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Over the first few weeks of my internship at Mount Rainier, one of my most frequent jobs has been monitoring and assessing hazard trees around campgrounds and public areas. Hazard trees are, well, any type of hazardous tree that could inflict damage on property or...

Seven short weeks at Klondike National Park and I’ve counted hundreds of coastal birds, melted my brain with hours of MATLAB code, and trudged across precariously angled snowpack to summit a mountain…and yet I feel just as wide-eyed today as the first moment I touched...

Hello everyone!Last week, I got the chance to do some more late-night monitoring. Picture this: me, under the starry sky, next to the ocean, fully equipped for some intense fieldwork. And what was the focus? The remarkable Sand Verbena Moth (Copablepharon fuscum).Now, I can anticipate...

Mammoth Cave National Park is well known for being the longest known cave system on Earth, but it hasn’t always held that title. Many cave explorers throughout the past were consumed by the beauty and wonders of Mammoth Cave and greatly contributed to the addition of known cave...

One of my favorite aspects about my internship this summer is the flexibility to learn from other teams in natural resources outside of my daily work with vegetation. For example, I had a great time last Friday volunteering with the aquatics crew. We visited two...

This blog marks the halfway point of my time at Glen Canyon. For such a short period of time, I’ve learned and experienced so many new things. It’s impossible to choose a favorite part of the internship, but I can share some highlights… My favorite part...

 My supervisor Kristen Ewen is someone who inspires me. From our first interaction to the most recent, her energy has not wavered. I have always admired and looked up to Kristen, a truly remarkable individual who embodies the things I aspire to be. Her unwavering...

In mid-June, I had the opportunity to join a four-day camping trip to Pinnacles National Park, where I spent time with the botany, raptor, and riparian monitoring teams to learn about their research and collect media materials. Below are some highlights and observations from each...