Orientation Week has ended. and what a long week it has been. It is surreal to think that from now on, we will be joining the population of desert peoples already here at the Saguaro National Park. We, the crew, have finally completed WFA certification,...

As an intern for the Wilderness and Wild and Scenic Rivers, WWSR, Program out of the Washington Office, most of what I've done so far has been working towards the two case studies related to a Wilderness area and a Wild and Scenic River. I...

I'll share my journey as an Environment for the Americas intern on this page. An interesting fact about me is that I'm part of the first graduated class of Cal Poly Humboldt! Go Lumberjacket! ...

Hello to whoever is reading this and welcome to my intro blog! My name is Lucy Malamud-Roam. I’m so excited to be joining the EFTA team this year as a Habitat Restoration intern in the beautiful Golden Gate National Recreation Area! I’m not even a full...

Hello everyone! My name is Laura! I'm a student at UC Davis studying Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology. I'm originally from Colombia, grew up in Florida, and have been living in the San Francisco Bay Area for the past 5 years. Living in the Bay Area,...

Overview of the Pinecrest Lake. Donell's Dam. Furry friend. Here are my highlights of my unexpected adventures: When you go out patrolling around the Stanislaus National Forest you never know what kind of views you may get. Whether you go out on foot or OHV riding this is...

This post is supposed to be about something new that I learned while being in this job. For me, I've learned the importance of having a routine and maintaining discipline. I won't say I've mastered it. I'm nowhere near close to being the best at...

As a Resource Assistant at the Mark Twain National Forest, I always have the opportunity to dive into new and exciting. However, as Recreation Technicians, we still have a responsibility to do our daily tasks, such as picking up unwanted debris in our recreation sites....

Before becoming a Resource Assistant at the Mark Twain National Forest I never set foot in a campground or trail at all. However, since being here and working in the forest, I've learned so much! Hazard Trees and how to spot and evaluate them for...