International Biologists Come to America

A group of international biologists from several different countries came to the United States to tour refuges and wildlife areas all over the country. They went everywhere from Washington D.C. to New Orleans to our tiny town of Alamosa, CO, which is barely a speck...

Banding Ducks!

For the past couple of months, a contractor for the Bureau of Land Management has been trapping and banding ducks for research purposes and today I had the opportunity to tag along. Two traps are set in various ponds around the wetlands and baited with...

Bufos and Buffalos

As I dive deeper into my career path, I am finding that I love being around the water and am very interested in the Hydrology field. Today I had the opportunity to go into the field with Andrew Valdez, who is the hydrologist for the...

The End of Another Summer

While the majority of people start school this week, I don't and I am torn about it. I am so excited that I don't have to endure the stressful, sleepless nights that college entails but I am also really sad that all of the wonderful...

Canyons and Carvings

Last Friday we had the immense honor of getting to drive around with the BLM Field Supervisor, Andrew Archuleta. He felt that we wouldn't get much out of sitting in a conference room asking questions all day so he took it upon himself to drive...

Birdies and Bugs

Every week we do two shorebird surveys on the Blanca Wetlands and I can say this is easily my favorite part of my job. What better way to spend the morning than driving around gorgeous country looking at all of the shorebird species that are...

Kiowa Hill

Thursday we took a group of high school kids to Kiowa Hill, which is East of Manassa, Colorado. Kiowa Hill is a small hill where a battle called "El Cerrito de los Kiowas" took place between the Kiowa tribe and the Utes. The Kiowas were...

Charlie the Chub

Today I had the great honor of turning into Charlie the Chub and walking in the 2015 Stampede Parade. The Bureau of Land Management collaborated with the National Park Service to design a float that depicted the Great Sand Dunes National Park complete with a...