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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...

Land Acknowledgement Ancestral homelands of the Upper Skagit, Sauk-Suiattle, Swinomish, Samish, Nooksack, Lummi, Stó:lō, Nlaka'pamux, Colville, and Sylix/Okanagan Tribes and Nations. North Cascades National park (NOCA) is one part of what is known as the North Cascades National Park Complex which also includes Ross Lake and Lake...

One cool thing about working at Saguaro National Park, is the flexibility of assisting in many different projects. This week we worked on a citizen science nationwide project called ‘Dragonfly Mercury Project’ (DMP). It started in 2011 in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and...

This summer I will be conducting Visitor Use Impact Monitoring as a member of the Continental Divide Research Learning Center (CDRLC). ROMO is one of the most visited national parks; for that reason the park is always looking to improve its sustainability and resilience- that's...

The forecast in Western Washington shows gloomy and rainy weather for my trip to Mount Rainier National Park, nonetheless I am still as excited as can be driving into the park. As a Mosaics Biological Resource Assistant for the North Coast and Cascades Monitoring...