REPROT OF AN INTERNSHIP WITH THE BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT FOR THE FALCON TO GONDER CONSTRUCTION PROJECT
I interned with the Bureau of Land Management in Battle Mountain, NV through the Environmental Careers Organization of Boston, Massachusetts. The Sierra Pacific Power Company project was a construction of high tension power lines that traversed the Great Basin of the High Sierra Desert of northern Nevada that would join up two existing power stations. The project was implemented to provide a less expensive source of power from out of state generators to Nevada and Los Angeles, California and to address the increasing demand for energy. I chose this internship because of its potential to teach me more about the area of the Great Basin that I studied as an undergraduate in Environmental Science and its level of difficulty. The focus of my internship was as the project coordinator for the high tension lines that crossed public lands and private lands. This scenario presented many difficulties that would provide a broad spectrum of challenges. The stakeholders involved presented many different desires of land use and needs that would have a direct impact on the fragile ecosystem of the Great Basin area. In addition there were cultural concerns of the Western Shoshone that would be impacted by the project. The project was a huge success for all parties directly affected by it.
School Location:USA - Ohio
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Keywords:endangered species act western shoshone great basin sage grouse cultural survey secretarial order 3206 falcon to gonder
Date of Publication:01/01/2004