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One of my favorite aspects about my internship this summer is the flexibility to learn from other teams in natural resources outside of my daily work with vegetation. For example, I had a great time last Friday volunteering with the aquatics crew. We visited two...

This blog marks the halfway point of my time at Glen Canyon. For such a short period of time, I’ve learned and experienced so many new things. It’s impossible to choose a favorite part of the internship, but I can share some highlights… My favorite part...

 My supervisor Kristen Ewen is someone who inspires me. From our first interaction to the most recent, her energy has not wavered. I have always admired and looked up to Kristen, a truly remarkable individual who embodies the things I aspire to be. Her unwavering...

In mid-June, I had the opportunity to join a four-day camping trip to Pinnacles National Park, where I spent time with the botany, raptor, and riparian monitoring teams to learn about their research and collect media materials. Below are some highlights and observations from each...

Since my last blog post, I have spent most of my time in the office processing imagery collected over the past few years as part of the archeological site erosion monitoring project. This processing involves using photogrammetry software to stitch the images together, turning them...

These past few weeks have absolutely flown by! As we've been finalizing the logistics for the beaver research, I've gotten the opportunity to help out in a couple super cool projects local to the MISS (Mississippi National River and Recreation Area). The first project I was...

A little about me: Greetings and welcome to my MIS internship blog! My name is Ameen Asbahi, this summer I am working as a vegetation biology assistant at Mount Rainier National Park. My position is mainly focused on science communication, creating stories from the data my...

  Wahguyhe Peak (right-most, bald peak) at ~8,200 feet Fun Fact: oxygen thins the higher in elevation you go! While this is a commonly known phenomenon, I am reminded of it every time I hike somewhere new. For example, my recent scaling of Death Valley’s 9,000+ foot...