Hello! My name is Ruby and I am the new Aquatic Ecology Intern at the Golden Gate National Recreation Area in San Francisco, California. I grew up in the beautiful Phoenix, Arizona, where I just moved from. I love spending time with my two dogs, going...

Hello again! I am pleased to report that I am having such an amazing time working for the Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GOGA)! The scenery is just magnificent, the people are wonderful and I am learning more and more about aquatic ecology every day....

Me writing down streamflow measurements. About a month into my internship, my supervisor suggested that I come up with my very own project that I would work on for the rest of the year. I immediately knew that I wanted to monitor aquatic macroinvertebrates a.k.a. aquatic...

My team recently collaborated with 3 civil engineers from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in St. Louis, Missouri. Our goal was to teach them various field techniques over the course of 2 weeks here in Arizona in exchange for their help on building computer...

During orientation, I heard that interns could participate on active wildfires, so on my first official day as an intern, I told my mentor about it. She was very excited that I was interested in this and gave me a list of six trainings I...

The Forest Service owns horses and mules from all types of backgrounds, including those with backgrounds as pack mules for Mexican cartels. Poncho is one of those lucky rescue mules who now lives at the Payson Ranger Station in Arizona. A couple of weeks ago,...

I work out of the Tonto National Forest Supervisor's Office (S.O.) in Phoenix, AZ, and I work in person at least once a week. I have a shared office, but it's practically my own large office because not many people come to work in-person. My...