#nationalparkservice Tag

One last thing! If you’ve been following my internship journey as I’ve been working on the soundscape monitoring project you might be wondering… what happened to the project?Don’t fret as I have come to share the results of the study. While I wrote a technical...

It’s about a month after my internship ended and I’ve waited on writing this final blog because I didn’t want to say goodbye. I loved working in Glacier. From the beautiful landscapes for hiking to the wonderful community in park housing it was hard to...

My personal objective during this internship was to study the foraging ecology of beavers. By observing the beavers' herbivory patterns along transects while noting what they choose to take and where, we can compare what is available to what they have eaten and get a...

Its so wild how fast the last few months have flown by. I've been really busy! Aside from being busy with this internship I also took some summer credits and fulfilled my math requirements for the University of Minnesota. Taking calculus at the same time...

“We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.” - Thornton WilderDuring a hike this week, I paused at the top of a hill, soaking in sweeping views of the foggy coastal prairie ecosystem and the...

Hello, my name is Olivia Montoya. I am an Environment for the Americas intern, at the Great Sand Dunes National Park (GRSA), through the Mosaics in Science Internship Program. I contribute to the Visitor-use Management study, an ongoing study created to understand entrance station and parking...

Wildfire smoke in ohio Wildfire smoke from Canada entered Cleveland, Ohio Wednesday morning causing the air to smell like burning wood and a thick layer of smoke to appear. During this time, it disrupted Resource Management's schedule for bird banding Wednesday morning. The air quality made...

In mid-June, I had the opportunity to join a four-day camping trip to Pinnacles National Park, where I spent time with the botany, raptor, and riparian monitoring teams to learn about their research and collect media materials. Below are some highlights and observations from each...

These past few weeks have absolutely flown by! As we've been finalizing the logistics for the beaver research, I've gotten the opportunity to help out in a couple super cool projects local to the MISS (Mississippi National River and Recreation Area). The first project I was...