[caption id="attachment_7242" align="alignright" width="386"] Coronado Cave map[/caption] As I explained earlier during my stay at Coronado National Memorial, the area has such an extensive geologic history. The surrounding region was once under shallow waters allowing the deposit of calcite from sea creatures. The Sky...

Safety is one of the most important factors taken into account while we are condunctiong work as well as to the National Park Service as a whole. This week I was given the opportunity to attend a seminar on Operational Leadership, a program designed to...

It is always fascinating to scroll through the posts of the Everglades and the adventures that you all share. From my office my site can often feel dull and because theoretically it is not what anyone thinks of when they imagine a National Park. As...

People don't come to Kansas for the land—they come for the sky. Kansas is flat. Very flat. Consequently you can see the end of storms approaching even when its pouring in Topeka. I was thinking about the expansive sky the other day when I...

Whoo, first three weeks of the internship have come and left. I believe I have immersed myself in the park staff, as I was part of several meetings where I had a leading part. The first meeting I was a part of was about Fort...

¡Hola! This week I had the pleasure of interviewing a couple of current employees for the oral history aspect of the Dempster Manufacturing Company project that I am working on. I was nervous about conducting the first interview with the current co-owner of Dempster,...

Welcome back for the sixth week of my Designing The Parks blog! There's been lots going on at the OCLP, and I'm here to share my take on it with you all. The Existing Conditions report is getting more complete with each passing day. This is...

Morning after morning I am greeted by the squawks of the gulls. You do not notice it much. It just becomes background noise. Sometimes it is an interesting break from work watching how the gulls interact with each other. The gulls are omnipresent here; it...

The view of The Grand from Garnet Canyon. While this summer has been an exciting source for professional growth, it also has been a wealth of new personal experiences. I have seen my first black bear, grizzly bear, elk, moose, bison, marmot, pika, fox, and...

As another week comes to an end in Biscayne National Park, I've found myself assuming different roles in underwater archeology aside from diving.  Without a doubt, perhaps the most appealing part of this career is scuba diving a shipwreck that hasn't been seen by humans...

Six days had passed since my last tour when we headed back out to Anacapa Island for eight more days. The agenda for this tour was simple: fix the stucco work that had failed or needed to be removed for the foundation repair. It is...

It is amazing how far you can get in only a few days’ time. It is hard to dwindle it down for this post. Since the last update a lot of work has been achieved. We dug deeper into the building to prepare it for...

I have to say that with only 2 weeks left of my time here at Biscayne National Park I am becoming quite nostalgic. Again, so much to talk about from these past 2 weeks. I got to go snorkeling with our Volunteer Coordinator, Chief of...

¡Hola! [caption id="attachment_6995" align="alignright" width="367"] Rose at the Homestead table, ready to sell items![/caption] On Friday I went to a conference for former one-room schoolhouse teachers and students at Peru State College. One of our own park rangers here at Homestead National Monument,...

As the summer comes to a start, so do some of the community events here on Long Island, NY. After a festive, and slightly rainy, Fourth of July weekend, Patchogue began preparations for Alive After Five, a free summer street festival that takes place on Main...

As the actual birthday for the National Park Service approaches, talk of centennial festivities and duties crowds the visitor centers here at Grand Teton National Park. Rangers in my district, Jenny Lake, have to develop our own centennial talks and present them at Signal Mountain,...

Hoy comenzamos enérgicamente, ya que la administración nos entregó 30 calibres de cañón. Mientras que Isabel organizaba, catalogaba y sacaba fotografías para introducir en la base de datos, yo buscaba las herramientas y químicos para comenzar el tratamiento de preservación. Antes de someter al...

For the first time in a long time I feel content with where I am at. There are no words to describe how I feel right now, but it is the same feeling as when you look into the sky after the storm and somehow...