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My site is like other towns in the Mt Rainer National Park. We have bat boxes on building and structures all across the park major town and buildings. We also set up data recorders in a lot of different areas in are...

Located along the southern edge of Lake Michigan, Indiana Dunes is the United States’ newest National Park. Formerly Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, the Park contains some of the most abundant plant diversity in the United States. a wild lupine meadow The Park is only about one...

This past Tuesday I found myself at McGraw Ranch, a complex nestled into the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. Here gentle, forested hills converge at a stream that traces the front periphery of the complex and feeds into a small, tranquil pond. McGraw Ranch The pond at...

At the top of Kelso Dunes! Since starting my internship at the park, I’ve come to realize there is a lot that goes to interpretation in the park service. We have done work with school and college groups to teach them about the history of the park along with...

There are pollen slides collected from birds going back to 2014.  It’s slow work, but I’m planning to get through all the slides by the end of the summer.  Just to give you an idea of what I’m looking at, I took a picture of...

Hello, my name is Aliya Khan. I am a Mosaics in Science intern working at Manassas National Battlefield Park this summer. I am originally from Washington DC but grew up abroad in Malaysia, Thailand and Spain before moving back to DC and attending high school in Maryland. Currently I...

Bat mist-netting at Chiricahua National Monument. Team photo, from left to right: Erin Conway, Estefanía Vicens-Clavell, Estefanía Ramírez, Karen Krebbs, Erica Doody, Helen Fitting, Cody Walsh, Jessica Garcia, Vanessa Wyns and Brooke Kubby. Hello all! The first expedition into the Southwest of the United States...

The framework starts with defining the limits of acceptable change, or the minimally acceptable conditions, then developing and carrying out monitoring studies, if the data show the park has surpassed the limits of acceptable change, then park management must take an action to address this....

Last post, I mentioned that I am the new intern at the SFCN office in Miami. You might have wondered what that meant. The South Florida/Caribbean Inventory & Monitoring Network (SFCN) is one of 32 National Park Service Inventory & Monitoring Networks across the United States. These offices focus...

Hello reader, This past week I’ve been busy laying the foundation for the project I will be working on for the rest of the summer. My end goal is to develop a sustainable citizen science program that will monitor the condition of informal trails within CVNP....