Posts by Emily Bowles

by Emily Bowles | Posted Friday, September 5, 2014

Where to begin? How many 22 year-old lumberjacks can say that they have cut down a blowdown with a congressman, the Secretary of the Interior,...

by Emily Bowles | Posted Thursday, August 28, 2014

In the most famous passage of the Wilderness Act, writer Howard Zahniser defines wilderness beautifully and concisely: “A wilderness, in contrast with those areas where...

by Emily Bowles | Posted Friday, August 22, 2014

When William Bradford hopped off of the Mayflower and onto Plymouth Rock, he described the landscape that lay before him as a “hideous and desolate...

Emily Bowles

Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge

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Emily’s a member of the field crew working to prepare Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge for a major event celebrating the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Wilderness Act by President Lyndon Johnson on September 3, 1964. She’ll be reflecting on the experience of working in and celebrating the wilderness right here on the Follow Me Field Blog. For an introduction to Emily’s crew, and a history of Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge as it relates to the Wilderness Act, click here.


Born and raised in Bloomfield, New Jersey, Leader Crew Member Emily is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in geology from SUNY New Paltz. In addition to leading her college’s geology and outdoor clubs, she’s conducted cave surveys, analyzed groundwater quality in the Catskills, and presented to the National Geological Society of America. She enjoys all things outdoors, including rock climbing, hiking, backpacking, cycling, and running. She hopes, through her work with SCA, to instill a love and appreciation of nature in the youth of Jersey City, NJ.

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New York City
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Washington, DC
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San Mateo County Parks
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Elizabeth Braatz
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Noah M Schlager
National Trails Intermountain Region
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Dakota McCoy
Yosemite National Park
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Ariel Lepito
Necedah National Wildlife Refuge
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Jessica Zamudio
Yosemite National Park
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Dana DeSousa
Sandy Point National Wildlife Refuge
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