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The month of September flew by here at Wind Cave National Park! I’ve been capturing cool species from my camera trapping project, and I got to take part in a week of black-footed ferret surveys. My camera traps have been able to document a couple new...

My camera trap project has officially begun! I've been setting up cameras these past two weeks, ten at Wind Cave and four so far at Mount Rushmore. I will set up two more at Mount Rushmore, and next week I'm going to Jewel Cave to...

We’ve begun our Basinwide Systematic surveys at Point Reyes! These surveys are completed every summer to monitor the conditions of the creeks that host juvenile Coho salmon and steelhead trout, both of which can be identified under the blanket term ‘salmonids’. This is carried out...

The Basinwide Systematic Surveys are still underway! If you haven’t read my last blog post detailing the first step of our current survey process, I recommend it for an in-depth explanation! For those who haven’t, our basinwide systematic survey process begins with habitat typing, which...

Since coming to Point Reyes, I’ve spent a lot of time in creeks. Many people (myself included) may focus on the contents of the creek; what species are swimming around under rock shelves, what is the quality of the water? However, a very important aspect...

Lava Beds National Monument | Summer 2021 | Blog #7 Cover picture: My supervisor does a bit of woodwork as a hobby and he made this for me to memorialize my time here. Words can’t fully convey how grateful I am for your guidance and support...

My time at Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park was absolutely amazing! It was full of great experiences and opportunities that I could not have gained elsewhere. My summer was full of educational opportunities along with experiences that advanced and helped me grow as a person....

Wow, how the time has flown. I can not believe my time here at Cape Lookout National Seashore is over. The sadness still has not hit me, but I know I will miss this park dearly. I have made so many great friends and experienced...

I am a person who is fascinated by science and nature and when it comes to experiencing nature, appreciating and understanding it, I am all for it. Recently at Ocmulgee Mounds, our River Trail needed to be assessed for a potential wetland environment. A wetland...