Researchers in Tahoe today |

Researchers in Tahoe today

Researchers from eight Western universities and officials from several state and federal agencies will converge on South Shore today to kick off the first-ever Great Basin Biological Research Conference.

Officials will first meet at 11 a.m. at Lake Tahoe’s Taylor Creek to watch and learn about the spawning kokanee salmon. Other events will be held later at the University of Nevada campus in Reno.

“It’s a conference to involve all aspects of biological research,” said Bill Longland, a federal scientist based at UNR’s campus working for the U.S. Department of Agriculture and one of the event’s organizers.

“It’s mostly going to emphasize environmental-type ecological research.

“This is the first time for this. We hope it will continue,” he added. “We’ve invited people from universities and government agencies all over the Great Basin. When we started planning this in January, we wanted to have this every other year and to have the locations move around the Great Basin.”

More information about the conference is available from the World Wide Web:

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