Being born and raised in Arizona. Most of my outdoor experience has been exploring the wide-open hot desert environments surrounding my home in Phoenix, Arizona. There are very few trees, and small shrubs and cacti dominate the landscape. The area is also easy to navigate...

“I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery—air, mountains, trees, people. I thought, 'This is what it is to be happy.'” ― Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar I cannot believe that my internship is already coming to a close in two weeks! Oh my goodness...

Proclamation Tree at Trail of 100 Giants Howdy, Everybody!!! My name is Gregory Lujano I’m writing to you from Kernville, California, home to the Sequoia National Forest and the Kern River. I’m participating in the Resource Assistant Program as a Recreation Management Intern with the US...

Do you know the difference between an island and a key? An island is created through geological processes such as volcano eruptions, and keys are made through biological processes like several organisms building a coral reef over time. Tens of thousands of years ago, south...

One of Homestead National Historical Park's big events of the summer is Homestead Days. During this event, there are live demonstrators and performers that highlight homesteading culture and traditions connected to the homesteading era. Working Sound with Homestead's Other Intern, Adam Sound Board Kansas City Irish Dance Company During...

The Niobrara National Scenic River is an interesting ecological area as it contains six different types of ecosystems, providing a large number of habitats for many different types of plants and animals, specifically birds. This area is home to several endangered and threatened bird species,...

Hi everyone! My name is Raven Zellers. I am a Resource Assistant at USFS Washington Office for the Wilderness and Wild & Scenic Rivers Program. I will be doing climate change and environmental justice research. I work remotely out of Albuquerque and love everything to...

Four birding programs and twelve more to go! I am off to a great start and have been really enjoying the educational and interpretive components of the Fish & Feathers internship because I get to work with people from the community. I look back on...

This summer I have the opportunity to work with seasonal ranger Jennifer to create junior angler pop-up fishing events. These pop-up events aim to get families around the thicket to come out, so we can teach them what fish can they find in their waterways...