#EnvironmentfortheAmericas Tag

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...

Since coming to Point Reyes, I’ve spent a lot of time in creeks. Many people (myself included) may focus on the contents of the creek; what species are swimming around under rock shelves, what is the quality of the water? However, a very important aspect...

Greetings from Frederick, Maryland! This summer exceeded all my expectations and I am going to walk away from this internship feeling deeply accomplished. I was pushed out of my comfort zone when I decided to move across the United States and was knee high in new...

The historic Point Reyes Lighthouse, a popular attraction at the park. Hello and welcome to my blog! My name is Deja Olumba, and I am currently a junior at Texas A&M studying Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences. I am very lucky to be spending this summer as...

Greetings from Frederick, Maryland Long-term weather patterns, or climate, dictate what type of species can be found in a certain area. There is a stark difference in climate between what I am used to in California, and where I am currently living in Maryland. A Mediterranean...

Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) gel of coral DNA under UV light. Solid lit bands indicating high clarity of wanted DNA present Maila hålom and welcome to the War in the Pacific National Historic Park. Located on the Pacific Island of Guam which is located approximately at...

Greetings from Frederick, Maryland! Through this internship I have learned a lot about myself. Every day I come into the office or go out into the field to collect data, I feel increasingly capable that I can be a leader in the workplace and am able...