Nov 2, 2018
By: Edgar MedinaThe morning of January 16th, 2018, I embarked on a five hour drive from my hometown in Reedley, CA to South Lake Tahoe, CA; to begin a new job with the USDA Forest Service. I accepted the job in December and almost changed my mind due to housing issues. South Lake Tahoe is a... Read More
Oct 17, 2018
By: Ingrid ChavezI have learned so much during my brief time working with Fish and Wildlife employees. I have done a range of projects from fishing, gardening on a pollinator garden, and assisting with a bird banding demonstration. But the biggest project I have been working on is called the... Read More
Oct 16, 2018
By: Jessica GodinezAs suddenly as an afternoon thunderstorm in the mountains after a morning of clear, bright skies, the summer has started and quickly almost passed. Since moving out here, I’ve been anxious for the summer – for hiking in the mountains, climbing in the Canyon,... Read More
Oct 15, 2018
By: Jesse PortilloIt has been a beautiful season, so far, here at Chimney Rock National Monument. My day begins by arriving to the office at 8am. I meet with my supervisor and the other Chimney Rock Rangers and discuss how our days went at the site, including the game plan for the day. After our... Read More
Oct 14, 2018
By: Francisco HernandezI joined the U.S. Forest Service Urban Connections team through a stroke of good fortune. The Resource Assistant stationed in Milwaukee before me left to pursue her dream career as a wildlife rehabilitator, leaving an opportunity for me to join the USFS and Hispanic... Read More