For the past month, I have been working hard to meet the records deadline that is rapidly approaching. Even though that deadline is approaching, I got to attend safety week with the whole Juneau Ranger District. This consisted of boat, aviation, and dispatch training. I...

Hi all! Considering my program is still hush-hush for now, I'd love to talk about my experience at the Environment Virginia conference I attended this month in Lexington, VA. There was a surprising amount of panels focused on Environmental Justice (EJ), one of the topics...

May brought spring flowers and showers here in northern Minnesota. It's been warming up into the 60s the past few weeks and the buds and leaves have exploded into beautiful shades of green and red. Everywhere I go, dogwoods are blooming with their white flowers,...

The creation of National Forests and Parks are bastions of American efforts to protect our beautiful natural resources. First beginning in 1872, with the designation of Yellowstone as a National Park, and continuing well into the present. These designations, however, are also signs of our...

Spring is the season of white water rafting in the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Snow melt feeds mountain streams and rivers, creating a two-month long boating season. Here in Pagosa Springs most people are running the town stretch, but a handful are migrating to rivers in...

The long Laramie, Wyoming winter continues on, and I've been told this is a mild one. As the field season draws closer, the Routt and Medicine Bow National Forests, along with the Thunder Basin National Grassland have been furiously preparing for campgrounds and trailheads to...

*Whew* This month went slow, but the days went fast. I celebrated my birthday earlier this month and had so much fun. I had a photoshoot with my extremely talented roommate, went to the movies, and treated myself to self-care day. The University of Wyoming...

During April I was able to complete some of the projects I have been working on throughout the internship. We have been updating maps for the forest which was a very time-intensive process but has also taught me a lot about GIS. Since finishing those,...