Spring Cleaning

Out with the old and in with the new…

This week, along with the several weeks spent in Juneau, have been centered around records management. Physical copies are out and digital is in! Up until now, me and a fellow RA have been tasked with transitioning the Regional Office’s files to a digital database. Because of the sensitivity of the files, I can’t speak to what they are but I can say that this project has awarded me the opportunity to meet new people throughout the two National Forests here in Alaska and has allowed for a seamless transition into the Heritage Program here.

Aside from work, I got a glimpse of the Aurora Borealis the other week with some friends. After countless long nights, we were able to capture the green lights in the sky and I was able to finally tick it off of my bucket list. Even though the lights were magnificent, the people I saw them with made all the difference. I have really felt a sense of home with the people I have met here in the Forest Service, whether it be at trivia or hiking around Juneau.

With the sun finally shining through the fog, there have been some beach days that I got to experience. 45 is the new 70 and we were able to lay on the beach in t-shirts with the mountains in the background.

There aren’t enough words to describe the beauty that I see on a daily basis and the warmth I’ve experienced from the people here! I can though share some exciting events that will be coming soon. In the next few weeks, I will be focusing on training through the heritage program, getting my red card for fire archaeology, and participating in training week! I will also be gearing up for field season to finally experience field work here in Juneau!

I can’t wait to continue to share my time here and will talk to you all next month!

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