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Hola, my name is Lesly Caballero. I am from Sonoma County, California. I am 22 years old, and I am a student at Humboldt State University pursuing an Environmental Management and Protection BS with an emphasis in Environmental Education and Interpretation. I am elated to be part of the Latino Heritage Internship Program with Environment for the Americas and the National Park Service. This summer I will be working in the National Park Service Office…
Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Hi, I'm Patricia Robello!

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Hello everybody! My name is Patricia Robello and I am 22 years old. I’m proud to say that I was sent out to Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming to be an interpreter, and it was all thanks to the Latin Heritage Intern program! The picture above shows what I see every morning, right outside of my cabin window. I’m currently a senior at Weber State University, studying Zoology as my major and chemistry as…
Friday, May 22, 2015

Jose Gonzalez

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Hello! My name is Jose Gonzalez. I am a 24 year old student from Long Beach, CA. The pictures above are from my second time visiting Seattle, Washington this past April. I visited as part of a scholarship to attend the American Planning Association National Conference. I completed my undergraduate, general education requirements at Long Beach City College from 2009-2012. I then transferred to California State Polytechnic University, Pomona where I attended from 2012-2015. At…
Friday, May 15, 2015

Hi! I'm Leslie Fuentes

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Hello, my name is Leslie Fuentes. I'm 21 years old and a senior attending Hawaii Pacific University majoring in Marine Biology. I will be working at the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area in Santa Monica, California and am extremely excited! This opportunity will provide additional experience on learning how to conduct proper fieldwork and research about historic resources through a variety of methods. I can't wait to be apart of a team that enforces…
Monday, November 30, -0001

Mi Aventura!

Monday, November 30, -0001

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“If my decomposing carcass helps nourish the roots of a juniper tree or the wings of a vulture—that is immortality enough for me. And as much as anyone deserves.” -Edward Abbey The Kwis Kwis Trail in the Lewis and Clark NPS boasts a rich, healthy, mossy, well-ventilated forest. Mushrooms, lichens and sweet berries are abundant. As I cut through the thick grass and low-lying shrubs during my first trail maintenance work, I think about the…
Monday, November 30, -0001

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“If my decomposing carcass helps nourish the roots of a juniper tree or the wings of a vulture—that is immortality enough for me. And as much as anyone deserves.” ― Edward Abbey, Desert Solitaire   The Kwis Kwis Trail in the Lewis and Clark NPS boasts a rich, healthy, mossy, well-ventilated forest. Mushrooms, lichens and sweet berries are abundant. As I cut through the thick grass and low-lying shrubs during my first trail maintenance work,…
Monday, November 30, -0001

Up On The Mountain Update

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The last few days I have kept my nose buried in several books on the topic of the Mission 66 park program and searching for insights into the design process of the architect Benjamin H. Biderman who designed Look Rock Tower. I have also been getting more familiar with cabin construction as my supervisor has given me some opportunities to get out into the park and hike up to cabins on our list of classified…
Monday, November 30, -0001

An Extended Stay

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This should be my last post for the summer out in the Tetons, however I have been lucky enough to be allowed to stay in the Tetons. My school resumes late and I've had the luck of having amazing support from Grand Teton National park as well as Susan Bonfield with Environment for the Americas in order to do so.
Monday, November 30, -0001

From Lowell, with Love

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As my second year as part of LHIP comes to a close, I look back on the summer, especially the past couple weeks. I can truly say I loved my job, and feel as if I made a difference, no matter how small it may seem and that's what the programs all about, I guess. This blog entry is going to be especially honest and it's because I feel truly inspired by the events of…
Monday, November 30, -0001

Flames Bring Death but Sparks New Life

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EARTH WATER AIR & FIRE Do [caption id="attachment_12548" align="alignright" width="145"] Image credit: United States Forest Service (USFS)[/caption] you remember the Smokey Bear campaign created by the United States Forest Service (USFS)? It provoked fear in people to believe fire is always bad. Truth is, all elements are necessary to a healthy ecosystem, including FIRE.   https://blog.nature.org/science/2013/05/15/good-fire-bad-fire-an-ecologists-perspective/ In the Sierra Nevada, fire is deeply integrated to the cultural and natural practices of the North Fork Mono…
Monday, November 30, -0001

Environmental Racism, its Everywhere

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What is it? Example of what it looks like in Tulare County.   H2O and air quality location and privilage   E- porterville and Flint, MI
Monday, November 30, -0001

They Tried to Bury Us. . .

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"They tried to bury us but they didn't know we were seeds"- A Mexican Proverb They tried to cut us down, but we will not be molded. They tried to burn us, but they didn't know that fire catalyzes growth. Fire destroyed every living thing. They left us in ashes, there we grew so tall that we surpass the canopy and created our own life. Our raza, resilient to the burn of this society. Our…
Monday, November 30, -0001

Welcome to the Everglades!

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Summer at Everglades National Park is an experience unlike any other in the United States. Summer storms bring heavy rainfall leading to higher water levels and as a result, sawgrass prairies and freshwater sloughs thrive once again. This seasonal change makes for spectacular views of the Everglades ecosystem as well as a prime opportunity to learn about how this wetland sustains life. As a Cultural History Education LHIP Intern at Everglades National Park, I am…
Monday, November 30, -0001

Regreso

Monday, November 30, -0001

Regreso Al Prado

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As I prepare for my last survey tour I
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