“Summit Captain” and GLORIA Great Basin co-Director Brian Smithers organizes the GLORIA sampling gear on the summit of Patriarch Grove South, one of the dolostone peaks of the White Mountains GLORIA target region. Photo by Jim Bishop.

GLORIA Great Basin Returns for 17th Year

A group of 20 GLORIA Great Basin volunteers spent a week this last July conducting ecological surveys in the White Mountains.

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UC WMRC Land Acknowledgement

In part of celebrating California Native American Day, UC WMRC has recently developed and implemented a land acknowledgment statement.

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Thank You Denise Waterbury & Welcome Gaylene Kinzy

After 17 years of dedicated and cheerful service, our wonderful Scheduling Coordinator, Denise Waterbury, is embarking on a well-deserved retirement and whole new set of adventures. Known to clients and staff alike for her amazing ability to keep things organized and running smoothly for our visitors, Denise will be missed. She is, however, staying in… Continue reading Thank You Denise Waterbury & Welcome Gaylene Kinzy

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COVID-19 Information

View the most recent version of WMRC’s COVID-19 Playbook and a checklist highlighting what is required of all users in order to visit WMRC.

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Message from the Director

Starting June 2021, we are on the road back to supporting you in your exciting research and educational activities in one of the most remarkable places on Earth.

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Birds and Mammals at Crooked Creek Station

Lists of mammals and birds in excel and pdf formats.

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O’Shaughnessy Dam on the west end of the Hetch Hetchy Reservoir.

Hetch Hetchy gushes over wetlands

Dams are controversial among environmentalists, providing water and clean energy—but destroying and fragmenting habitat.

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WMRC Director’s Research on the Eastern Sierra Gains National Press Attention

A study published in Nature.com by Director Glen MacDonald and an international team of scientists has gained national press attention

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White Mountain Research Center offers a range of scientific possibilities

Between the White Mountains and Sierra Nevada lies a chain of research stations where students and scientists research topics as varied as the environments surrounding them.

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Status Update on Operations

Status Update on Operations at the White Mountain Research Center