Ecology, Lifestyle

Summer in the Sagebrush

With each passing cow, my restlessness grew, and the endless sagebrush became blurred in my vision. For a land that appeared entirely flat, my head was nearly bouncing off the ceiling of the truck as I navigated the deep ruts towards the field-site. The pronghorn antelope that ran parallel to, and eventually outran, our conspicuously… Continue reading Summer in the Sagebrush

Ecology, Travel Blog

Grinnell Glacier Trail, Glacier National Park (7/18/18)

Climate change was the final theme of my Field Ecology course. I've heard about glaciers melting nearly my whole life,┬ábut like so many other concepts in ecology, this was just an abstract idea to me until I witnessed it firsthand. What is a Glacier? How does one differentiate between glaciers and all of the other… Continue reading Grinnell Glacier Trail, Glacier National Park (7/18/18)

Ecology

Summer Camp for Ecologists

I think I've died and gone to Summer Camp. This summer I've been given the privilege to spend two months taking field ecology courses at the Flathead Lake Biological Station through the University of Montana. Although I have learned and experienced many invaluable applications of restoration ecology through my work over the past five years,… Continue reading Summer Camp for Ecologists

Ecology, Travel Blog

Lava Beds National Monument

5/4/18 - 5/6/18 After spending a ton of time in the office due to a very slow start in the season's work, I was definitely ready to get out of town for the weekend. Friday afternoon Josh and I drove down to Lava Beds National Monument in Tulelake, CA. Instead of the smooth, black, melted… Continue reading Lava Beds National Monument