After months of records management, I was finally able to go on a 10 day hitch to Angoon. This village is on Admiralty Island with a population of about 300 people. The heritage team was asked to survey an area on Angoon for an upcoming...

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...

Wilderness First Responder Training This past month I had the opportunity to complete my Wilderness First Responder (WFR) Training through NOLS. It was a nine-day course, and we covered A LOT of material in those nine days. The class was structured differently and covered significantly...

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...

Hi Everyone, It’s been a month since I arrived in Alaska and to say the least, it has been an experience. Honestly, it has been amazing and has far surpassed anything I could have guessed. There are days I feel like I am living in a...

Hi everybody my name is Ellie Willard and I'm a resource assistant from cohort 8 I am from Phoenix Arizona and I am going straight back to Phoenix Arizona to be a social media supervisor at the Tonto National Forest I'm looking forward to working...

Hi Everyone, I’m Kimberly, and I am a part of Cohort 8 RAP  working with Environment For The Americas.  I am from Jacksonville, Florida but I will be relocating to Juneau, Alaska to be working in the Region 10 office in the heritage program. Come see...

I'm back with Environment for the Americas to join USFS's Resource Assistants Program with Cohort 8! Looking forward to learning more about forestry inventory in my second season--stay tuned for lots of fun pictures and stories from my time in the woods. ...