The Great Basin Information Project (GBIP) encompasses a geographic area that overlaps three regional nodes: the Southwest Information Node, the Pacific Northwest Information Node, and the California Information Node. GBIP provides consolidated and efficient access to information about the Great Basin and Columbia Plateau regions of the Intermountain West
GBIP provides consolidated and efficient access to information about the Great Basin and Columbia Plateau regions of the Intermountain West. The unique biodiversity of the region faces potentially devastating and irreversible change as a result of varying land uses and the growth of human populations. A wide variety of stakeholders are involved in managing the region, and some of the realized and potential changes are tied to local or individual stakeholder decisions without a regional or cumulative understanding of the consequences.
Effective decision-making and management of the natural resources of an area as complex as the Great Basin requires ready access to scientific and educational information so that stakeholders can explore the biological diversity in this region and work together in an informed fashion. The long-term vision is for GBIP to evolve into a nationally and internationally recognized source of information about the Great Basin and Columbia Plateau.