Great Basin National Park News
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Commemorating 100 Years of Lehman Caves National Monument
January 27, 2022 | 3:27 pm
President Warren G. Harding declared Lehman Caves a national monument on January 24, 1922. It was dedicated in a grand celebration on August 6th that involved the American Legion, the mayor of Baker, and local school children. For 11 years the Caves were administered by the U.S. Forest Service, until 1933 when they were transferred to the U.S. National Park Service. In 1986, with the establishment of Great Basin National Park, Lehman Caves National Monument was abolished and incorporated into the new park.
Finding of No Significant Impact Approved for the Strawberry Creek Restoration Project
October 1, 2021 | 8:48 am
The National Park Service has approved the Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) and Non-Impairment Determination for the Strawberry Creek Restoration Project in Great Basin National Park, NV. This completes the environmental compliance process for this project.
Great Basin Law Enforcement Manager Joshua Vann Awarded Department of the Interior Citation for Valor
September 24, 2021 | 3:13 pm
During a virtual ceremony on Thursday, September 23, Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland announced the recipients of the Department’s most prestigious awards during the 75th Honor Award Convocation. Joshua Vann, manager of the Law Enforcement Program at Great Basin National Park, received a Citation for Valor on Thursday from the Department of the Interior for bravery and lifesaving efforts.
12th Annual Astronomy Festival at Great Basin National Park
August 12, 2021 | 3:57 pm
Great Basin National Park’s 12th annual Astronomy Festival is coming up, September 9 – 11, 2021. Join us for three days and three nights, of day and night astronomy activities for all ages! Great Basin National Park in Baker, Nevada is an International Dark Sky Park, as certified by the International Dark Sky Association, and features some of the darkest night skies in the country. During the daytime visitors may safely view the sun through solar telescopes, enjoy ranger programs, and participate in kids’ activities. Each evening features different events followed by hours of night sky viewing via telescopes staffed by astronomy volunteers.
Baker Lake Renovation, Trail Closures, Back Country Camping Restriction, and Access to Baker Lake Water Restriction
August 10, 2021 | 10:30 am
Great Basin National Park will be conducting a rotenone treatment at Baker Lake on September 1st 2021 to remove non-native fish species. The treatment will restore habitat for the native Bonneville cutthroat trout which will be released in Baker Lake in 2023. The project is being conducted in cooperation with the Nevada Division of Wildlife.
Environmental Assessment for the Strawberry Creek Restoration Project Available for Public Comment
August 10, 2021 | 10:23 am
The National Park Service (NPS) is seeking public comment on the Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Strawberry Creek Restoration Project in Great Basin National Park. The public comment period for the EA will be from August 9, 2021 to September 6, 2021. Comments will be accepted until midnight, September 6, 2021.
Wheeler Peak Scenic Drive closed August 9th through 20th due to construction
July 8, 2021 | 2:13 pm
Wheeler Peak Scenic Drive will be closed past Upper Lehman Creek Campground, August 9th through August 20th with the exception of August 14th and 15th, due to construction.
Fire Ban to be Implemented at Park on July 2, 2021
July 2, 2021 | 3:00 pm
A fire ban will be implemented on July 2, 2021. This year is predicted to be a very active fire season across the Western United States.
Requests Public Input on the Strawberry Creek Fire – Watershed Restoration and Stabilization Project at Great Basin National Park
April 13, 2021 | 10:41 am
he National Park Service (NPS) is seeking public comment on a proposal to restore and stabilize the recently burned Strawberry Creek Watershed. Public comments on the proposed action will be open from April 5 to May 5, 2021.
Great Basin National Park launches a new Great Basin regional Artist-in-Residence program in partnership with Great Basin National Park Foundation and the University of Nevada, Reno School of the Arts
February 8, 2021 | 8:15 am
Great Basin National Park is pleased to announce that a new partnership between the Great Basin National Park Foundation and the University of Nevada, Reno art department is facilitating the launch of a new regional Artist-in-Residence program at the Park.