Fire Island National Seashore is beautiful, idyllic, and slow-paced. As one might expect on an island, the air is crisp, cool, and fresh. In addition to sand being everywhere, there is also plenty of green around; boardwalks are lined with lovely Eastern red cedar, Japanese...

Late May and early June are the start of field season in Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest. Some of the snow melts off and the byway through the forest opens up to vehicle traffic. Despite there still being many feet of snow, many families drive the...

Picture of Yellow-crowned night heron taken by Tim ErvinOne of my assigned projects working at Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens is to list the birds present at the park so that they can be posted onto the parks website. In this process I have listed out every...

Hello everyone! My name is Marcus Lopez, and I will be working at Valles Caldera National Preserve this summer. I was born and raised in Albuquerque New Mexico but have spent the last 4 years living in Colorado Springs where I currently attend Pikes Peak State...

This past Saturday I was able to attend a world oceans day event hosted on the northern side of Guam in Ritidian. There they had a touch tank with sea cucumbers, a museum to explore, and a guided walk to the shark nursery. I helped...

I went to Banner Elk Elementary School, where my fifth-grade class consisted of less than ten people. Those days, my world was as big as the darkly varnished hallways in that old historic building, so when we would take our annual field trip to the...

Once upon a time, I would have told you I knew how to ride a horse. Not well, but I had done it a few times. How hard could it be was my mentality. But if you asked me today, I would have a completely...

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...

View of Umatac Bay through the window of the Spanish fort, Fort Soledad.      Recently, I had the opportunity to attend the Pacific Preservation Summit. This was a two-day event hosted by the Guam Preservation Trust. The first day I watched a series of lectures...