Project Dates: 3/22/2010 - 12/16/2011 Jessica Moran - Project Leader Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 208.914.0393 2D McKey Building Albright Avenue Grand Canyon, AZ 86023
I've joined the SCA out of Dallas,Texas, and am incredibly excited to be here at the Grand Canyon. As a recent graduate from the University of Oklahoma with a Zoology major and Botany minor, I'm ready to learn some first-hand experience out in the field.
Whenever I'm not working, my interests include reading anything I can get my hands on, exercising to stay fit, and studying up about any interesting animal I happen upon. I was introduced to the SCA by my Botany mentor, who described it as one of the best experiences out of college. With the SCA I hope to give back to the community while at the same time exploring future career interests and just plain having fun!
Located on the Colorado Plateau and showcasing a breathtaking illustration of canyon erosion, the Grand Canyon has become the epitome of geologic history with the oldest rock dating back a little less than 2,000 million years ago. In addition to its eclectic rock types, the Grand Canyon National Park is home to diverse ecosystems including 5 life zones: The Lower Sonoran, Upper Sonoran, Transition, Canadian, and Hudsonian. Within the Park, endemic, threatened/endangered, and rare plant and species exist.
Because of its beauty and grandeur, the Park has felt rapid increase in visitation, which has unfortunately resulted in detrimental impacts on the native vegetation. Moving into Phase II, the 2011 SCA team will continue working at the Grand Canyon Visitor Center in conjunction with the Vegetation Department as part of the South Rim Transportation Plan and Environmental Assessment. There, the team is working hard to re-vegetate using native species around the visitor center. Once the planting sites are complete at the visitor center, the SCA team will begin re-vegetating disturbed areas due to construction sites around the newly constructed Platinum LEED certified buildings.
Danielle Laberge grew up in Vermont with a passion for everything outdoors. She received her Bachelor's degree in Environmental Studies from Vassar College, where she specialized in invasive plant management, ethnobotany and ecological restoration. Her current interests are wildflower identification, permaculture, holistic herbal healing methods, circus and fire performing arts, hiking, writing and experiencing new ecosystems. She hopes to continue her career as an environmental steward and a writer, dedicated to improving ecological and human health.
I have always had an afinity toward nature and being outdoors. I have more than once been called a mountain man. I was born and raised on a farm in Western Massachusetts where I spent countless hours wandering the land in search of adventure. Throughout my life I have traveled seeking adventure and wilderness only to discover it does not matter where you are, new and facinating things are always there for us to discover.
I recently graduated from Green MOuntain College with a B.S. in Natural Resource Management. I plan on continuing my education by studying symbiotic relationships between plants and fungi.
This is my second program with the SCA, I began my conservation work with the Indiana Dunes Wetland Restoration SCA Corps I am now working with a great crew in the Grand Canyon, AZ. conducting vegetative restoration.
To protect the planets limited resources, countries must become communities that strive for peace, equality, and harmony for all their nieghbors, big and small.
Joe was born and raised in the mild coastal town of Santa Barbara, California. After recieving his degree in Environmental Studies from the University of California at Santa Cruz, he has joined the SCA's native plant corps in the Grand Canyon. Joe has a love for all things horticultural, and is excited to spend a season in the desert learning about and working with native plants. He is particularly interested in plant propagation and ecological, and hopes to craft a career in these areas.
Since I was young, I always had an itch to travel and explore. Upon graduating from Chatham University in Pittsburgh, PA, I joined the SCA in 2009 as a member, which allowed me to feed my traveling addiction coupled with my passion for nature. I continued with SCA as a member at the Grand Canyon, and I am now returning as a project leader. I am enthusiastic to continue my education of plants, wildlife, and environmental issues specific to the Grand Canyon
|General Site and Project Information|
|Clifford P.S. Dornbusch|
|Project Leader - Jessica Moran|
|A whirlwind of planting 11/14/2011 to 11/17/2011|
|Lots of work, lots of help|
|Paiute Apartment Planting Gets Rolling|
|August 31 to September 7 - Labor Day Weekend|
|June 6 to June 9 - All Vegetation Office, Desert View Conference|
|May 12 to May 19 - Trip to Phoenix for WFA Training|
|May 2 to May 5 - Cinco de Mayo and Watering|
|April 11 to April 14 - A Grand Tour|
|May 26 to June 2 - A week of celebration!|
|April 18 to April 28 - Chainsaws, plants, and Earth Day...oh my!|
|April 4 to April 8 - Getting into the Groove|
|March 28 to March 31 - The Begining of a Project|
|August 17 to August 24: One Awesome Volunteer|
|August 3 to August 10 - Welcoming the New Superintendent|
|July 20th to 27th; New Beginings at the Paiute Apartments|
|July 6 to July 13 - Onset of monsoon season|
|June 26 to July 1 - Tuscon Trip|
|June 13 to June 23 - The Grand Opening|