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Picture of Comet behind bristlecone- Charles Reed

Summer Newsletter, 2020

Stay up to date with our latest projects and programs by reading the 2020 Summer Newsletter!

2020 Summer Newsletter

Park research- the Great Basin rattlesnake

How much do you know about the Great Basin Rattlesnake? Did you know that Great Basin National Park manages one of the longest rattlesnake studies in the world? 
Check out this wonderful video created by Great Basin's wildlife biologist Bryan Hamilton to learn about the fascinating Great Basin Rattlesnake.

Great Basin National Park Year in Review

2019 was a great year for Great Basin National Park. Learn more by reading the Year in Review.

The Great Basin Observatory is Guest Spotlight

The Colorado Plateau Dark Sky Cooperative is a wonderful organization dedicated to preserving dark skies. They highlighted the Great Basin Observatory in October 2019.

Read the full guest spotlight here.

Park Superintendent and wife with Great Basin NP Chair celebrate GBO birthday by eating cake.

Raffle earns $490 for Park Search and Rescue Equipment

Thanks to Patagonia, REI, and the Nevada Northern Railway, the Foundation was able to raise $490 towards funding needed Search and Rescue equipment for the Park.

The raffling of two Patagonia backpacks, 1 REI backpacking tent, and 2 Nevada Northern Railway Star Train tickets, took place during the celebratory events on August 10 & 11 to celebrate the Great Basin Observatory's 2nd Birthday. Perfect timing, as we were also able to welcome Great Basin National Park's new superintendent, James Woolsey (pictured).

CBS Sunday Morning News - Videos

CBS Sunday Morning - On the Trail: The Brilliance of the Night Sky (with Annie Gilliland)

CBS Sunday Morning - video shots of the Park

Kelly Carroll's A Day in the Life

Great Basin National Park has many superlatives: the oldest trees, most decorated caves, diverse wildlife, and the darkest night skies. This time lapse film was created in honor of the Park's 30th anniversary in 2016.