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Aug 14 2019 | Out West student blog
Caroline Beckman describes her involvement in the Trust for Public Land's efforts to transform asphalt playgrounds into green spaces.
Aug 13 2019 | Out West student blog
Marina thinks through the tensions of place in her remote internship.
Ecologists try to reverse extreme erosion by transplanting a ‘living skin’ of microorganisms onto the desert; could a Utah salt dome act as a battery large enough to end Los Angeles County’s use of coal energy?; invasive mountain goats get one-way chopper flights out of Olympic National Park; in Nevada, designating the United States’ largest Dark Sky Sanctuary; and more recent environmental news from around the West.
"Putting one foot in front of the other in murky waters is harder than you think", writes Henry’s Fork Foundation intern Ilinca Popescu, so it’s important to "trust myself that I can get the job done, and step forward.”
CPUC Intern, EJ Baik, says "To see an item that I helped draft and design be voted on and implemented as a regulation was one of the most rewarding moments of my internship so far."
Max learns to enjoy the time he has to himself at work.
Fiona Noonan learns the importance of connecting place with community

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