Golden Gate

August 2, 2018 For the past few weeks, Karl and I have been tracking 7 Western Pond Turtles in Redwood Creek. Using the transmitters attached to their shells, we can get a pretty good idea of their whereabouts, and sometimes, if we're lucky (and quiet enough),...

This past week, I've teamed up with the The Point Reyes Fisheries Crew (and their Mosaics intern, Katlyn!) to collect data that can help determine population numbers of Coho in Redwood Creek. [caption id="attachment_8388" align="alignnone" width="768"] Mosaics Intern Katlyn![/caption] This time of year in the creek, Coho...

This week, Karl and I turned an errand to pick up fish food from the Don Clauson Hatchery (for an experiment later this summer!) into a field trip to learn about the Russian River’s Coho Broodstock Recovery Program. We met at the Hatchery Visitor Center...

Natural resource professionals in Muir Woods National Monument are gearing up for a Salmon Habitat Enhancement Project scheduled for next summer. This project will restore sections of Redwood Creek by removing large boulders cemented into place over 80 years ago to create rip rap. While...

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 I was not in training...

In the middle of the night when the tide is high, a wave will wash over the sand filling the beach with small silver fish wiggling under the night sky. Then, just as quickly as they appeared, when the next wave crashes, the fish will...

Western Pond Turtles are a native California species that live in ponds or streams with a lot of emergent woody debris so they can climb up and bask in the sun. They tend to be quiet and shy and make sure to jump into the...

Hi! My name is Nina Trusso and I am this summer’s Mosaics in Science Intern at Golden Gate Park National Recreation Area. I’m an aspiring scientist, passionate conservationist, and California sunshine enthusiast. I’ve spent the last two years chasing sunsets and traveling up and down...