The Sawtooth National Recreation Area is known for long snowy winters perfect for winter sports. In years past the ski runs and snowshoe trails are snowy and ready for grooming by November.  This year everyone anxiously waited for snow all holiday season. We didn’t get...

Climbing in Vedauwoo Despite snowing almost every week, Laramie still provides countless things to do outdoors. While in some other cities, consistent snow would render at least a few stores closed, Laramie is well-adapted to snow. Historic downtown can be explored snow or shine which provides...

When I first heard I would be writing a blog for Environment for the Americas I felt daunted, frustrated, even confused. What could I, a mere data analyst sitting at my desk, have to share with the world to excite and inspire? How could I...

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...

I recently embarked on a unique project in my journey with the Forest Service: restoring the old windows of a historic cabin located in the Uinta- Wasatch- Cache National Forest. This task was not only about the repairs, but also about preserving the cabin's history....

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...