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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.
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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…
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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…
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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…
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Regreso

Monday, November 30, -0001

Regreso Al Prado

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As I prepare for my last survey tour I
Monday, November 30, -0001

Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

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Skagway is a constantly changing town. The ambiance is very much influenced by the crowds that come off the cruise ships. Each day is a new adventure and new chance to help people discover something new. Though KLGO is the most visited national park in Alaska, I learned quickly that most people are unaware that it exists. Often, people are thrilled with the prospect of accidentally stumbling upon a national park, but every so often…
Monday, November 30, -0001

Colombian Independence Day

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They're connection to Colombia, much like my own, is passed on from their parents. Some may go and visit, others may not; but regardless, that does not diminish the feeling of belonging to two places at once. Lowell does a good job of suggesting that this split does not make an     the relci      
Monday, November 30, -0001

New Places, Old Friends

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I love Colorado! And this past week I think me and my friends said that almost everyday. This week I was lucky enough to have my friends from Texas come up to Colorado to visit me! I took a few extra days off and we stayed at an airbnb in Boulder and it was beautiful. Even just driving through Colorado is breathtaking; the mountains, the sparse houses deep in the woods, the sky, the thick…
Monday, November 30, -0001

Observations I've Made

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Hola, I am very grateful that programs like LHIP exists to directly make a change in the kinds of people who work in NPS positions, even if it's temporary. This isn't a solution to the lack of diversity but it definitely does more good than not. With that said I just wanted to talk about some things that I've thought about in my time here at White Sands.
Monday, November 30, -0001

Now Walk It Out, Now Walk It Out

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I've never really been good at goodbye's so writing my last and final blog post is a bit difficult for me. How do you sum up something that has been so influential and life changing into one goodbye? The real answer is, you don't. I can make this blog post super cliché and long but I have decided to keep it short, simple and straight forward. This summer has been an absolute blast! I've gotten…
Monday, November 30, -0001

Independence Day in Alaska

Monday, November 30, -0001

Hiking the Chilkoot Trail

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[caption id="attachment_12214" align="alignnone" width="169"] Boreal Toad found along the Chilkoot Trail.[/caption]
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