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We’ve begun our Basinwide Systematic surveys at Point Reyes! These surveys are completed every summer to monitor the conditions of the creeks that host juvenile Coho salmon and steelhead trout, both of which can be identified under the blanket term ‘salmonids’. This is carried out...

The Basinwide Systematic Surveys are still underway! If you haven’t read my last blog post detailing the first step of our current survey process, I recommend it for an in-depth explanation! For those who haven’t, our basinwide systematic survey process begins with habitat typing, which...

Lava Beds National Monument | Summer 2021 | Blog #7 Cover picture: My supervisor does a bit of woodwork as a hobby and he made this for me to memorialize my time here. Words can’t fully convey how grateful I am for your guidance and support...

My shift on July 10th started just like any other day. Fellow turtle intern Rachel and I were conducting sea turtle patrol on our ATVs. We drove 5 miles north to the tip of the island, to begin traversing south. I was not paying much...

This week's adventure brings me in search of the Olympic Whitebark Pine! Last Tuesday I hopped on to a Ferry headed to the Olympic Peninsula. Once my ferry landed, I drove a few more hours to Olympic National Park Headquarters and had a meet and...

While I am familiar with the frustrations and joys of unpredictable, vexing weather patterns, it still took a few days to adjust to this in a field work setting. In previous fieldwork, we worked on a set schedule, going out to do our work...

Now that I'm a bit over halfway done with my internship, I've become much more familiar with the park. On weekends I explore different parts of the park while on weekdays I explore more of Wild Basin. Since I've been here, I've had the chance...

Despite having 444 miles of road running through it, the Natchez Trace Parkway follows very similar design guidelines as many other national parks - including maintaining true night skies and night soundscapes. But, because of the road and all the safety standards it brings along,...

Throughout my time at Mount Rainier National Park, I will be working on many projects surrounding the Cascade Red Fox species. The Cascade Red Fox is a canid species that is endemic to Washington State and prefers habitat near tree line throughout the Cascades (Aubry,...