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The focus of my project while in Glacier is to conduct sound monitoring in the park to see how the soundscape has changed. A soundscape includes all the audible sounds within a specific area. Preserving the natural soundscape is important to preserve wilderness character, which...

Hi, my name is Saani Borge, and I am interning at San Juan Island National Historical Park this summer.  I am a California native, but I studied Evolutionary and Ecological Biology at Barnard College Columbia University in New York City. As part of Columbia’s neuroscience...

The catalyst Picture this: You’re at the front desk of the Port Angeles Visitor Center a day after hearing that one of your favorite coworkers, Ashley, is leaving in two weeks to go back to school. You feel it then, the impending doom of summer is ending....

Growing up in the PNW means growing up with huckleberries. The small stretch of woods behind my house in Snoqualmie had a path which led to a bog, and along that path grew those tiny, sour, red huckleberries all August long. I never walked the...

A MILLION ACRES IN A WEEK Having pulled into Port Angeles in my mom’s old Jeep Renegade—the first car I’ve ever had that wasn’t older than me—I stood outside my home-away-from-home for the next 20 weeks and looked to my right, admiring the crinkled cobalt mountains...