Great Basin National Park News
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Great Basin National Park to Add Additional Lehman Caves Tours
May 1, 2023 | 12:00 am
Two additional tours of Lehman Caves at Great Basin National Park are proposed to begin in 2024. The park is seeking public comments on the proposed fees for these additional tours before any final decisions. In determining proposed fees, the park completed a cost comparison to similar tours offered by other cave operations. The comment period will open May 1 and close May 30, 2023.
Great Basin National Park Issues Finding of No Significant Impact on Fire Management Plan Environmental Assessment
April 6, 2023 | 6:00 pm
The National Park Service (NPS) announces the availability of the Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the Fire Management Plan Environmental Assessment at Great Basin National Park. The public comment period for the EA was from February 2 to March 4, 2023. Alternative 2, Updated Fire Management Plan, was selected.
Record Snowfall at Great Basin National Park
April 3, 2023 | 5:20 pm
The winter of 2022-2023 has brought record snowfall to the South Snake Range and Great Basin National Park. On April 1, 2023, two of three snowpack measurement locations within the park revealed snowpack depths several inches greater than records set in 1952 and 2005.
Can Young Canyon Aspen Restoration Project Open for Public Comment
December 8, 2022 | 12:23 pm
Great Basin National Park is planning a thinning project in Can Young Canyon, approximately five miles southwest of Baker, NV. The project would reduce fuels and improve aspen stand conditions on approximately 22 acres within the project area. The comment period for this project closes on December 16, 2022 at 11:59 PM Pacific.
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.