As of the end of this week, I will officially be half way through this internship. After 5 months I can easily say this has been the most challenging and rewarding job I have ever had. I have grown a lot, personally and professionally. This is the first real botany job I have held and the learning curve has been a bit steeper then I thought but I really feel like I have made a lot of progress and am able to contribute to the team. There isn’t much to add, we are camping a few times a week, working on fire rehab and range data collection. The days can be hot and long, the land can be harsh, but it is all really rewarding in the end. I can only hope I can grow as much in the next 5 months as I have in the previous ones. Fingers crossed.