As my start date approached, I could feel the excitement and nervousness growing within me. I drove down to my sight at Grand Canyon National Park on Sunday July 10th, because my start date was Monday July 11th at 6:30am. I don't know about most...

Hello everyone! LHIP has enjoyed my social media posts highlighting my park and has asked me to take over their social media accounts. This video is my takeover! Click on the video below to watch my social media takeover! https://youtu.be/J1bWntGRzEU Don’t forget to leave a comment or give...

It wasn’t so long ago that I was just preparing to graduate high school. I remember the frenzied rush the day before my graduation ceremony, with my white graduation cap and gown laid out on the foot of my bed. My preparations involved tying ropes,...

Hi everyone! It has been a productive last couple of weeks here at Homestead. I have been finishing up many of my projects and laying the groundwork for the work to continue once I leave my internship. Today, I would like to share with you...

Over the past few weeks, I have been continuing my work on two of my mapping projects for my internship. The first, which I’ve written about in previous blogs, has been my cartographical work in the San Gabriel Valley.  Centered around Campsite 61, doing this research...

Wearing a life jacket vest on a workboat. The last couple of weeks at Fire Island National Seashore have been my first experience as an intern; not only that, but they have been a good couple of weeks in which I have experienced what working...

From developing an online curriculum to giving talks and tours for visitors, the educational work that occurs at national parks is expansive. One of my favorite aspects of park education here at Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park is outreach with the local school and...

Finishing this internship, I cannot help but have mix feelings. I am sad that I have to leave this awesome team and the park, but I am so happy and grateful for the opportunity that I was given. I truly enjoyed chatting and educating the...

The southern end of Padre Island National Seashore at Port Mansfield Channel. Photo by me!Padre Island National Seashore's (PAIS) unique sea turtle program has a long and convoluted history. It is filled with riddles, mysterious, and dedicated individuals. Part of its history also includes...

Some primary and secondary sources for my project. Courtesy of the San Antonio National Historical Site and its coworkers.     Three hundred years is a long time. The oldest mission administered by the National Park Service was founded in 1720 - San José y San...

Hello again! [caption id="attachment_12896" align="aligncenter" width="612"] view of downtown Austin[/caption] With summer well under way. I figured I would give some insight into the outreach work that I am doing during this time. I am interning at the Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance, or RTCA for short,...

The sounds of the forest engulfed me as I stepped over rocks and carefully wedged my feet in between tree roots on my way up a steep trail. Above, a fallen Sitka Spruce tree trunk creaked and groaned in the wind. I passed by a...

Imports and exports of goods is what everyone knows when you talk about Derby wharf at Salem Maritime National Historical site. The infamous ship still docked there today is no other then The Friendship. What many don’t know is that the 15 voyages the...

Unlike some of my other LHIP counterparts, my office is not in a national park focusing on ecology. Instead, I work for the Heritage Documentation Programs (HABS/HAER/HALS) at their main headquarters in Washington, DC. The office documents historic architectural, engineering, and landscape sites and objects....

Hi Everyone!    Today, I am discussing my project with the Olmsted Center that I am currently working on. To remind folx who may have forgotten, my position at the center is a Cultural Landscape Preservation Planning Assistant.  [caption id="attachment_12975" align="alignright" width="300"] Surrender of General Burgoyne...

Hello Everyone! Cold Harbor Camp at Richmond National Battlefield. Ely S. Parker sitting second on the right, 1862. Library of Congress.   For the last few weeks, I have been working on the cultural landscape inventory for one of the battleground sites at Richmond National Battlefield. While...

Hola amigos! As an undergraduate geology major, I have spent the last couple of years trying to understand our dynamic planet and the life it supports. Reading textbooks and traversing geologic wonders first-hand are two distinct experiences. Through these summer blogs, my hope is that...

Built to protect the Chain Bridge approach to the capital during Civil War, Fort Marcy’s earthwork walls and parade grounds are among the best preserved defenses from that era. Fort Marcy is a wildlife corridor great for walking located in Virginia.  You can explore the...

The things we do, our actions, can leave a lasting impression on the places we visit and the people we meet, so we must be cognizant and meaningful in our actions. When I first arrived at Point Reyes National Seashore, I knew I had a...

This week we celebrate Latino Conservation Week. LCW celebrates the contributions of Latinx people to the natural environment and creates opportunities to deepen and strengthen relationships with nature. On this week, organizations and communities across the country uplift and elevate Latinx voices and create  spaces...