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Save the date for first Great Basin Consortium conference



The University of Nevada, Reno will host the first Great Basin Consortium conference starting at 1 p.m., Monday, Nov. 7, through noon on Wednesday, Nov. 9, on the fourth floor of the Joe Crowley Student Union. The conference is open to the public, and those interested in restoring and conserving resilient Great Basin ecosystems and human communities are encouraged to attend.

The meeting will allow member organizations–the Great Basin Landscape Conservation Cooperative, the Great Basin Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit, the Great Basin Research and Management Partnership, the Great Basin Environmental Program and the Great Basin Restoration Initiative–to share their current research and outreach efforts and to discuss emerging natural resource management issues and initiatives.

The conference features presentations by researchers from the US Forest Service, University of Nevada, Reno, USGS, Nevada Department of Wildlife and others. The early registration fee is $25 until Oct. 31. Registration after Oct. 31 and at the door is $40.

For more information, go to environment.unr.edu/consortium/index.html.

Nevada’s land-grant university founded in 1874, the University of Nevada, Reno has an enrollment of 18,000 students. The university is home to the state’s medical school and one of the country’s largest study-abroad programs, and offers outreach and education programs in all Nevada counties. For more information, visit www.unr.edu. The University of Nevada, Reno is part of the Nevada System of Higher Education.

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