During April I was able to complete some of the projects I have been working on throughout the internship. We have been updating maps for the forest which was a very time-intensive process but has also taught me a lot about GIS. Since finishing those,...

Mack's May musings from life as a botanist up in the Methow. Moss mayhem, floral findings, promising pines, and more!...

Bat Showing symptoms of White-nose Syndrome Recently I was able to join Montana State Biologists and Forest Service Geologists on a collaborative cave survey for the presence of white-nose syndrome (WNS) in wintering bats. Our survey for that day focused on the Lick Creek Cave system...

Screenshot Over the last week/weekend I had the incredibly valuable (and fun!) opportunity to travel down to the Sisikiyou Field Institute in Selma, OR and take a Grass Identification Course with Dr. Barbara Wilson of the Carex Working Group. As I’ve mentioned before, I came into...

Hola everyone! Alexander here reporting from what is already my fourth month with the RAP program. Work with the PSC Deputy Director Team has settled into a bit of a routine, check ins the morning with my mentor, and then meetings in the afternoon since...

It’s been a full month of living in Laramie 😣🥰 Someone told me they can tell I’m not from here because I'm excited to go star gazing in the summer. *laughing emoji* It is a common phenomenon that people will overlook the aspects of their hometown...

Who’s Joyce Kilmer? I don’t really know. What’s the Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest? Well now let me tell you about that. As the US Forest Service would describe it, Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest is, “one of the Nation’s most impressive remnants of old-growth forest.” The forest is made up...

I recently had the opportunity to help the wildlife team with a sage-grouse lek count. Lek counts mean a very early morning! We arrived on at their strutting grounds 45 minutes before sunrise to ensure that we did not startle the grouse when they were...

Mariah Durglo Links to resources in the same order listed on previous page: https://www.cheyennenation.com https://www.history.com/topics/native-american-history/battle-of-the-little-bighorn https://blog.nativehope.org/the-history-and-culture-of-the-cheyenne-tribe#:~:text=The%20Cheyenne%20people%20were%20initially,%2C%20South%20Dakota%2C%20and%20Nebraska. https://mhs.mt.gov/education/IEFA/NorthernCheyenneTimeline.pdf https://www.epa.gov/system/files/documents/2024-03/northern-cheyenne-pcap.pdf https://www.visitmt.com/indian-country/indian-country-events http://www.cdkc.edu https://www.stlabre.org ...