Last November I had the opportunity to go to Little Rock Arkansas to attend the 2023 National Alliance of Interpreters Conference. I was so excited to learn from the nation’s best interpreters. This year’s theme was Building Bridges. As Interpreters, we are always trying...

These last few months I've been working on a lot of NRM payments, making adjustments to some of our spreadheets and working on an FPO project. It has been a great experience here and I've been given an opportunity at a full time position in...

As of late I've been working on a lot of Forest Protection Officer documentation. A lof of employees wanted to become an FPO which provides a lot of help to the LEOs through the region. These FPOs can give out warnings and citations similar to...

As I carry on with the progression of my internship I continue to meet new people. I've met almost all the LEO's from our zone and I have learned a lot from what each one of them had to say about being part of the...

Within the few months that I've been working as a Program Assistant Intern I've realised just how important this role is when it comes to the Law Enforcement and Investigations side of the US Forest Service. We partake in purchasing, managing the budget for our...

The big idea behind working for the United States Forest Service can be summed up in the simplest way possible by the USFS motto "Caring for the Land and Serving People". This motto serves underlies all aspects of the USFS. From the National Forest System...

It’s a truth universally acknowledged that a job based in the outdoors must be dependent on the weather. What’s the saying, you can plan a picnic but you can’t control the weather? Well, this season Mother Nature seems to enjoy keeping us on our toes....

I was definitely worried about how I would get around such a large state without a car when I first arrived in Alaska. Luckily, one of my coworkers/roommates Stephen had been here a couple seasons before and always drove his car through the Yukon at...

I had the opportunity to get my CIG certification in Yellowstone! The NAI CIG certification is used by interpreters to display their ability to build an effective program that engages the public. It is an asset that I plan on using as I work towards...