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The Basinwide Systematic Surveys are still underway! If you haven’t read my last blog post detailing the first step of our current survey process, I recommend it for an in-depth explanation! For those who haven’t, our basinwide systematic survey process begins with habitat typing, which...

Since coming to Point Reyes, I’ve spent a lot of time in creeks. Many people (myself included) may focus on the contents of the creek; what species are swimming around under rock shelves, what is the quality of the water? However, a very important aspect...

Lava Beds National Monument | Summer 2021 | Blog #7 Cover picture: My supervisor does a bit of woodwork as a hobby and he made this for me to memorialize my time here. Words can’t fully convey how grateful I am for your guidance and support...

The historic Point Reyes Lighthouse, a popular attraction at the park. Hello and welcome to my blog! My name is Deja Olumba, and I am currently a junior at Texas A&M studying Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences. I am very lucky to be spending this summer as...

Lava Beds National Monument | Summer 2021 | Blog #6 Cover picture: This picture captures A LOT of bats, probably hundreds or thousands flying out per second in this one frame. Wanna try counting? I’ve experienced many moments where I am overwhelmed, humbled, and amazed by sights...

Lava Beds National Monument | Summer 2021 | Blog #5 Cover picture: An old picture of Tulelake Segregation Center (taken sometime in 1942-1946) juxtaposed against a picture from the present-day site of where the center used to be. WWII History: Before Achieving National Monument Status I write...

Lava Beds National Monument | Summer 2021 | Blog #4 Cover picture: A backcountry cave with a “do not trespass” sign for those who may happen to stumble upon it. Apparently that pile of sticks is an owl's nest, according to one of our cave files...

Hi everyone! Welcome to my Summer 2021 Blog Post series. To get the formalities out of the way, I'll go ahead and introduce myself: My name is Jenelle Booker, a graduated senior from The College of Wooster. This past spring, I graduated with a BA in...