Following Elisha Danielle Ednacot in facilitating a volunteer day with partner, Keitreice Kirksey, and mentors Maria Alvarez and John Anderson. https://youtu.be/tj87FAy_8E8 Following Elisha on a work day! Activities of the day included: French broom and Echium removal Planting sedge divisions *Not mentioned in video: inputting data into CalFlora for plants removed...

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...

We work through, sunshine, rain, and fog. No matter the weather, our sites come with very beautiful views. https://youtu.be/Hy0bWVgX3yA South Rodeo Beach. This is where we pull erharta grass. Although ice plant is here, we leave it so erharta doesn't have any room to grow. We...

One of the most important concepts that I have been introduced to in my time as an intern is the concept of budget appropriations. There are many rules involved in the process of planning the spending of money, coordinating work between government agencies, and detailing...

Hello Everyone! In this post, I will be talking about my new internship site, Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA). GGNRA is located In California and includes over 81,000 acres of land that span over three counties (Marin, San Fransisco, and San Mateo County). The...

Did you know most species of gulls can live up to 30 years?  Or that Black-crowned Night-Herons and Snowy Egrets, were almost hunted to extinction for their plume feathers that were used as a hat accessory? One job of my internship here at Golden Gate is...

My home office in Northeast Portland. Hi Everyone! Val here in Portland, Oregon. I am a Program Assistant for the National Recreation Fee Program based out of the Washington Office. My supervisor and I both sit in Portland, however, and have office space out of the Regional...