29 Jun Taking advantage of remote work
June has flown by and I can’t believe how fast this RA term is passing. This summer I have been taking advantage of my virtual position and visiting friends and family across the country. I’ve been staring at maps of western National Forests and Wildfire Crisis Strategy Landscapes all spring for work, so I’ve enjoyed getting to see many of these landscapes in person, even if I’m only driving through. Some highlights of the past month include:
-gaping at wildflowers in the Caribou-Targhee National Forest near Island Park, Idaho
-hiking with my brother in the Custer-Gallatin National Forest outside Bozeman, Montana
-Getting to meet one of my coworkers for a bike ride in the Lolo National Forest by Missoula, Montana (feature image)
-finding beautiful (and cold!) swimming holes in the Okanogan-Wenatchee and Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forests in Washington
Don’t worry EFTA folks — I’ve still been working this whole time! In fact, June has been an extremely busy month for me, as transitions on my team have meant I’ve taken on more responsibilities related to BIL-IRA data management for reporting. I’m excited to get help from the group of Cohort 7 RAs who joined our team a few weeks ago. And I’m still finding time for fun training opportunities, like the Infographics Design course I created maps like the one below for.
Grateful for our public lands!