An Antiquated Piece of a Glorious Union from Time Long Gone. Perhaps the greatest collaboration of the (20th) century besides the joining of man's foot and the moon's surface, the Wayne National Forest and the Hoosier National Forest were once one forest, the Wayne-Hoosier, shared under...

For the past month, I have been working hard to meet the records deadline that is rapidly approaching. Even though that deadline is approaching, I got to attend safety week with the whole Juneau Ranger District. This consisted of boat, aviation, and dispatch training. I...

The month of May has brought a lot of change to the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest (UWC NF). The Natural Resources & Planning Staff Officer, Paul, retired after having been in the UWC NF for 31 years! I'm a particularly unique case in that I'm a...

Upon conclusion of my 2nd month as a Climate and Sustainability Resource Assistant, life has begun to move pretty fast. April has sprung forth a wide variety of opportunities to learn and grow. These opportunities of growth have mainly been in the form of webinars...

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...

My second month with the Eastern Planning Service Group has continued to be challenging in a good way! In my blog post this month, I wanted to write more about Species of Conservation Concern and how they relate to my current position. I alluded to this...

As the snow starts to melt in Ashley National Forest recreation opportunities will quickly change. During the winter the Ashley offers a variety of snow sports including cross country skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, and much more. As the snow melts and conditions are becoming more icy...

The wonderful thing (in my opinion) about the Forestry Inventory and Analysis (FIA) program at the US Forest Service here in the Pacific Northwest is the seasonality of our work. Maybe you're familiar with seasonal work, or have spent time as a seasonal employee, but...

The Intermountain Sustainability Summit During the month of March, I had the privilege of making my way up to Ogden to attend the Intermountain Sustainability Summit. This is annual event held at Weber State University presenting on current sustainability efforts and accomplishments within Utah. Topics ranged...

Greetings from a tiny town in the northern cascades! In case you missed my introduction post this is Mack (she/they) your local botanist extraordinaire writing in from Winthrop, Washington. The month of February has been a slow adjustment to life in the Methow Valley. After...