— Trail construction from a beginner’s point of view

MUIR WOODS & SITE SEEING My first week here in San Francisco and Sausalito area has been great, feels so refreshing being in a better work environment, fresh air, and around knowledgeable and great people. As each day passes, I find myself learning something new, learning...

Hello, my name is Matthew Franco-Gonzalez, I come from Los Angeles. Spent 24 years in the city and now I'm searching for something more. Found out I'm good and building trails and helping preserve MY land. So, I'm going to continue to pursue this labor...

Hello again everyone! It has already been a month into this internship experience and there has been so much to learn in my time here. One of the first things I got the opportunity to participate in was the California Invasive Plant Council Symposium. This served...

Hello blog reader(s)! In a few days I will be reaching a little milestone. On the first of December I will have officially been working for EFTA for ONE WHOLE MONTH! That means one month of living on the beach in beautiful Fort Cronkhite, surrounded by...

Hey there! My name is Kristiana Petrie, and I’m one of the new EFTA interns for Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA)! I’ll be working with Michael and John as part of their San Francisco habitat restoration and plant monitoring team. So far, we’ve toured...

Hi! My name is Maya, and I'm the wetland and water quality intern at GGNRA for the next year. It's been great to meet the other interns and GGNRA scientists this week, and I'm super excited to spend the next year learning about the ecology...

Hello! My name is Ivan Bossert and I'm starting as the Natural Resource Management Intern for San Mateo County for the next year in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA). Since I drove out from Missouri a couple weeks ago, I've been impressed...

Hello! My name is Aiko Goldston, and I am returning to Environment for the Americas, as this year's Wildlife Intern at Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA). In this position, I will be monitoring and surveying various species of wildlife. Some of the...

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...