Saturday, June 23, 2012
Cuyahoga Valley National Park Weeks 3&4 RM
Weeks 3 &4 I spent with Resource Management. When I think about these two weeks all I can say is WOW. I did so many cool things with the resource management team. I did jobs that I never thought I would get the opportunity to take part in and jobs I did not know existed in the National Parks Service.
The First week I spent shadowing a few different people. On Monday I arrived at head quarters and was greeted by the resource management Chief Lisa Petit. She was very nice and knowledgeable about everything that was going on in her division. She went over my schedule for the weeks I was with Resource Management and briefly showed me a few cool spots around the park. She dropped me off with two biologists Chris and Andrew and they showed me their Green House. They quickly taught me how to up pot growing plants. During that week the exotic plants team and I went out to find rare sedge called Silvery Sedge. We marked certain parts of the parks that had this sedge to indicate to visitors that these plants should be left alone. On this adventure we got to see a lot of other cool plants like witch hazel, skunk cabbage forget me knots, and honey suckles.