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My job this summer was to make an education program seem straightforward. However, consider for a moment that you have been tasked with this objective. Obviously the fact that you are employed by a national park narrows the number of topics you would consider, but...

our park wetland I'm done with Phase 1, now I'm on Phase 2. My internship focused on dreaming up the BioBlitz which just wrapped up, so now I'm running environmental impact assessments for the park. There's a park wetland bordering a high school that wants to...

Last week I mentioned some of the perks of federal employment generally. This week, I'll show you one of the perks specific to this office. The South Florida/Caribbean Monitoring and Inventory Network offices are located in what used to be the Burger King headquarters. We...

It's my final week at Cuyahoga Valley National Park and this will be my very last blog post. I have been trying unsuccessfully to step back and reflect on the entirety of my summer. What better way to give closure to these digital journals? But...

Last Friday I shadowed the Fire Effects crew to write an article about their work. The focus of their work is monitoring the effects of prescribed burns on vegetation, yet, they also respond to fires, amongst other things. With this dual role comes a need to be ready for...

On my blog #3 named Rock the Rhyolite I explained what is Unstable Slope Management Program (USMP) and the purpose and goal of the project. We rated 16 precarious slopes, 15 rockfalls, and only 1 landslide (Fig. 1) with the USMP methodology throughout Chiricahua National...

The past week here at Point Reyes has been very busy with the Big Time Festival. Just to recap from past blogs, the Big Time Festival is a celebration of the traditions and heritage of the Coast Miwok tribe, and this event was the capstone...