Week 3: My Project

This summer while at Shenandoah I will be working as a member of the Natural Resources Division on the botany crew helping with long term monitoring of rare and endangered plants. Within the park there are over 90 known populations …

Rocky Mountains, Here I Come

As I anticipate my arrival at Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP), I wonder what to expect in the geology of the Rockies.  As a geologist, I am curious to know how and when these mountains formed.  From my research, I …

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 …

Witness Trees

Witness What?

This summer I will be using G.I.S. and a GPS to map, and create a story map for Witness Trees in the National Capital Region. What are Witness Trees? A Witness Tree by definition is a tree that

My Project

It is the start of week four for me out here in Cuyahoga Valley National Park. This week I am doing more literature review and getting ready to take data next week. I am past training and get to work …

A Green Oasis

Flanked by waist-high meadow grass that seemed to insulate us from the din of nearby roads, we walked toward a series of vernal pools. This location was a little off the beaten track. When entering Valley Forge, I thought that …

Flip flopping to snow shoes

Do you know some things Mt. Rainier National Park is known for from the following list?

A) Being 97% wilderness

B) Being established in 1899 as the 5th National Park

C) Having the highest volcanic peak in the contiguous United …