MRG Welcomes 2018 Summer Interns

Scott, Amandine, Heather, and Jake (2018 CISE)

Welcome to our College Internship in Suburban Ecology (CISE) Summer Interns

Amandine Tooth completed her degree in applied animal biology at the University of British Columbia. She will be starting graduate studies in the fall in Sweden where she will be studying animal ecology.

Amandine will be dedicated to helping with the annual deer survey and looking at alternatives to using camera traps. She will, of course, be helping with the ongoing work of invasive species management, trail maintenance, and other projects as the summer progresses.

Heather Williams is a rising senior at University of Vermont where she is a biology major.

Heather and her fellow interns are mentored by Mianus River Gorge staff while learning about the unique challenges facing urban/suburban natural resource managers. She will be working on hemlock monitoring with Chris and Budd and learning GIS technology at the same time.

Jake Spinella is a rising senior at SUNY Geneseo where he is majoring in geology.

Jake will be assisting with a variety of MRG’s research and land management projects and learning the skills needed to pursue a successful career in the environmental sciences. He will also focus on MRG’s deer management program (DMP).

Scott Campbell is a rising junior at Ursinus College where he is majoring in environmental studies.

Scott and the other interns work in the exclosures in the Preserve that keep deer out to preserve biodiversity and serve as protected sites for plant reintroduction.

Once again, the interns were chosen from yet another impressive group of students who applied through a competitive application process. Thank you to the generous supporters of Mianus River Gorge’s award-winning Research & Education Program.

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