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Great Basin natural resource issues to be discussed at UNR conference

By Bob Conrad
UNR conducts research throughout the Great Basin, such as at the 10,600 acre Gund Ranch near Austin. Researchers pictured here are conducting watershed studies in the hills of the eastern portion of the ranch. Photo by Robert Moore, College of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources.

UNR conducts research throughout the Great Basin, such as at the 10,600 acre Gund Ranch near Austin. Researchers pictured here are conducting watershed studies in the hills of the eastern portion of the ranch. Photo: Robert Moore.

Natural resource issues facing the Great Basin, and the research behind solutions, will be discussed next month at the annual Great Basin Consortium Conference.

The conference, “The Great Basin: A Landscape Under Fire,” will take place at UNR’s Joe Crowley Student Union. Issues that will be tackled include sage grouse, fire and climate change.

The consortium of six organizations representing more than two dozen agencies and institutions who study, manage and protect the Great Basin will hold informative presentations, workshops, panel discussions and meetings at the two-day conference Dec. 9 and 10.

The conference features presentations by researchers from the U.S. Forest Service, the University of Nevada, Reno, U.S. Geological Survey, Nevada Department of Wildlife and others.

For more information about the conference, contact Christina Clack at 775-682-8403, or visit  http://environment.unr.edu/consortium/conference3.html.