Above all Others

After weeks of sampling streams in the park, I couldn’t help but notice that diversity was significantly lacking. Many of our sample sites yielded only brook trout. Of course I’m not complaining about this, given how beautiful and unique these …

A Summer Exploring Wind Cave

This summer, my focus will lie on creating a geology training manual for the Interpretation and Education division of Wind Cave National park. This geologic resource manual will help future park interpreters and staff effectively communicate the geologic history of …

Exploring the Badlands

When I flew out to South Dakota, I did not expect to be sliding down Badlands, holding onto my hiking pole for dear life, soon after my arrival. 

The Northern Great Plains Inventory and Monitoring Network (I&M) travels to various …

Meeting new people

The past few days have been somewhat stressful with the plover monitoring. Over the weekend most of the eggs hatched, now there are little plover chicks all over the beach! They look exactly like little cotton balls, especially during the …

My Project

So, my project is turning out to be interesting and engaging, yet somewhat complicated. Because of the delayed start time for the internship, a lot of my duties here had to be reduced or cut out. Thankfully, the main duty …

Out on the Slopes

This summer my primary objective will be to continue the implementation of the Unstable Slope Management Program (USMP) at Chiricahua National Monument. The USMP is a geotechnical asset-management-based program designed to reduce the risk and deterioration of park infrastructure due …