Working remotely has its advantages and disadvantages. It has given me flexibility in my schedule and has also give me the opportunity to work with my team in Region 3. But it does get a bit hard to connect with people. I was feeling a...

Today is the last day in the Resource Assistant Program! It has been a wonderful eight months in the State, Private, and Tribal Forestry Department and it’s a bittersweet feeling to be leaving them. I wished I could have spent just a little more time...

The past week I attended my first work conference! Thanks to my training budget from the Resource Assistant program, I got the chance to go to RALLY 2023 in Portland, Oregon. RALLY is an annual conference hosted by The Land Trust Alliance for passionate land...

In July, I was able to attend Region 5’s Urban and Community Forest (UCF) Bootcamp, a training session that spanned 3 days to learn everything there is to about the program. Located at the Region 5 Vallejo Office and designed for people working within UCF,...

In April, I had the opportunity to go to Phoenix, Arizona for a meeting between my team at the U.S Forest Service and the Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management (DFFM). I am part of the Cooperative Forestry Team and the team engages in...

Hi, my name is Jiamin Liang and I am an EFTA intern for the Resource Assistant Program. I am working with the Forest Legacy Program and I am very excited for this new experience! Nice to meet you! ...