of the storm swallowing the Grand Sierra Resort (GSR).
Also, Patreon Patrons, there's additional footage for you to check out over on Patreon.
Over Halloween weekend 2016, we came across this amazing ghost rainbow when the low clouds were rolling over the Black Rock Desert. It was an awesome sight! Ghost rainbows, also known as fog bows are made up of tiny water droplets, due to the small size of the water droplets light is not reflected and refracted (as they are in rainbows, with larger droplets) within the drops, but is diffracted by them instead which produces a pale, broad bow! Cool!
We have been talking a lot lately about what we would like to see the Basin and Range Project become. As we grow, we are deciding to narrow our focus a bit and concentrate mostly on our photography. We are in the midsts of creating a visual tour of the Basin and Range region. You can see what we have so far for the tour here: http://www.basinandrange.org/photo-tour.html We are going to try and continue updating the plant and animal profiles when we can and time allows, but we will not be sharing news from other sources as much.
Thank your for your understanding, feedback is always welcome.
We added new photos to both the Smoke Creek Desert and the Granite Range photo galleries. Please swing by and check them out when you have some time!
Wow!!! Check out this gorgeous map by Imgur user Fejetlenfej, a geographer and GIS analyst with a ‘lifelong passion for beautiful maps,’ it highlights the massive expanse of river basins across the 48 contiguous states of the United States.
Click on the map to learn more about the project!
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3860062/The-veins-America-Stunning-map-shows-river-basin-US.html#ixzz4O1452X6N
The 2016 Saving Endangered Species Youth Art Contest is open for submissions. The competition, an integral part of the 11th annual national Endangered Species Day celebration, provides school children in grades K through 12 an opportunity to learn about threatened and endangered wildlife while expressing their knowledge and support for conservation efforts through their artistic and creative talents.
Organized by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Endangered Species Coalition, Association of Zoos and Aquariums, and International Child Art Foundation (ICAF), the contest promotes national awareness of the importance of saving endangered species while recognizing conservation initiatives across the country.
Contest winners will be chosen by a prestigious panel of artists, photographers and conservationists, including Wyland, renowned marine life artist; Jack Hanna, host of Jack Hanna's Into the Wild; David Littschwager, freelance photographer and regular contributor to National Geographic magazine; Susan Middletown, a photographer who has collaborated with Littschwager and whose own work has been published in four books; and Alice Tangerini, botanical illustrator for the Smithsonian Institution.
For more information, including entry categories, judging criteria, prizes, and the entry form, visit www.endangeredspeciesday.org. Entries must be submitted electronically no later than March 1, 2016.
Across the country, organizations hold special events to celebrate Endangered Species Day which was proclaimed by the United States Congress in 2006. Many of the Service's field and regional offices will be hosting such events in their communities and providing unique programs to visitors on endangered species conservation. For more information, visit www.fws.gov/endangered/ESDay/index.html.
Winnemucca, Nev. – The Winnemucca District, Bureau of Land Management (BLM), along with partner organization Friends of Black Rock-High Rock (FBRHR) announce a call to artists to share their thanks in celebrating one of Northern Nevada's icons by applying for spring residencies at the Black Rock Desert High Rock Canyon Emigrant Trails National Conservation Area (NCA). This project is sponsored by the BLM in partnership with FBRHR. Applications will be accepted until March 31, 2016.
Selected artists will schedule residencies for two weeks in May or June 2016. They will be required to create at least one piece of artwork inspired by the Black Rock Desert NCA that will be featured in an exhibition in the summer or fall of 2016. Artists will receive a $350 stipend from Friends of Black Rock-High Rock for developing their work as well as room and board for the duration of their residency. One work of art produced as part of the Artist-in-Residence (AiR) programs nationwide will be selected for wider distribution.
The Black Rock AiR program is open to artists working in any field (including but not limited to painters, photographers, sculptors, cinematographers, poets, musicians, and new-media artists) who are over 18 years of age and United States residents who meet the application criteria.
The AiR program promotes awareness through art of the exceptional places protected within the BLM’s National Conservation Lands. The program provides an opportunity for learning and dialogue about the value of preserving public lands. It will engage and inform an audience through public programs by participants, and will provide time for artists to pursue their work.
Application submissions should include a resume, statement of purpose, samples of artwork and a response to the application questionnaire. Application proposals should reflect the artist’s unique perspective of cultural and natural resources. Winning proposals will promote public appreciation of the landscape, raise awareness of its unique and fragile nature, and inspire conduct that helps to preserve its resources. A panel of jurors will judge the applicant pool. Selected applicants will be notified no later than April 21, 2016. Further information, guidelines and applications are available at www.blackrockdesert.org/about-us/AiR or by calling 775-557-2900.
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