Hi again RAP 8! It's been another month of all things carbon, and I don't have the news that I hoped I would at this point. There have been some delays in the Carbon Partnership Program launch, but what is public service without a few...

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! These past two weeks have been super exciting! Most of my time this week has been spent planning and communicating with folks from various different groups to coordinate the World Migratory Bird Day pilot event. I was able to connect one-on-one with Cat Fribley, Executive Director...

Disclaimer; No wheelies were popped on Forest Service Vehicles.  Part of being a surveyor is accessing rough terrain and arduously accessible sites to get ubiquitous information of paramount importance. Whacking through troves and thickets of green briar, the thorny weeds will divest your flesh to get...

Working With the Seasons BRUSH CUTTING!! Lately, I've been thinking about how my day-to-day tasks as a land manager and steward change with transformations in the land and transitions between seasons. As spring (very quickly) moves into the Bay Area, my team and I are confronted with...

Hello everyone!  Featured Photo: a picture of Shane smiling, holding his long white cane, wearing his cap and gown after college graduation. My name is Shane, and I am interning with Birdability this Spring/Summer. I am from Mansfield Massachusetts, and I am a recent Westfield State University...

Spring is here! The field days have been filled with new friends and discoveries. Almost every day I am introduced to a new plant, fungi, and/or wildlife. I have been creating a list of all the plants I have come across in the field. It...

It’s been a great first month up here at the Superior National Forest in Minnesota. I’ve been settling into the bunkhouse and into my internship role as a Hydrologic Technician, getting to know my colleagues and the community of Grand Marais, and exploring this beautiful...

Recreation remains extremely popular in the Ashely National Forest throughout the winter. The Forest offers a variety of places for visitors to stay, scenic drives, trails to ride, snowshoe, and ski, and a variety of other winter recreation. In the winter, yurts and guardhouses must...

Come Hang at the Wayne - a SE Ohio Anthology Hey everybody, how's it hanging? Throughout this post, I'll be writing a short expository of my job and some happenings at the Wayne. As an engineer, my typical role would be to design structures and the...