End of Summer Throughout the summer I had all types of adventures and experiences while doing site visits. The last of my field work jobs consisted of doing baseline monitoring at potential native habitat sites. Here I took note of the biodiversity of the site, including...

Photo: Mt. Diablo campsite mountainside at sunset featuring a fiddleneck species Hello everyone! My name is Clarissa Ortega, a Field Technician and Monarch Research/Education inter, part of the 2023 Environment for the Americas (EFTA)/ Monarch Joint Venture (MJV) cohort. I graduated from the University of California Santa...

A review of my Field Season As my internship progressed, so did the field season and I got to venture out into the field more often.  I worked closer with my fellow Monarch Joint Venture (MJV) team and specifically with those of us focused on...

Since the start of this position in April, I have delved head first into the monarch world and have had the privilege of gaining different perspectives of what it means to be an environmental steward! I have been working with Monarch Joint Venture (MJV) on...

https://cdn1.environmentamericas.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/06/16150238/FullSizeRender.movClarissa OrtegaField Technician InternClarissa is a new Environment for the Americas and Monarch Joint Venture Field Tech intern, supporting the MJV team in monitoring and conserving monarch (and other pollinator) habitat throughout California. Her role includes using both the Integrated Monarch Monitoring Program and Monarch...