This internship is getting better all the time! The people I work with respect me and my opinion and trust me to do my job and do it well, what a great feeling. The highlight of this week was when I was asked to do a clearance for a project that the Cedar City BLM office was working on. I got paid to go for a hike and write down everything that I saw, plants, animals, and how the landscape is being used by them.
It almost seems like I am somehow cheating the system. How is it that I am getting paid to have fun? I got to write a paper with recommendations for the use of the treatment area and work with GIS to make a map of the area, I am stoked to use my skills to manage the land that I love.