The entire Santa Monica Mountains NPS team was invited to participate in the removal of Russian Thistle a.k.a. Tumbleweed from the King Gillette Ranch Visitor Center in Calabasas. Here are some basic facts about the Salsola australis plant according to the Invasive Weed Field Guide...

It has been a great experience working for the National Park Service this summer. I spent my last few weeks with the Park History Program, finishing transcribing an oral history interview with the Richmond Chapter of the Urban Archaeology Corps at the Maggie L. Walker...

Hi Friends! This week I have another Latino Heritage Initiative research example to share with you. It’s the Bernal Family Home in Fullerton, California. The Bernal Family Home is significant for its key role in the Orange County Superior Court case Doss v....

My last two weeks at the Castillo de San Marcos were really eventful. We finished out our final week of Hands on History camp and I worked at the Junior Ranger station. I was joined in my last two weeks by the National Park Foundation...

Hello from San Francisco! My preliminary research on properties associated with NPS heritage initiatives has been ongoing throughout my internship. While I have found good leads, I have also identified significant stories and aspects of U.S. history that sadly might no longer have an extant...

Hi Everyone! At the NPS Pacific West Regional Office we have wrapped up the Discover SF! Youth Heritage Program. The students loved learning about their home city and I enjoyed learning about San Francisco alongside them. I truly had a blast visiting and learning...

As my internship is now winding down, I am looking forward to going back home and spending the rest of my summer with close friends and family. I am grateful for having the opportunity to spend the summer in Washington D.C. I loved working for...

As my internship comes to a close today I thought it would be nice to display the final sheet set for the Carnegie Mansion Pergola project that I worked on with Naomi. The both of us work extensively on this project for the...

My 10 week internship has finally come to an end. It started off slow but now its as if I just got to D.C.! Its a bittersweet feeling to have ended this internship but I am so excited to get back to my home in San...

It has been a little bit more than a week since I left my site, and I am taking this opportunity to reflect on my experience with you. Maybe some of these things will resonate with some of you. My favorite time spent at...

During my eighth week of my internship, Environment for the Americas flew me out to Colorado along with the other EFTA interns for a post internship workshop. We stayed at Cal-Wood Education Center near Boulder, Colorado. Cal-Wood is a beautiful, log cabin facility which hosts...

Howdy y'all! So this week I've mostly stayed in the office working on those spreadsheets I mentioned earlier that contain all of the archaeological reports the park has conducted, going as far back as 1947! We're almost done inputting all the necessary information into...

This past week has been a roller coaster ride! Tuesday morning I left for Denver, Colorado at 6am. Despite my red eye flight and lack of sleep, I felt wide-awake and excited to meet all of the L-HIPsters! My favorite part of the trip...

The 3 day LHIP conference in Colorado was amazing. By far the best part was seeing all the interns for the first time after reading about them for the past 2 months. I liked how we were all squished together, with our luggage, in the...

Alas, this is my final week at the Lewis and Clark National Historical Park. It has been an awesome experience filled with great memories and even greater people. One of those people is the Superintendent, Scott Tucker. It's a real treat to be able to...

These photos are from my second visit to Peter Strauss Ranch in the Santa Monica Mountains. I was assisting Aaron Davis, an archaeological technician here at SAMO. We were collecting data on the historical, built environments which date as far back as 1923. I am glad to be...

Well friends, it's sad to say, but after 82 days in Grand Teton National Park, 407.5 hours of working at the Laurance S. Rockefeller Preserve, 9 Critter Chats, 7 Lakeshore Chats, 8 Explore the Preserve hikes, 8 Wildlife Patrols on the Moose-Wilson Road, 3 Ride Alongs,...

This week we had a federal resume workshop which came at the perfect time! There are only two more weeks left of my internship at the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. Antonio Solorio, program manager for the National Park Service's SAMO Youth program, led the...

This week has been enjoyable, as I finally met people from the Latino Heritage Internship Program. At first I was both dreading and excited for the internship workshop. Dreading because I wanted to spend the last few weeks with the people at my historic site,...

Hi Everybody! It certainly has been an eventful past two weeks - more so this one than the last. Last week I got the chance to see how our botanist mounts plants so they can be placed in the herbarium. She even let me...