This summer has gone by in a the blink of an eye! As I come to my final days in the park, I have been reflecting on all I have learned and experienced in Yellowstone this summer. I gained knowledge and insight from everyone in the Greater Yellowstone I&M team and in the Yellowstone Center for Resources. I am very thankful for everyone who took the time to talk with me and teach me something new.

Getting to work in America’s first national park has been such a privilege. From the sagebrush flats to the mountain tops, every day in Yellowstone was an adventure. The amount of wildlife and biodiversity I got to witness this summer was incredible. I was able to  watch two alpha wolves hunt, see more than 40 bears, identify wildflower species, and the view from my bedroom window was of Mammoth Hot Springs. You couldn’t ask for a more Yellowstone experience! I will carry the memories and lessons I learned for the rest of my life. I will miss this park greatly but I know I will return.

Now I’m off to Denver for our close of summer workshop! I can’t wait to meet the other interns and hear all about their summer!

On the top of Mt. Washburn, a beautiful and popular hike in Yellowstone.

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