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The catalyst Picture this: You’re at the front desk of the Port Angeles Visitor Center a day after hearing that one of your favorite coworkers, Ashley, is leaving in two weeks to go back to school. You feel it then, the impending doom of summer is ending....

During my time at Point Reyes Station, I have been fortunate to have been given opportunities to experience a number of different things in the fisheries field.  In this blog post, I wanted to give a little summary of some of the highlights of my...

This past weekend, I was honored to give the first ever "Geology Tour" of the Mission walls for Latino Conservation Week. This week, San Antonio Missions National Historical Park will host a series of events and activities to highlight the passions and preservation efforts of...

Growing up in the PNW means growing up with huckleberries. The small stretch of woods behind my house in Snoqualmie had a path which led to a bog, and along that path grew those tiny, sour, red huckleberries all August long. I never walked the...

The coastal science crew hard at work setting up a species diversity transect at Sokol Point As Science Communication Assistant, my job this summer heavily focused on the "communication" aspect. On a few lucky days, however, I got to join the Natural Resources division team working...

Hi Everyone, Last blog post, we left off on taking the fog monitoring stations out in the field. This week, we will talk about programming two of our weather stations that are attached to the fog monitoring stations. To give you a little background information, initially we...

Denali National Park has its own fixed-wing plane and pilot Justin Wiseman. My supervisor, Geographic Information Systems Specialist Britta Schroeder planned a Structure from Motion flight over the park road. Structure from motion (SfM) is the process of estimating the 3-D structure of a scene...

PART 1: FRAGILITY When you visit Mount Rainier, odds are that you go up to the Paradise area of the park. Known for its showy wildflowers and mountain views, it is one of the most highly visited sections of the park, and has the impacts to...

As a science communication assistant at Olympic National Park, I work with the interpretive ranger team at the Kalaloch Ranger Station information desk and also work on interpretive educational programs. While our adult visitors have many important frequently asked questions ("Where is the nearest gas...

Denali Park Road is closed at mile 43 due to the Pretty Rocks landslide at mile 45.4. The only ways to access the parts of the park west of mile 43 are to hike around the landslide or to take a helicopter or plane. The...