My Internship on the Elk State Forest


Written by Emma Daghir, Forestry Intern
Being from St. Marys, I enjoy hobbies such as hunting, fishing, and boating. When coming into the 2017 summer, I knew I wanted to pursue an internship in my area of study, Environmental Science-Biology. I worked with DCNR State Parks last summer, and I knew I wanted to become the new intern for the DCNR Bureau of Forestry this summer. I took the time to apply, and a few months later I was hired.
As the summer and internship closes to an end, I find myself looking at things differently. When I go outside on days off I observe the area around me more thoroughly than usual. I started identifying trees that I have learned in the field. When I see an invasive plant in my yard I immediately pull or spray it, knowing that in time that specific plant could overcome a whole area.


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