The wonderful thing (in my opinion) about the Forestry Inventory and Analysis (FIA) program at the US Forest Service here in the Pacific Northwest is the seasonality of our work. Maybe you're familiar with seasonal work, or have spent time as a seasonal employee, but...

Last weekend my crew and I planned and hosted a World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) event at Saguaro National Park, and it was a success! We had been planning it for about a month in advance and I have learned a lot about event planning...

To many, the desert may at first look unassuming: brown, “barren,” and a landscape that seems as if it is yearning for some inkling of moisture–and if you’re comparing the Sonoran Desert to a lush green landscape like that of the tropics or the east...

As this internship wraps up, I reflect on what has happened. From going to a dislike of the desert to a “this is a really beautiful ecosystem”. My first hands-on experience with wildlife management such as collecting dragonfly larvae for the dragonfly-mercury project to tortoise...

We’re past the halfway mark here at Saguaro National Park, and with that has come a plethora of new insights, adventures, and experiences. One of the projects the EFTA team has been a part of is the “Saguaro Arms” project. This is a new project...

Hello everyone! My name is Diana and I am the Crew Lead for Environment for the America's Diversity Conservation Corp in Saguaro National Park. A little bit about myself: I was born and raised in Phoenix, AZ. I've recently graduated from Arizona State University with...

Hiya everyone! My name is Mario and I’m back. For the next few months, I will be working at Saguaro National Park. That’s just 2,300 miles from where I was this summer with the Latino Heritage Internship Program. If you are interested in reading more...

Sadly my time at Indiana Dunes is coming to end. It has been a very exciting summer with so many experiences and interactions with amazing people. I just wanted to say a quick thank you to the staff at Environment for the Americas and Indiana...