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By August 1st, our global demand for the ecological resources and services of Earth this year will have surpassed what Earth can regenerate for us within this year....

Beginnings of Big Bend    In late February 1933, Townsend was seated in the Texas House of Representatives during the 43rd session of Legislature. During the session, R.M. (Bob) Wagstaff approached Townsend regarding his colleague’s (Dr. Robert T. Hill) publication on the canyons of the...

Covering a sea turtle nest to prevent predation from raccoons. One of our many conservation projects in Biscayne National Park. Gaining Experience and Familiarity in National Park Management, Throughout the past seven weeks, I have been fortunate to work alongside and learn from many key personnel across...

Map of Biscayne National Park, with coastal mangroves and keys colored green for reference. Though Biscayne National Park is classified as a marine park, it encompasses numerous keys and coastal mangroves within its jurisdiction. Along these shores, you can find a variety of objects that have...

Wonderful two weeks, one laid back and another in the field. From June 17 to 21 I did mostly Coral Net, where we input and interpret data. From June 24 to 28 we did a lot of field work. We mostly did Reef Flat Inventory,...

Aside from my main project here at the park, I have been leading preliminary research on phenology and behavior of a declining grassland obligate species. Grasslands and their species have experienced declines due to numerous reasons, such as loss to agriculture, overgrazing, and climate change. The...

Becoming a wildlife biologist has been a journey. To be the best that I can be, I try every task to figure out if it is possible for me. While being an intern here at CUVA, opportunities come every time I walk into the office....

The view from the Lyell Fork of the Tuolumne River near Twin Bridges It seems that every week on the job, I experience a new "favorite place I've ever been." The nature of our team's work studying toxigenic cyanobacteria takes us to various bodies of water...