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March 2018

Lia Liebman and Jill Pavlik were featured in 'Sage Notes', the newsletter of the Idaho Native Plant Society. The story detailed their seed collection efforts for five native forb species in the summer of 2017: https://idahonativeplants.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/SageNotesMarch2018.pdf.

November 2017

Jaclyn Adams was featured in an article in High Country News: 'Threatened plants on state lands have few protections': http://www.hcn.org/issues/49.20/public-lands-do-threatened-plants-have-enough-visibility-on-state-lands. The article discussed Gypsum Wild Buckwheat and the impact of nearby industry such as oil and gas.

September 2017

Marissa Jager and Jeff Mogavero were featured in an article about how she helped assist and release juvenile sucker fish that were raised at a local hatchery and released into Upper Klamath Lake in the hopes that it will help rejuvenate the population - https://www.fws.gov/cno/newsroom/featured/2017/saving_the_sucker/.

Fall 2017

- Charlotte Crowder was introduced to the Homer, Alaska community and her internship responsibilities were detailed in an article in 'Natural Currents', the newsletter of Homer Soil and Water Conservation District.

- Ella Samuel created the website for the Southwest Seed Partnership: https://southwestseedpartnership.org, wrote materials for the BLM in regard to New Mexico native plant communities: https://www.blm.gov/programs/natural-resources/native-plant-communities/about-native-plants/new-mexico, and participated in a radio interview with the KSFR Garden Journal: http://sfmga.org/audio/GJ111117.mp3

December 2016

Sophie Duncan (Taos, NM BLM) collected more than half a million seeds for the Seeds of Success program.

http://www.npr.org/2016/12/02/499574244/fojbi-friday-meet-sophie-duncan-...

September 2016

Melissa Cain, Mark Engel, Abigail Goszka, Nichole Gustafson, Marissa Jager (Shoshone, ID BLM) assisted with Monarch Butterfly tagging.

http://magicvalley.com/lifestyles/recreation/monarch-tagging-seeks-to-un...

​August 2016

Crystal Neunenschwander (Palm Springs, CA BLM) worked with the desert pupfish.

https://blmca.sites.usa.gov/2016/08/11/from-the-field-releasing-pupfish/

September 2015​

Emory Griffin-Noyes and Josh Levitsky (both New England Wildflower Society in MA) are included in an article in the Hartford Courant regarding Seeds of Success work.

http://www.courant.com/news/connecticut/hc-native-seed-bank-0913-2015091...

These interns are also included in an article by New Hampshire Public Radio regarding Seeds of Success work.

http://nhpr.org/post/why-common-nh-plant-seeds-are-being-socked-away-vault

July 2015

Justin Chappelle (BLM in Wenatchee, WA), Elizabeth Kaufman (BLM in Montrose, CO), Alec Latuszek (BLM in Taos, NM), Andrii Zaiats (USGS in Las Vegas, NV), and Jessica Mikenas (USGS in Las Vegas, NV), were featured in the Daily Herald.  http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20150727/submitted/150729207

December 2014

Patrick Alexander, intern working with BLM in Las Cruces NM.

Nerisyrenia hypercorax, a new species we (Michael Moore, Norm Douglas, Helga Ochoterena, Hilda Flores-Olvera, and I) discovered last year on the west side of the Guadalupe Mountains, has been published in the Journal of the Botanical Research Institute of Texas.
http://brit.org/webfm_send/1334

There's also an episode of Plants are Cool, Too! that includes this species. Nerisyrenia hypercorax is a gypsophile, meaning it occurs only on soils high in hydrated calcium sulfate, a.k.a. gypsum.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a16mBFTkrks

July 2014

Patrick Alexander, worked previously at NMSU, currently intern working with BLM in Las Cruces, NM.
http://www.lcsun-news.com/las_cruces-news/ci_26216020/nmsu-houses-oldest-

June 2014

Casey Yanos and Alanna Sutton, interns working with US Fish and Wildlife in Klamath Falls, OR.
http://www.heraldandnews.com/email_blast/at-risk-fish-may-soon-meet-majo...