Stewardship is the intersection between three key principles: Understand, Assess, and Apply. These principles are an approach to applying resource management. Imagine being in charge of all resources (cultural, wildlife, vegetation, and physical sciences) in an area of nearly 800 thousand acres that is all...

The past couple of weeks, I’ve had the pleasure of tracking tortoises with one of the park’s volunteers, Tom. Tom is retired from a long career in the forest service and he is an amazing naturalist. Being out in the field with a naturalist is...

The past month has been both very challenging and rewarding. Most of my projects throughout the course of my internship were lined up for mid-July, and so I've been able to do a large variety of things.  For Latino Conservation Week, I set up a...

For large parts of the past two weeks I have been dedicating my time researching my project by reading primary and secondary source books and documents ranging from the early 19th century up until more recent scholarship from 2016. I have also been going back...

Wow, time flies by when you're having fun! Sadly, my time here at the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical park is coming to end, but I won't stop working on projects until my last hour here. As part of my final project, I thought it...

A wise woman once sang,  “Always gonna be an uphill battle Sometimes I'm gonna have to lose Ain't about how fast I get there Ain't about what's waiting on the other side It's the climbbbbbbb!”  Ok, so maybe Miley Cyrus wasn't literally talking about hiking,...

Welcome back to my blog!   These last two weeks have been pretty great and filled with a lot of learning opportunities. One of the things accomplished was our last field visit, to do what remained of hand sketching and measurements for the row house. We also...

Afortunadamente, desde que estoy en el parque he tenido varias aventuras inesperadas. Les voy a contar sobre mi fin de semana de aventuras con unos de mis colegas- Alexis, Jesús y Hannah. Mi jefe nos dio información para viajar, conocer y reunirnos con los guardabosques del monumento nacional...

  Hi, everyone! I’m Kassidy, EFTA’s writing intern here in Boulder, Colorado. I have been doing some rounds of site visits for our blogs and recently visited Alejandro, LHIP's interpretation intern at Rocky Mountain National Park. Continue reading to share my experience meeting Alejandro and to follow...

Week four with Everglades National Park Environmental Education unit has me redefining where the actual park ends and begins. As long as I can remember, our local zoo in South Florida, Zoo Miami (then Miami Metro Zoo), had been my natural home away from my...

En mi corto tiempo como pasante, he conocido muchas personas que son amables e inteligentes. Pero, la persona más influyente para mi desde el comienzo ha sido Lupe. Con Lupe me entrevisté para esta pasantía,  también, fue la primera persona que conocí el primer día trabajando...

Esta tierra no es suya, ni es mía. Esta tierra es de todos nosotros, pero al mismo tiempo todos somos visitantes. Es fácil decir que todos los días que estoy trabajando, estoy aprendiendo algo nuevo. Tal vez, es muy difícil escoger solamente una cosa para este...

Mi proyecto principal, pues estoy involucrada en otros proyectos más pequeños, consiste en detallar la fenología del cactus saguaro y observar sus botones, flores y frutos. Este proyecto utiliza dos personas del parque trabajando lunes, martes, miércoles, jueves, viernes y sábado durante los meses de abril a julio, capturando fotos de...

I drive to work every morning down a long straight open road, passing by huge silos of grain, vast expanses of fields, combines and semis full of cows blanketed by an enormous sky. Fort Larned is a remote, middle of nowhere and everywhere sort of...

Bienvenidos a mi parque, Saguaro National Park, está ubicado a  8.4 miles de mi casa, sin embargo mi familia y yo hemos visitado este parque un total de 3 veces en mis 23 años de vida. De hecho, cuando yo le dije a mis padres que iba a...