This post is an update of the projects I've been working on for the past few weeks here at Petrified Forest.
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In this post, I talk about my trip to Fish and Wildlife Service's National Conservation Training Center and the Structural Fire Coordinator class I participated in.
When I first found out I was going to be working for the National Park Service, I had no idea what to expect. My mind ran between a million different scenarios all based on what little exposure I had to the NPS through various pop culture mediums. Yet, upon coming to Keweenaw National Historical Park, I found that none of those conclusions were correct, and that none of them were as great as this experience has turned out to be.
I discuss taking part in seasonal interpretive training during my trip to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. I learned much about the parks and the art of hands-on interpretive education.
In this entry, I talk about one of the trends I'm finding as I inventory fire protection systems and I introduce the historical structure that I will be doing some code based analysis on.
A few thoughts about the ongoing fire protection efforts at the Petrified Forest.
When I first applied to the National Park Service, I imagined that if I was offered a position, it would be in some remote northwestern park. My uninformed expectation of NPS structural fire protection was essentially making sure that some lodge in Yellowstone or Glacier National Park was safe from wildfires. Upon being offered a summer position at Cape Hatteras, I thought “that sounds cool, but what could burn on a beach, lifeguard stands?” Man, was I wrong...