This week I got to endure on a four day conference near the Atlanta airport. The Cooperating Association Partnerships for a New Century 2017 was a conference created by Eastern National, a nonprofit organization that provides products and services you see at most park...

In this post, I'll answer the number-one questions I get when I tell people I band hummingbirds: "Wow - but they're so small! How do you do that? Does it hurt them? Why are you banding them?" First, though, what is bird banding? Bird...

The centigrade is rising here in the Sonoran Desert of Baja, or lower Arizona, and we are deep in the first phase of the process of doing the legwork to acquire the National Historic Landmark (NHL) designation for Tucson's historic quarter, the Barrio Viejo. ...

I started and finished off this week spending the afternoon in the Freeman Schoolhouse, keeping an eye out for visitors (humans and spiders). It was a nice break from trying to make sense of the thousands of photos that have been uploaded to the "Place...

[caption id="attachment_10501" align="alignleft" width="300"] View from Fort Wadsworth[/caption] I have arrived at Gateway National Recreation Area and I am excited to get to work! I settled in and met the other staff members—everyone here has been warm and welcoming and I’m looking forward to...

Oh boy, this week was crazy busy! There was tons to get ready and do before the big day of Get Outdoors Day! Prior to starting this internship I had no idea that this event existed, which is an absolute shame! This event is a great...

Hello, my name is Lizzet, and I cannot wait to see what new adventures await me with my internship. On Saturday I will be graduating from California State University, San Bernardino, with B.A. in Environmental Studies and Global studies, and the next day I will...

Hello all! It was another week of firsts for me. Last Friday night we had the Full Moon Night I mentioned last week, and it went well! I did parking duty, but was still able to go over and see and hear the band...

This week flew by! The other LHIP intern at the Intermountain Regional Office, Jenn, and I helped unload the supplies from the Get Outdoors Colorado Day. We helped clean, inventory, and organize all of the supplies and put them into the the storage unit. ...

Route 66 is defined by a long, extended history that features numerous distinct and connected stories, all centered on improved access and new forms of transportation, leisure, economy, and migration. This narrative tends to focus on the Anglo-American, tourist-based experience, and neglects the involvement and...

Greetings! This week in the Grand Canyon I got to meet all of the YCC SOAR students. And what a week it was! We always started our mornings at 7:30 a.m. and the YCC students would finish at 4:30 p.m., while the folks running the...

This week, my work week started on a Sunday. This morning we left our Intermountain Regional Office to go spend a few days at the Colorado State University (CSU) Mountain Campus, to train Urban Rangers though the non-profit organization of Environmental Learning for Kids (ELK)....

This week I continued my research. There are a lot of documents to sort through, with different dates, names, and entities. So for the most part I'm just trying to do an inventory of them, making notes about each document and writing down dates and...

Hello! This is my second week working with the YCC Vegetation crew at the Grand Canyon. The first day went fairly smoothly. We started getting rid of a number of invasive plants in the vicinity, approximately 6,662 plants known as jointed goatgrass....

Search and Rescue Training Hello! Last week was my first week of training at Grand Canyon National Park with the YCC Vegetation crew. During that week, I got familiar with the park and with everyone I'll be working with, listened to...

  [caption id="attachment_10298" align="alignnone" width="300"] Carrizo Plain National Monument[/caption] Hi, my name is Sebastian. I am a graduate of the University of Hawaii at Manoa in the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology, where I studied Geology and Geophysics. I am...

My first week at the Intermountain Regional Office (IMRO) was great! It did not take long to get fully settled in - laptop and internet access, building tour, and introductions are all done. I have met with the Communications and Legislative Affairs team and...

I started off this week by going to a summer kickoff reading event at the local library, where I helped staff tables. The subject of my table was skins and skulls. I had the fur and skulls of various types of mammals, some...

This week was all about research and understanding the story of the Freedom Riders. I also visited the site of where the bus was burned in Anniston, Alabama. It was incredible to see the place that held such a rich history. My supervisor, Reggie Tiller,...