Washington

My favorite part of my Mosaics in Science internship so far has been my work environment. Yes, I love the people I work with in the Park – and they are all incredible. However, I also can not get enough of the breath-taking ecosystems I...

I had a little chat with Annie Runde, Mount Rainier’s Education Park Ranger. Annie has worked at Mount Rainier National Park for 6 years – the last year being an interesting one. Annie and I did not keep our conversation strictly to work topics. As,...

From June 25th through June 29th the Pacific Northwest (PNW) experienced record-breaking temperatures due to a heatwave. A heatwave is caused when a high pressure system settles over a region. Air is forced downwards and does not allow warm air to rise and so the...

My first week at Mount Rainier has only compounded my gratefulness to be participating in such a cool Internship. However, my trip got off to a rocky start as 15 minutes after entering the park housing unit I would be residing in, I proceeded to...

Land Acknowledgement Ancestral homelands of the Upper Skagit, Sauk-Suiattle, Swinomish, Samish, Nooksack, Lummi, Stó:lō, Nlaka'pamux, Colville, and Sylix/Okanagan Tribes and Nations. North Cascades National park (NOCA) is one part of what is known as the North Cascades National Park Complex which also includes Ross Lake and Lake...

The forecast in Western Washington shows gloomy and rainy weather for my trip to Mount Rainier National Park, nonetheless I am still as excited as can be driving into the park. As a Mosaics Biological Resource Assistant for the North Coast and Cascades Monitoring...

Hello, and welcome to my blog! My name is Edwin Torres. I am a recent, first-generation graduate from Central Washington University, where I majored in Geography. This summer I will be working as a Native Plant Propagation Assistant at North Cascades National Park. I am beyond...

As I begin my Mosaics internship, I am realizing I have a lot to learn. My internship focuses on rare carnivores in Mount Rainier. The rare carnivores in the Park that I will be working with are the Cascade Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes cascadensis), Wolverine...

Hello everyone, my name is Sebastian Espinosa and I am a graduate student studying Climate Science at Northern Arizona University. This summer I will be working as a Biological Resource Assistant for the North Cascades and Cascades Monitoring & Inventory Network. My work will primarily...

It is often said that it takes a village to raise a child. In the case of the endangered Island Marble butterfly (Euchloe ausonides insulanus), the butterfly is the child, its habitat is the village, and the village is metaphorically on fire.             The Island Marble...