|Calibrating the probe's sensors|
|Measuring and recording water quality in the Park|
On my third day, I worked with the park's forester and resource manager. We talked about the ongoing and past forestry projects within the park, including reforesting and controlled burns. We also investigated damage to the park’s apple orchards by Japanese beetles, an invasive beetle that defoliates the trees. I finished the day with some training on proper pesticide and herbicide handling in preparation for the following week.
|One of several orchards in the park|
|Investigating damage to the landscape on Little Round Top. In this case, excessive foot traffic has eroded the soil on the hillside.|