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There are several parks in the Central Alaska Network, and I have spent the last week visiting one of them- Denali National Park. Last week, from Monday to Sunday, I was camping in Denali working on a small mammals project out by Rock Creek, which...

Two weeks ago, in the middle of a pandemic and global crisis, I packed up my most important belongings and flew from one airport near the Mississippi River to another by the Pacific Ocean. Being a prairie kid from Missouri, where most bodies of water are...

When I flew out to South Dakota, I did not expect to be sliding down Badlands, holding onto my hiking pole for dear life, soon after my arrival.  The Northern Great Plains Inventory and Monitoring Network (I&M) travels to various parks in the area, monitoring vegetation....

The past few days have been somewhat stressful with the plover monitoring. Over the weekend most of the eggs hatched, now there are little plover chicks all over the beach! They look exactly like little cotton balls, especially during the first day or so after...

It is week six of my virtual biology internship and I have learned so much! As my halfway mark approaches, I would like to share all of the knowledge I have taken in so far. Although I have not been able to step foot on the...

So, my project is turning out to be interesting and engaging, yet somewhat complicated. Because of the delayed start time for the internship, a lot of my duties here had to be reduced or cut out. Thankfully, the main duty of monitoring Piping Plover nests...

This summer my primary objective will be to continue the implementation of the Unstable Slope Management Program (USMP) at Chiricahua National Monument. The USMP is a geotechnical asset-management-based program designed to reduce the risk and deterioration of park infrastructure due to geohazards such as rockslides...

After much anticipation and a rather short flight, I finally made it to Long Island! The car ride from the airport to the Patchogue boat docks was so soothing, I actually fell asleep during the ride. I’m not sure what I was expecting from Long...

Acoustic Recorder and data sheet After two weeks of teleworking I was finally able to get in my car and drive to my internship in Page, Arizona. Prior to getting here I was worried I would have difficulty adjusting to the hot desert and was not...

If you didn’t already know, Mammoth Cave is part of the longest cave system in the world. Together with the caves of Flint Ridge and a few more systems, the passages are well over 400 miles and counting. Additionally there are 400 minor caves within...