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Hi! I wanted to talk a little bit about my first week working as a biology assistant intern here at Point Reyes Station. First of all, one can tell how much history this site has the minute they drive in. The first thing that...

"There are trees here that stood before our forefathers ever came to this continent; there are brooks that still run as clear as on the day the first pioneer cupped his hand and drank from them."Franklin D. Roosevelt Today marks the end of my first week...

Greetings from the North Cascades National Park! My name is Julia Dahlquist and I have gotten an amazing opportunity to be a Natural Resource Management Assistant here in the North Cascades. Photo of Julia Dahlquist at Boulder River Trail outside of Arlington, WA I studied at...

Hello everyone! My name is James Puentes and this summer I’ll be working as a biology assistant at Biscayne National Park in Homestead, Florida. I’m ecstatic for the next three months of helping environmentalists, biologists, educators, and ecologists conduct their research whilst conducting my own....

Hello! My name is Kai Victor and this summer I’ll be working as a Biology Assistant at Mount Rainier National Park. I’m excited to be spending 5 months helping study mesocarnivore populations within the park, including Cascade red foxes (Vulpes vulpes cascadensis), Fishers (Pekania pennanti),...

In the blink of an eye, my five months at Wind Cave National Park has come to an end. I have learned so much and grown so much during my time here. This internship has cemented my passion for wildlife and reconfirmed that this is...

Although it's already well into the month of November, I thought I'd give an update on the cool wildlife projects I was a part of during October! For my camera trapping project, we were able to document another one of our target species, pine marten,...

The month of September flew by here at Wind Cave National Park! I’ve been capturing cool species from my camera trapping project, and I got to take part in a week of black-footed ferret surveys. My camera traps have been able to document a couple new...

My camera trap project has officially begun! I've been setting up cameras these past two weeks, ten at Wind Cave and four so far at Mount Rushmore. I will set up two more at Mount Rushmore, and next week I'm going to Jewel Cave to...

We’ve begun our Basinwide Systematic surveys at Point Reyes! These surveys are completed every summer to monitor the conditions of the creeks that host juvenile Coho salmon and steelhead trout, both of which can be identified under the blanket term ‘salmonids’. This is carried out...