After my three day drive from Virginia, I finally made it to Vale, Oregon! The environment is much drier than what I’m used to, but the lack of humidity is wonderful! My focus is GIS, so I have not been out in the field yet. May 19th was my first day, so I’ve mostly spent the past week training, learning more about the BLM, and asking lots of questions. Currently, my training is focused on using and troubleshooting ArcPad and GPS units since I’ll be spending a lot of time helping everyone with their GPS units this summer. I’ve also been able to make a few maps for others in the building! I look forward to learning more about the GPS units and becoming more comfortable helping others with their GPS and GIS questions and I hope to get out in the field soon!
Until next time!
Vale District BLM