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This past week, the fisheries crew and I have been surveying Pine Gulch Creek, a small watershed that runs through Bolinas, CA. To get a better picture of how the environment and fish community structures have changed over time, we’ve been practicing a variety of...

Prior to this internship, I had never been camping, repelling, or on long hikes. Today, I can now say I have done all three! My co-workers and I went on a camping trip to Crater Lake National Park earlier this summer, which was INCREDIBLE. I...

[caption id="attachment_7923" align="alignleft" width="367"] Pictured: Me and my friend, Caroline Black, a member of the invasive species removal crew sampling plants in the meadow. Caroline is recording the species that we find as I lean down to identify a plant.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_7924" align="alignright" width="366"] Pictured: The...

I've talked a bit about the phenology project at Lily Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park, so now I'd like to update you on what's been happening the last few weeks.  Once a week, I go out to Lily Lake to see if any of...

It was a beautiful, clear and sunny day for a day hike. I set my sights on reaching Indian Henry's Hunting Ground with hopes to summit Pyramid Peak. My route was the Wonderland Trail. Total distance: an estimated 7-miles one-way (14 mi. round-trip). After an estimated...

  [caption id="attachment_7899" align="aligncenter" width="411"] Picture of the Montezuma Peak along with the park facilities including my house.[/caption] In the last week over here at Coronado National Memorial, we have been placing acoustic monitor devices all around the park to monitor the sound of "Barking Frogs". These...

This week we had a special event at Capulin Volcano National Monument, BioBlitz 2018! Our BioBlitz is a yearly event where we invite the public to take part in several fun and educational activities not offered year round. A big part of a BioBlitz is...

One of the focal birds that I am working with on my project in the great white heron. Prior to this internship I wasn't aware of this bird but it is quite interesting with his relationship to the great white heron. Debate on its taxonomic...

Natural resource professionals in Muir Woods National Monument are gearing up for a Salmon Habitat Enhancement Project scheduled for next summer. This project will restore sections of Redwood Creek by removing large boulders cemented into place over 80 years ago to create rip rap. While...