This summer has been nothing short of astounding. The opportunity I have been given to gain experience while working for a Federal Agency is something I will never forget. I was given a chance to meet some fantastic people and work on incredible projects. My...

Being born and raised in Arizona. Most of my outdoor experience has been exploring the wide-open hot desert environments surrounding my home in Phoenix, Arizona. There are very few trees, and small shrubs and cacti dominate the landscape. The area is also easy to navigate...

Working at Congaree National Park for a second time reminded me how important a good first impression is when working to build a meaningful connection with people. This summer, I’ve interacted with countless people, some new and some old. As I’ve worked to reestablish the...

Congaree National Park is a floodplain forest home to a unique and diverse array of waterways and water features, from rivers and creeks to small ponds and lakes. These large, connected water systems support over 60 species of fish, many common targets for anglers within...

Entrance to Congaree National Park Hello, and welcome to the initial blog post of my 2022 summer Internship coordinated through Fish & Feathers and Environment for the Americas. I will first introduce myself. I am Quenten Masters; I was born in Lake Havasu, Arizona, and have...