The past couple of weeks have been a bit overwhelming but educational nonetheless.  As I had previously mentioned, there is a fire at my park and what started off as a small 5 acre fire quickly grew to 3,000. I was first evacuated from my...

My past few weeks at the Park have been filled with many obstacles but nonetheless enjoyable!  About two weeks ago the road to my housing collapsed and was very unstable. As a result there was not a safe route to my house so I had...

 Spend a day in the field with an endangered coho salmon monitoring team at Point Reyes and you’ll meet a group of people motivated by a love for nature, for whom trudging through a cold river and...

As an intern you never know what your new position will entail and how well you will work and get along with your new team. I was very nervous as my second week approached and I was invited to get a tour of the nearby...

During my research on my project for Latino Conservation Week, I came across an article that really resonated with me. This article detailed the struggles of minority interns in the Park Service. A quote that I thought about long after reading the article was "the...

My first week at The Point Reyes National Seashore was informative. The Point Reyes National Seashore is a 70,000 acre park in Marine County, Northern California.

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Ten weeks have passed. Time flies and I can’t believe my stay at Point Reyes National Seashore has ended. I had an incredible time and the summer of 2019 is now the best summer I have ever had. Ten weeks have passed. The field surveys...

One of the biggest things about the internship has been the exposure to wonderful people. My experience at Point Reyes National Seashore would not have been as incredible if it wasn’t for everyone I had the pleasure to meet and work with. The following individuals...

Here’s an overview of a few projects that I have been involved in during the last few weeks: My first program: Mammals, Binoculars and Birding Point Bonita YMCA organized a visit to Point Reyes National Seashore to bring out kindergarten campers for a short hike...

Point Reyes National Seashore houses an incredible amount of wildlife diversity that includes elephant seals, the endemic Tule elks, and black oystercatchers to name a few (I wish I could list all the animals I have seen, but I'll be kind to the readers). If...

I will keep this one very short because I can write an entire book about this special individual. Maria Guadalupe Lopez Arroyo is certainly the most influential person in my life and there's no chance I would be at this stage of my life without...

Chorlo nevado (Charadrius nivosus) or western snowy plover in English is a small shorebird that is distributed in the Western coast of North America. Unfortunately, the snowy plovers have been on the threatened list since 1993 due to poor reproductive success that is caused by...

I am an Interpretation and Outreach Assistant at Point Reyes National Seashore. It is important to include the Interpretive Mission Statement at Point Reyes National Park: “To educate and inspire people to appreciate the importance of our natural and cultural history, to foster responsible land...

My worksite may have the word "seashore" in its title, however Point Reyes National Seashore encompasses so much more: a wide variety of ecosystems molded by ongoing abiotic factors, such as the weather and geology. Regardless, it’s appropriate to begin by talking about the seashore....

So this is my last blog post for LHIP, and I am currently on my last day with my park as well. However, while I may be leaving I’m not going far, because I just accepted a position with our park’s non-profit partner Point Reyes...

Now that I’m back from Colorado, I only have one more week left with my internship. It was great meeting everyone, and was fun for the most part. However, now I have a whole mess of work to get done and not much time to...

Hello Everyone For the most part things have calmed down here since the big events are all done, but there’s still work to do. I’ve begun translating all the information that we are writing for the bird publication, which is pretty cool. It’s a really...

So the queen stage of my internship is now over. The final big climb, the last big push. It’s all done, and we are very happy with the results. I don’t think I’ve ever worked so hard in my life. I’m no stranger to 40-hour...

There’s lots to say today, but I definitely want to keep it short because there’s still a lot to do. Today is the first day of Latino Conservation Week, and I kicked it off with my Ranchero Program and I’m happy to say it was...