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Where does your wastewater go?

It’s not a question everyone thinks to ask (I certainly never cared to), but it’s an absolutely critical question. 

Why am I asking you this?

Well, as an environmental science student, I’ve taken a planning

Air Quality Monitoring

(Photo credit, Kubby, 2019).

Chiricahua National Monument has an air quality monitoring station that studies visibility and ozone (O3), nitrogen (N) sulfur (S), and ammonia (NH3) concentrations. Every week we collect the data and send the …

Real-World: Collaboration

Two weeks ago, I had the opportunity to attend a workshop. Under the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative’s Pollinator Conductivity Working Group, I listened to different presentations from Fish and Wildlife (USFWS), USDA, USGS, NRCS, and NPS personnel.

One presentation where …

Error 404: No Data

My grandpa’s favorite saying was, “When you assume, you make an a** out of you and me.” This past week, I learned a costly lesson from making assumptions and it was a hard lesson in what NOT to do. I …

Ochre Sea Star (Pisaster ochraceus) and Giant Green Anemone (Anthopleura xanthogrammica)

Lifeboat #36542

Welcome to blog number seven as I enter my last month at Point Reyes! In this entry I will highlight a learning experience I have had. A couple of weeks ago I assisted as a deckhand for the launch of …

Calm Before the Storm

Everything at Lava Beds is deceptively calm this week. The offices and the Visitor Center have been quiet and even the wildlife seems subdued: when Emma and I went to check on the Bald Eagles, all the birds were napping …

Busy Birds

            A common issue all over the world is invasive species.  Capulin Volcano is no exception.  The natural resource crew is currently working on a project to restore the native grassland to a more pristine state.  As it is, much of