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31 July 2021

Achieving Recovery for the San Bruno Elfin Butterfly

I am in the last week of my FWS fellowship and I’m sad to see this experience coming to a close. These last few weeks have been my busiest. Since my last post, I’ve had…
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31 July 2021

The Issue of Diversity in the Field of Conservation

The field of art conservation has long been an economically gatekept community: one that, by its very nature, has generally allowed only the independently wealthy to enter. This starts at the beginning of one’s career…
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31 July 2021

Using Data Visualization for Conservation Needs

In science, the concept of data visualization has been rising in its importance. Data visualization is simply the visual or graphical representation of data and information,done through maps, graphs, and other forms of charts. Data…
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30 July 2021

Career tradeoffs and Transitions

When I started working in conservation during my undergrad, I only wanted to work outdoors. I enjoyed manual labor and exploring new places, so I conducted seasonal fieldwork for many years. It was an amazing…
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30 July 2021

Field Friends Forever

One of the most rewarding aspects of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) Directorate Fellowship Program (DFP), aside from the exposure to professional USFWS careers and employees, is the opportunity to connect with our…
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30 July 2021

Newfound Appreciation and Inspiration

Image of Apodemia mormo langei by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service As my Directorate Fellows Program gears toward my final week, I can’t help but feel bittersweet. I completed and finalized a Mormon metalmark butterfly…
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