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This summer I have been involved in firefighter training. My supervisor, Lillian, and a few researchers and law enforcement personnel at Mammoth Cave have been wildland firefighters in the past and they have al inspired me with their stories and more. So naturally, I decided...

  These past few weeks of my internship, I have done a lot of different things like identifying and mapping springs while kayaking the Green River, finding rare wildflowers in deep parts of the woods, and going into the caves to look for shark tooth fossils....

Hi, All of the work we have done to prepare our fog monitoring station would have been in vain if we did not get it running properly. So, we went out a week later and collected the data from the field. Here is an instructional video of...

Hi all! I’m back again to recount another adventure at Mount Rainier National Park. As part of my internship, I’ve been able to help out with a number of wonderful wildlife conservation projects throughout the Washington National Park system. My work has already taken me...

Mount Rainier is populated by quite a cast of colorful characters. As we get into the alpine spring season – about mid-July – the bear grass heads nod their blossoms and the hills turn bright green with new growth. Among the showy wildflowers, the people...

History of the Cavern Carlsbad Caverns became a national park in 1930, and it is easy to see why it has captured many Americans' and scientists' hearts. Roughly 250 million years ago, this area was an inland sea with a large reef....

It's me, Ivan. I'm back! I guess you are, too. Round 2 of my blog! These past few weeks, I have been going all around the park to get to know all the different parts. The thing about Guadalupe Mountains National Park (GUMO) is that there...

Marker buoy with dive flag showing where divers are underwater One of FWIMP's team members, Mike, performing fish identification surveys at approximately 20 ft depths Industrial size ice box to be removed by the FWIMP team on one of the next marine debris days When it comes to...

Howdy! Taro here checking in for an update on our fog monitoring project at Cabrillo National Monument! Woweeeee the fog monitoring project has been moving at a rapid pace. Last post we went over the construction and placement of the fog monitoring stations. This post will...