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The first part of my summer has been spent in the field, either as part of the long-term monitoring of peregrine falcons on the upper Yukon River or the vole survey that is done in Denali. For the rest of my summer, I will be...

Rivercane is a species of running bamboo, also known as giant cane. It is currently being bombarded by invasive species and is simply outcompeted by other species of vegetation here at Ocmulgee. Rivercane was once the dominant species here, covering most of the land. However,...

During my time here at Pictured Rocks I have really enjoyed tapping into the culture of the Department of the Interior (DOI), the National Park Service (NPS), and Pictured Rocks itself. Starting at the widest scale, I mostly get information about the DOI and NPS...

My project this year aims to identify the impacts of low-head dams in the Beaver Basin Wilderness Area of Pictured Rocks. Prior to the park’s establishment in 1966, Lowney Creek, a tributary to Beaver Lake that runs through Beaver Basin, was dammed to create a...

As a vegetation intern, I’ve spent most of my time learning about a few of the over 1,700 known plant species found at the Grand Canyon. With an elevation gain of almost 6,000ft from the river to the North Rim, the canyon is able to...

Despite having 444 miles of road running through it, the Natchez Trace Parkway follows very similar design guidelines as many other national parks - including maintaining true night skies and night soundscapes. But, because of the road and all the safety standards it brings along,...

My first week at Mount Rainier has only compounded my gratefulness to be participating in such a cool Internship. However, my trip got off to a rocky start as 15 minutes after entering the park housing unit I would be residing in, I proceeded to...