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My favorite marsh to wade through :) This week has been my first out in the field all on my own, and I had a blast! Last week's training gave me a lot to look forward to, and I have a lot of tasks to complete...

Sentry milk-vetch (SMV) is the Grand Canyon’s endangered plant species, and as of now it is only known to be at 12 locations on the South and North Rim. The populations on both rims face similar threats from climate change and trampling. Biologists in the...

Greetings from Frederick, Maryland Monocacy National Battlefield contains a number of streams and rivers that cross its landscape. My project this summer will focus on two sections of a single stream called Harding’s run. This river run is about 10, 560 feet (2-miles) long that is...

Hi everyone! Welcome to my Summer 2021 Blog Post series. To get the formalities out of the way, I'll go ahead and introduce myself: My name is Jenelle Booker, a graduated senior from The College of Wooster. This past spring, I graduated with a BA in...

After two weeks in the field, I am briefly back in Fairbanks before I head out on a small mammals survey in Denali. It’s good to be back in town, but already I miss my days on the river. We were delayed for a few...

Congaree National Park is a unique and diverse environment that supports a plethora of flora and fauna. Established as National Monument in 1976 and upgraded to a National Park in 2003. This floodplain forest is home to a unique and diverse array of waterways and...

Throughout my time at Mount Rainier National Park, I will be working on many projects surrounding the Cascade Red Fox species. The Cascade Red Fox is a canid species that is endemic to Washington State and prefers habitat near tree line throughout the Cascades (Aubry,...

Freshwater mollusks, also known as mussels, are an important part of the ecosystem in Nebraska. They filter organic matter from the water in which they live, and excrete nutrients that can be used by other animals in the environment: invertebrates, plants, fish, etc.. Given the vast watersheds...