Ellen Thompson

Ellen grew up in Arcata, California surrounded by redwoods and close to the ocean. During her free time, Ellen enjoys exploring the forest and surfing the waves of the Pacific. Continue Reading…

Alumni Interview – Robyn Reeder

Congratulations to former Public Lands Stewards (PLS) Intern Robyn Reeder! She is the new Biotechnician at Conboy Lake National Wildlife Refuge.

Our Outreach Coordinator Trevor was lucky enough to sit down and talk with Robyn about her new position and how PLS helped her achieve her goals. Continue Reading…

Group of people in a river raft going over rapids being sprayed with water

Am I Still on the River?

In honor of Great Outdoors Month, our AmeriCorps Program Director Aaron Stanton shared this thrilling story of his rescue on the river.

“In 2018 I had the good fortune to raft and kayak the Grand Canyon.  The trip did not end the way I would have liked, but it still changed me. Continue Reading…

Mountains behind a lake that has a perfect reflection of the mountains

Learning the Alaska Lifestyle

Alaska, known as the last frontier, conjurers visions of adventure and captivating landscapes. I am excited to be living the dream while participating in the VetsWork program while here with the Chugach National Forest supervisor’s office in Anchorage, Alaska. Continue Reading…

Lake with large mountain/glacier in the back

Never Ending Views in Alaska

Working here in Alaska has opened my eyes to natures beauty.  I feel like the learning experiences never stop. From learning about bears and how to stay safe around them, to how to stay safe on an airplane. Continue Reading…