Wishing on Sea Stars

During last Monday’s low tide, a team from the National Park Service’s Inventory and Monitoring Program met at Point Bolinas to gather data on the rocky intertidal. Luckily, Monday’s low tide was later than the ones the team chased through

Eulachon Larval Sampling along the Nourse River.

The Missing Beaver

I spent most of this week in park wide training for first season park service staff but at the end of the week I led a hike on the Chilkoot Trail with the goal to reach several sample sites. When …

A “Mammoth” Thank You

When you’re a college student like me, you probably have people behind you cheering you on as you are going through school. Last summer I had an internship at Mammoth Cave National Park in Kentucky, and I met one of …

When a Tree Falls… it’s LWD!

This week, my partner Karl and I started our habitat mapping project in Redwood Creek. Our first task for the mapping project was to collect geographic locations at the edges of the water and along the banks, and most importantly,

A Whole LAVA Livin’

At Lava Beds even walking through the sage brush and juniper is a learning experience. From scoping out eagle’s nests to scrambling over lava rock to find a cave to inventory vegetation, to setting up acoustic monitors, everything in this …

BAM (Bat Acoustic Monitoring)

Being in a huge, remote park with a small staff means the big projects, like mine, are saved for summers. This summer as a Bat Communications intern my main project is to manage acoustic monitoring data on bats.

During the …

Spawn Until You Die

Today I joined Watershed Stewards Program (WSP) Members from Point Reyes on a smolt trapping adventure in Olema and Redwood Creek! It was a reunion of old friends from my WSP days and a lesson on Coho Salmon lifecycle monitoring.…

A Piece of the Past

Being from the east, the idea of a high elevation desert is hard to imagine. After a full day of flying and a long drive to the park, the sight of the Klamath Basin with the miles of views of …