The vegetation team at Fort Baker has been out in the rain getting over 700 plants in the ground! We worked with the Conservation Corps North Bay for a whole week and their help was extremely needed to get all 700+ plants up a steep...

Hello! Welcome back to my blog. I’ve had quite a first month at GOGA. After the initial orientations, trainings, and other various meetings, I donned my waders and got into fieldwork!  I started with a scour chain survey. The survey begins with a topographic survey, where...

December, we had our holiday party, where our executive assistant, Shelly Kelley, presented veteran and forest service employee, James Kerzwick, with a quilt of valor. This unique quilt symbolizes our collective appreciation for the service and sacrifices of military members. This isn't the only quilt...

Out rolled November and with it, came the fires! I was called go on my first fire assignment as a PIO. A PIO is responsible for the formulation and release of information about the incident to the news media, local communities, incident personnel, the incident...

My experience as an Intern is slowing coming to an end. Toward the end of this experience, I seen a lot more surprising encounters with the public. I wrote more tickets this month. I'm currently at 20 total. So far, this experience has been...

For November, I've continued to improve my GIS skills. While this isn't officially part of the internship, I presented at a GIS conference in early November! During the process of producing the project I presented, I also gained a lot of new technical skills that...

October was an exciting month to be managing a Facebook Page. I made several haunted US Forest Service in North Carolina posts, touching on topics as bizarre as bigfoot and Gilford Pinchot's ghost wife. It was fun reading the stories and comments from people in the...

One of the truly wonderful perks of this position is the travel. And yes, I know what you’re probably thinking right now, “But, LeeDar, you’re working remotely! What on Earth do you mean ‘the travel’”. Hey now, that’s a very fair point, but being that...

This October I was able to attend the Montana Outdoor Recreation Summit in Butte, MT-- a meetup of outdoor recreation professionals, researchers, and land management agency staff organized by the Montana Access Project, University of Montana's College of Forestry, and the Institute of Tourism and...

This past month, I had the opportunity to attend a Wilderness First Responder Training in Prescott, Arizona. It was a two-week course that trained you how to perform medical care in the "back county." I had to learn how to apply splint and make splints...