What a crazy journey it has been to get here! I have just started my first week in my permanent/full-time position with the Forest Service as a fish biologist. If you had asked me 3 years ago or even the beginning of this internship, I...

So much dam work My main project this month was to work with the Montana Conservation Corps (MCC) to build Beaver Dam Analogs (BDAs) to reinforce already existing dams that have been built on a stretch of creek.Why are beaver dams important? Well, they store water,...

What is GLORIA? GLORIA stands for Global Observation Research Initiative in Alpine Environments. As climate change persists its effects can be more evident on high elevation ecosystems. Therefore, there has been a global effort to monitor and record the climate change effects on high elevation systems...

Wisconsin Point and Northern Minnesota This July I attended a climate change training in Northern Wisconsin and Minnesota hosted by the Forest Service for a select few resource assistants. I found it very informative and challenged me to think about the factors that contribute and affect...

I attended the Region 4 Climate Change Coordinators’ Workshop in Vernal, UT where we discussed important updates to the climate change program as well as had many field activities to relate climate change adaptations to tangible aspects of the forest. Visiting Dinosaur National Monument was...

I had the opportunity to attend a training that was hosted by both the Forest Service and Chicago Botanical Gardens that covered plant identification and seed collection. I got to travel to Boise, Idaho and stay there for a few days while the training was...

BY: Kat Villanueva It has been a little over a month since I started work here at the Caribou-Targhee National Forest in Idaho Falls, ID. In that time, I have been l have been learning at lot about more than just the work I’ll be completing...