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...

As a RAP intern for the Washington DC office National Partnership Office, I participated in the autumn site visit in Reno NV. Since starting this internship, I have been working for State Private and Tribal Forestry's BIL/IRA Team. That stands for Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and...

This September I had the opportunity to help the Environmental Resource Center on their backpacking trip with the Idaho School for the Deaf and Blind. I didn't grow up camping or hiking, so backpacking is something entirely new to me.  I was excited to work...

Engaging with the public can be so rewarding in a national forest like the Chugach. Everyone is amazed and astounded by the glaciers that can be found here. They are eager to learn about them and I am equally as eager to educate them. Every...

the peak I am at the peak of my internship, not in terms of how amazing it is but in terms of time. It has always been exciting. I have done s much in the last 4 months from attending workshops, working on national webpage projects,...

As the Public Affairs RA with the National Forest Service in North Carolina, I have the opportunity to blend my passion for the outdoors and communications. In just one month, I've had the privilege of going on various site visits, gaining a deeper understanding of...

Lover's Point Park in California (where I've been living for the past month) Despite working entirely remotely, things have been picking up and getting very exciting for me! One of my projects (an infographic on coastal forest vulnerability to sea level rise, based on a publication...

September was a busy month for me! My supervisor was gone on fire the whole month, but I was able to stay occupied with the projects we have going on. I finished creating our Region 9 Volunteer and Services SharePoint Site that will be used...