After months of records management, I was finally able to go on a 10 day hitch to Angoon. This village is on Admiralty Island with a population of about 300 people. The heritage team was asked to survey an area on Angoon for an upcoming...

A few weeks later and we are back on the field. This time I had the pleasure of visiting two Air Force Bases, Laughlin AFB and Dyess AFB. Both are very unique in landscape and location.  Our first week starts off at Laughlin AFB which is...

As my EFTA Monarch Internship comes to a close, I am reminiscing on all of the wonders of nature I had the chance to interact with over the past month.  I completed 7 plots through 4 Burn Units at Dyess Air Force Base, spanning the...

April 13th, 2024Hello and welcome to my blog! I’ll be writing monthly updates about my time as a resource assistant at the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. I’ll start at the very beginning – the drive across the country!! So right before I started...

Hello everyone! My name is Olivia and I am a Monarch butterfly field technician intern with Environment for the Americas. I am studying Meteorology and Natural Sciences at the community college back in my hometown with my upcoming graduation in May! I have always...

My first weeks as an ra Welcome to an inside look at my first few weeks at the USDA USFS RO for Region 4. If that seemed like a lot of acronyms then buckle up, it was only a glimpse into the Forest Service lingo. These...

Southern California scarcely has rain. In Los Angeles where I grew up, rain quickly comes and goes. It visits, never stays. Since I've arrived in Olympia, WA, I’ve only seen dry ground twice. When I wake up it's raining, when I go to bed it’s...

I am a recent graduate joining the Resource assistance program to gain experience and expand my career in Archaeology within the Forest Service. ...