Surveying Bald Eagle Nests

“Did you know that, in movies, they rarely use the actual call of a bald eagle?”

After hiking through pines trees, down a cave, over a trench, and up one of the tallest buttes in the park, I barely understood …

Rocky’s Enigmatic Glaciers

This summer, in addition to assisting with citizen science projects, my focus will be on glaciers in Rocky Mountain National Park. This will take the form of an institutional memory project (a collection of scientific papers, a timeline of scientific …

Carlsbad Visitor Use Management Project

Chinese Theatre in the Big Room, Carlsbad Cavern

This summer, I will be working on the Visitor Use Management (VUM) Project. VUM is a framework for park management to analyze visitor impacts on visitor experience and park resources. There is …

Shell-Mates: Turtles in Traps

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, …