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...

Industrial sites and parks challenge the notions of what a park should look like. They are not as green and lush as we are used to and they are often over taken by fields of pavement. Likewise, the Charlestown Navy Yard is overwhelmed in pavement...

There are so many aspects of Craters of the Moon that make it unique in comparison to anything else in the country. There have been many people who have passed by here and saw nothing but a black, desolate landscape. However, there have been people...

  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 out after a dry and sweltering season. Today we will feature some of the fauna special...

Every time I drive up from the visitor center to the Giant Forest, I become amazed at the sequoias as if it were the first time. The trees have the ability to make one feel so small and insignificant, making one realize that life IS...

Every week from our window I can hear soft flute music and the distinct sounds of shells rattling as dancers make their way across the plaza. On weekends especially, the plaza is abuzz with the sounds of music and cheerful chatter as volunteer tour guides...

[caption id="attachment_7036" align="aligncenter" width="674"] Reading of the Declaration of Independence at National Archives for the 4th of July[/caption] I can’t believe it’s already July.  My how the time has flown by.  For the 4th of July I went to some events here in D.C....

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...