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An attempted river selfie with some of my field supplies. Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore was authorized as the nation’s first national lakeshore in 1966. The mission of the park is to preserve the shoreline, cliffs, beaches, and dunes, and to provide an extraordinary space for...

Hello, and welcome to my blog! My name is Edwin Torres. I am a recent, first-generation graduate from Central Washington University, where I majored in Geography. This summer I will be working as a Native Plant Propagation Assistant at North Cascades National Park. I am beyond...

The unofficial motto for the vegetation department at Grand Canyon is Over The Edge Veg! Which is perfect for my project with Sentry Milk-vetch since it only grows within 25 feet of the rim. Unfortunately, we will not be propelling down the side of the...

Despite going into my fourth year of college fifteen minutes away from Jamestown Island, I had never visited the park prior to my first day. I heard from my fellow geology students that the park was rich in its attractions, whether you were interested in...

I'm a FWIMP member now!! FWIMP is the acronym of Fish and Wildlife Inventory and Monitoring Program, and this is the program I am working with. All my co-workers that work in this program (department) call themselves FWIMPs and now I one of them. Since...

Before I got here a few weeks ago, I was honestly confused at what exactly what the Natchez Trace Parkway was and I was even more confused as to how I would be monitoring natural sources along the Natchez Trace Parkway. "Hopefully I wasn't being...

Hello! My name is Matt Millado and I’m very excited to be a Mosaics in Science intern this summer. I’m working as a Hydrology Assistant at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in Munising, Michigan. Pictured Rocks is a beautiful park known for its colorful sandstone cliffs...

Now that I'm settled in, my initial awe of giant mountains has subsided a bit. By no means am I saying these mountains are any less gorgeous, I've just gotten more used to them. Having driven- and worked- throughout ROMO in these last two weeks,...