December, we had our holiday party, where our executive assistant, Shelly Kelley, presented veteran and forest service employee, James Kerzwick, with a quilt of valor. This unique quilt symbolizes our collective appreciation for the service and sacrifices of military members. This isn't the only quilt...

Out rolled November and with it, came the fires! I was called go on my first fire assignment as a PIO. A PIO is responsible for the formulation and release of information about the incident to the news media, local communities, incident personnel, the incident...

October was an exciting month to be managing a Facebook Page. I made several haunted US Forest Service in North Carolina posts, touching on topics as bizarre as bigfoot and Gilford Pinchot's ghost wife. It was fun reading the stories and comments from people in the...

The second month of my internship with the North Carolina Forest Service, has been a month of learning and exciting field visits. On August 1st, I was invited to join the Pisgah River Rangers on a field day. I took photos and videos as they gave...

As the Public Affairs RA with the National Forest Service in North Carolina, I have the opportunity to blend my passion for the outdoors and communications. In just one month, I've had the privilege of going on various site visits, gaining a deeper understanding of...

It's been yet another successful and enriching month working with the Forest Service in North Carolina. In September, Gary, the National Forest Botanist, invited the North Carolina Resource Assistants and I to join him on a field visit to a serpentine barren. In the Nantahala Forest, we...