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19 June 2021

What Does “Access” Mean to You?

Pause for 10 seconds and think of the first scenario that comes to mind when you think of the word “access.” What do you access every day? A lifetime of access, positive or negative, led…
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19 June 2021

The Great Catfish Harvest

Inks Dam National Fish Hatchery (IDNFH) is home to hundreds of thousands of catfish, several endangered aquatic species, and, more recently, me. I drove from San Diego to Burnet,Texas for the summer to preserve endangered…
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19 June 2021

Desert Seed Collections

I’m a few weeks into my DFP internship with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife service, and I’ve already learned so much. I’ve lived in New Mexico for about three years now, and it never ceases…
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19 June 2021

Excited to learn new things

My first two weeks working for the Fish and Wildlife Service at the John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum have been thrilling! In my first week on the job, I learned a lot about…
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18 June 2021

Conservation Work and Intersectionality: A Pride Post

My first month as an intern at the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service through the Directorate Fellows Program (DFP) has been a whirlwind of new experiences that I will certainly never forget. From orientation and…
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18 June 2021

Not Salty About It

Starting my time as a U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Directorate Fellow with the Southwest Region of Division of Water Resources has been smoother than a jar of creamy peanut butter. The words ‘gratitude’, ‘growth’,…
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