One of the great opportunities that this internship provides is getting to interact and work with so many new people and that couldn't be more true than at the Denver Service Center's Planning division. While almost every day I was greeted with new faces within...

This summer, I've participated in the pitfall array surveys within Cabrillo National Monument. The project started in 1995, and surveys have been conducted every year since by U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and National Park Service (NPS) researchers. These surveys aim to understand the population dynamics...

The Grand Canyon National Park (GRCA) is definitely grand. At the South Rim we sit at 7,000 feet above sea level, so coming from a town that is right at sea level has been an adjustment for me. Altitude sickness is a real thing! However,...

Starting my internship, I knew that I would be working with the historic herpetofauna community data collected by the National Park Service and U. S. Geological Survey agencies. I learned about the methodology that established the pitfall arrays, the techniques used to collect data, and...

It is amazing to note how much history lies minutes away from each other, when you arrive in the town of Florissant, Colorado you can check out the local museum. This local museum has numerous historical tales of old Florissant from the traveling mountain men,...

As I look at all of the exciting experiences, I was able to fit into the last two and a half months, it is exceedingly difficult to identify a distinct favorite. Though after much consideration, I feel that as much as I value the time,...

I have enjoyed my internship with LHIP and all the opportunities for personal and professional growth that have come with it. Point Reyes National Seashore Association (PRNSA) interviewed me for an article they published on the LHIP program. This is the first time I have...

I'm going to start off this blog post by wishing everyone a happy Latino Conservation Week to everyone! I know things can get overwhelming from time to time, but I want you all to know that our work at our respective sites is so valued...

Have you ever heard about the Lakota people? Or about their emergence story? How about the legend of the first Lakota people becoming the first herd of bison?  This is probably one of the most interesting things I learned this year. I learned this during a...

Hey y'all! Its my last week at Homestead..it's kind of bittersweet. I have developed so many connections with this park, the staff, and the community that I will remember always, but I'm excited to go back and share my experience further with friends and family....

During my park internship, I have had the opportunity to rove through the park itself and check on our various park groves and guests. Some of the most common questions asked by guests are usually regarding bathrooms or trail directions. These roves are necessary...

This week, on July 23, I went on a trip to the Eastern shore to travel to different national parks and staple surveys on their billboards. When we got there, we met with the park rangers, who were happy to answer any questions and assist...