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There are so many things that I like about this internship that I can go on and on about. My two favorite parts are mist netting bats and doing any project that involves going inside the cave. I have learned a plethora of skills during...

The focus of my project while in Glacier is to conduct sound monitoring in the park to see how the soundscape has changed. A soundscape includes all the audible sounds within a specific area. Preserving the natural soundscape is important to preserve wilderness character, which...

As I ready myself to leave behind the tight embrace of Skagway's mountains for, eventually, the pleasant rolling hills of southern Indiana, I recall a conversation I had with my mother a few weeks ago following another bout of self-doubt over my coastal waterbird project:...

Coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch) populations are estimated to be at less than 1% of their historic population size within California. Additionally Steelhead (Oncorhynchus mykiss) are listed as threatened by the Endangered Species Act (ESA). However, significant populations have been shown to be residing in the...

This summer has been nothing short of remarkable, reaffirming my passion for fieldwork and research. Almost every day, I'd find myself marveling at the breathtaking view of the Salish Sea and the Olympic Mountain range from my work site. Bald eagles and foxes have become...

During my 12-week internship, I’ve been able to experience a variety of projects related to science and resource management here at Mammoth Cave National Park. From biological surveys of cave critters, to learning the process of banding a bird, most of these experiences have been brand new to...

Hi again! I want to tell you about two people who have been great a influence during my time here at Oregon Caves National Monument and Preserve. The first person is someone who I look up to, literally because they are almost twice my height haha. His name is...

My assigned project at Oregon Caves National Monument and Preserve is to process recordings from bat acoustic recording units and to upload the data to NaBat, which is the North American Bat Monitoring Program. First, I have to make sure that the recording units are...