Saturday, October 04, 2014

The Kokanee are spawning!




Despite the low water year, you can see these fascinating fish schooling this week at Taylor Creek on Lake Tahoe, or probably in Sagehen Creek, though Stampede Reservoir is so low that you'll have to walk a long way downstream.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Enhancing the Value and Sustainability of Field Stations and Marine Laboratories in the 21st Century

The National Academy of Sciences has produced a new report on "Enhancing the Value and Sustainability of Field Stations and Marine Laboratories in the 21st Century".

Our friend Mark Stromberg, former Director of the UC Berkeley Hastings Reserve, was a member of the committee that produced this report. Many of the report's ideas came from the recent OBFS document, Field Stations and Marine Laboratories of the Future: A Strategic Vision, but Mark tells us that Sagehen's programs and entrepreneurial approach were very influential, as well.

The NAS report emphasizes the need for field stations to continue to provide opportunities for engagement, citizen science, and other public service activities, as well as increased networking and cyber-infrastructure.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Invisible Barn Kickstarter video


Invisible Barn is an artwork designed by New York firm stpmj. We are planning to build it at Sagehen in Spring, 2015. Why?

More info about Invisible Barn here.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

California Naturalist wildlife sightings

The Sagehen California Naturalist courses have had some fantastic wildlife sightings this week!

While doing iNaturalist training, Kaitlin saw and photographed a family of Long-tailed weasels. It's rare to see these guys. More photos on iNaturalist.

Then the class caught a bear on Mike's camera trap during the Wildlife Field Session.




But wait, there's more! Black-backed woodpeckers are nesting right in the station. That's a big life-list sighting for birders.


Thursday, February 13, 2014

Wolverine update!

An update on the Sagehen Wolverine. Here's a video from the SPI wildlife biologist who tracks him in the Tahoe National Forest.

You can also read the recent article in Discover Magazine.

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Harrison's Break Ground on 50-year Art Project at Sagehen.

Updated video, 1/7/14: Sagehen environmental artists Helen and Newton Harrison have broken ground on the vegetation manipulation for their 50-year artwork at Sagehen! Here's an aerial video shot by Austin Hall, with some explanatory text by the Harrisons:



The Harrisons also have a new exhibit at Feldman Gallery in New York. More info.

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Wilma the Pig

September 1, 2012: Helen and Newton Harrison, the international artists working at Sagehen on a piece for the Nevada Museum of Art, revisited their Pasture piece from the 1970's for the "Ends of the Earth" exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art , Los Angeles (MOCA).

But this time, they got to include the pig they'd always envisioned!

The video includes discussion of the piece that brings a little insight into the Harrison's broader work themes.