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The Great Basin:

A refuge for all life

From stargazers to mountain bikers, hikers to skiers, the region’s desert landscapes are home to world class recreational opportunities.

But the Great Basin is more than a place to get some stoke. The region's limited water supply gives life to unique plant and animal communities.

The symbiotic relationship between all living things makes the Great Basin a one-of-a-kind place that’s often overlooked. Whether you want to see a bald eagle or a spread of golden crownbeard flowers, life is thriving all around.

Find a hot spring, hang out with 5,000-year-old bristlecone pines and stare at the darkest night skies in the nation. And remember that we share this special place with many species. We want to keep it that way for generations to come.


For solitude, sport, and serenity, here are some of our favorite places that we have worked to protect for decades. Hover and click to learn more.

Janille Baker 02-Feb-eagle

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