End of a Great Chapter

I knew the end was near, but I didn't think it would happen as fast as yesterday. It was my last time driving the company vehicle, my last time eating lunch with the bugs and the crew, my last time being on the wetlands as...

Lake Havasu and Kingman, Arizona

This last week I had the opportunity to travel to Lake Havasu and Kingman, Arizona, for law enforcement training. While in Arizona I was able to meet with District Chief Ranger Jonathan Azar. Sunday and Monday morning were travel days for me, enjoying the views of...

Boys and Girls Club Comes to Blanca Wetlands

This week has been a great week. We had a couple of Environment for the Americas interns (Aileen and Chu Yu) from Boulder come down to visit us and participate in our youth outreach with the Boys and Girls Club at Blanca Wetlands. Monday...

Fun in the Sun

This week has been one for the books. Team Bug participated in a variety of different projects. On Monday, we worked on the agenda for next week's Blanca tour with kids from the Boys and Girls Club, then in the afternoon we went out to...

Working on the 4th of July

This week was the 4th of July. Unlike most weeks, I was given the unique opportunity to help a couple of Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Rangers enforce OHV (Off Highway Vehicle) regulations in Silverton, Colorado. Most of what BLM owns is desert areas with...

Back to Work

After my week-long training in Denver, I returned to Monte Vista. This week was a pretty tough week. We ran into some obstacles that were unexpected. Monday was an office day, doing my travel authorization and voucher as well as conference calls. On Tuesday one...

Training Week in Denver

This week I had the opportunity to work with some of the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) State Office staff in Denver, Colorado. My interest has always been in law enforcement, and this week I was able to work with Gary Mannino, Special Agent-in-Charge for...

The Life of a Wildland Firefighter

The life of a wildland firefighter is very difficult. This past week, I was in training for fire. I took part in the annual fire refresher and pack test. Each year, wildland firefighters are required to take the annual fire refresher and pack test, due...