We are two months in and loving it. This month has been pretty long. At the beginning I visited Laramie. I got a chance to visit Tie City Campground, tour the current office, and hang out with my coworkers. Now yall know I am a...

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...

It’s snowy in the San Juan Mountains. You can see the towering, jagged mountains looming over the town of Pagosa Springs, but field season is not here quite yet. So, I watch them from my office window as the deer wander past. Both of us...

Hey EFTA friends! I am still reminiscing on the orientation week in New Mexico when I met so many of you! Since then, I began living and working in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains in North Carolina. My RA position is an Environmental Planner and specifically,...

Moving to Alaska has been a hard transition for me, not because I’m from California or because I’m not used to this type of climate and isolation. It’s because I moved thousands of miles away from everything I had back home, friends and loved ones....

Wow yall, it’s been a month already! Things have been going smoothly so far. I have been able to attend some trainings and start projects. Knowing I can become familiarized with topics and systems without physically being at my host site is very comforting. I will...

Throughout the past four weeks in the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests and Thunder Basin National Grassland, it has snowed frequently. Luckily our forest has snow gear that has allowed us to be somewhat active in the field regardless. We get to drive out to different...

Hi everyone! This is Alexander checking in after my first month of the Research Assistant Program. It’s been a whirlwind experience. It started in New Mexico with the onboarding and then quickly moved into full-time remote work. This was my first fully remote position so...