My name is Daniel Saunders and I will be working with the Angeles National Forest Fire Recovery Team this summer. This position interested me because I get to work with invasive plants and learn more about them. Currently, I am planning on receiving an Environmental Studies degree from the University of Minnesota and hope this program will help me further my career in the field.
From Minnesota, I grew up spending much of my free time fishing along the Mississippi River as well as many other rivers and lakes. Invasive species in these rivers and lakes are a huge issue in Minnesota right now, so I hope to someday link the skills I learn here at the forest to invasive species near home such as Asian Carp and Zebra Mussels in the Aquatic Ecosystem.