What can I say about the Green Mountain National Forest? Well, to paint a picture of how enormous it is, the forest is over 400,00 acres of tall trees, wetlands, and exciting mountains harboring rare vegetation. The forest is of utmost importance to Vermont due...

Having been around Kisatchie all my life, working at the Kisatchie Ranger District has been amazing, to say the least. Located south of Provencal, Louisiana, I was born and raised in the small town of Kisatchie. The people who work here have welcomed and accepted...

I'm currently working as a Resource Assistant in Winnfield, Louisiana, a relatively small town home to one of the largest national forests in the U.S.—The Kisatchie National Forest. My worksite consists of an office, where higher up staff can typically be found. You can usually...

The Wayne National Forest is composed of three districts: Athens, Marietta, and Ironton. Since starting my internship, I have done work in two of the three districts. On the days where I go out in the field, I help survey forest land to catalog cultural...

During the past month, I had multiple opportunities to go out into the field with my mentor. I usually work from home or in the supervisor’s office, but my mentor is a firm supporter of Forest exploration and understanding. Without seeing the Forest, I cannot...

In my previous blog post, I mentioned that the Shawnee National Forest was my work site and that it's located somewhere in Illinois, but not much else. So for this post, I’d like to show you around the forest! Shawnee is a mixed deciduous forest, mostly...

Southern forests are different than anywhere that I have explored before. I am currently working in Kisatchie National Forest, located in the west-central and northwestern areas of Louisiana. The forest is divided into five ranger districts of the Caney, Calcasieu, Catahoula, Kisatchie, and Winn. [caption id="attachment_19530"...

Hi everyone! My name is Heidi Boles. I am 20 years old, and I'm currently enrolled in Central Louisiana Technical Community College, pursuing an Associate's Degree in Business Administration. So far, working at the Kisatchie Ranger District office in Kisatchie, Louisiana has been a blast! I'm...

Having the opportunity to participate in this year’s PAU conference in Mexico was an incredibly rewarding experience that I will forever be grateful for. I’ve traveled to Mexico over a dozen times to visit family and learn more about the country my parents call home....