Hello Everyone, as you may know from my previous blogs, I am working at Chamizal National Memorial, a small memorial to a peace treaty that resolved a border dispute in El Paso Texas, and Ciudad Juarez. We are a small park, and for this reason we...

Ha sido una nueva aventura para mí, debido a que nuestro equipo fue enviado directamente a un área conocida como la “defensa terrestre del 6to nivel” de Castillo San Felipe del Morro. Para evitar mayores accidentes para los visitantes, decidimos restaurar y conservar los...

For my blog this week I thought I would change it up and let you all get to know my supervisor at Colorado National Monument. This week I thought I would interview Matt and not only get to know him better, but help guide me...

“What features would you give this animal so they could adapt to their environment better?”-- a question in our Grand Teton National Park junior ranger workbook. It’s a question that always stuck out to me and I later included in a talk I do on...

Monday the 27th of June I was in San Francisco finishing up documenting the Alcatraz Citadel Project, that Wednesday I was back in DC for my 3rd day in the office and on Friday I was in New York. Things are moving fast during this...

Hi all! I hope everyone had a good Fourth of July. I'm surprised at how fast it came. Sadly my first Independence Day in DC was dreary with rain. I was still determined to go see fireworks so I went to the park area (the...

I had written a blog post yesterday for you all. You will have to wait for that one and pay very close attention to this one. I am an LHIP intern. I work in Everglades National Park. I get no cell service and limited, government...

As LHIP interns, one of our goals includes trying to stimulate interest in National Parks among minorities, and specifically among Latinos. There are a variety of pathways one can pursue in trying to achieve this goal. One of the pathways I have decided to focus...

The importance of protecting our ancient heritage is ever growing. The amount of damage that exposed sites face in the wake of climate change is astonishing. Here on San Juan Island we see this first hand. The archaeology here is much different than what...

[caption id="attachment_6800" align="alignright" width="328"] Aqueducts[/caption] The C&O Canal has over 100 years of pure history. The government acquired the canal in 1938 and it soon became a National Park in 1971. It was America's early transportation; the C&O Canal began as a...

      As we creep into July, the days in the Capital region are getting hotter and more humid with little to no relief in sight. Our park has enjoyed weekends full of visitors enjoying the park's splendor with their friends...

Apart from a warming introduction to the park, the first updating news I received when I got here were that a wildfire –named Coyote Fire for operational purposes- caused by lightning, was extending on the top of the mountain to the wilderness and backcountry areas....

“What are you doing out here for?!” says every visitor that finds out I’m from San Diego, California. I tell that I got an awesome opportunity to work alongside the National Park Service that I couldn’t turn down, no matter where it was....

[caption id="attachment_6661" align="alignright" width="250"] Park HQ roof detail[/caption] Great news—I finally have somewhere to hang my hat! With so many Interns and seasonals working here at park headquarters, I’ve been sharing desk space and this can be difficult when I need to be focused....

The 11 YCC Interp interns are broken into special focus areas: Horse Patrol, PSAR (Preventative Search and Rescue), Drama, Videography, and Social Media. Since it has been the beginning of the internship for the kids too, we have been taking everything very slow, doing many...

  [caption id="attachment_6633" align="alignright" width="276"] Low clouds hug the Huachuca Mountains in the wake of monsoons[/caption] As we reach the monsoon season here in Southern Arizona and the scorching sun is hidden behind the thick clouds, our wildlife take the time to come...