Out on the Slopes

This summer my primary objective will be to continue the implementation of the Unstable Slope Management Program (USMP) at Chiricahua National Monument. The USMP is a geotechnical asset-management-based program designed to reduce the risk and deterioration of park infrastructure due …

Tania C. Parra

I have a Bachelor of Science degree in ecology and evolutionary biology from the University of California, Santa Cruz. I am currently working on my Master of Science in environmental science and technology at California State University Fullerton. I am …

Yair Torres

I am currently a graduate student at Texas A&M University (TAMU), pursuing a Master of Science degree in Geography. I also conducted my undergraduate studies at TAMU and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science and a minor …

Summer Reflections

Hiking Joe’s Canyon trail at Coronado National Memorial. Team photo, from left to right: Erin Conway, Erica Doody, and Cody Walsh (Photo credit, Kubby, 2019).

For many, the end is approaching since many internships are in their last week of …

A special weekend

Sonora, México, with Erica Doody and Brooke Kubby (Photo credit, Garcia, 2019).

After the webinar on applying to graduate school we had on Tuesday, July 9th, I was inspired by the words of Ricardo Escobar. Indeed, we must treat ourselves …

Air Quality Monitoring

(Photo credit, Kubby, 2019).

Chiricahua National Monument has an air quality monitoring station that studies visibility and ozone (O3), nitrogen (N) sulfur (S), and ammonia (NH3) concentrations. Every week we collect the data and send the …

Wet and Dry Mapping

Montezuma Pass

Wet and dry mapping of the San Pedro River is an initiative of the Nature Conservancy of Southwest Arizona with the added collaboration of citizen volunteers from Mexico, and the Coronado National Memorial employees. The scientists and citizens …