Posts by Madalee Haines

by Madalee Haines | Posted Monday, August 26, 2013

Hanging upside down in the desert It feels like a while since my last update, but perhaps that’s been because I’ve been doing quite a bit of exploring since first arriving here in Moab, Utah. Arriving in Moab: now that’s a picture I’d like to paint for you.

by Madalee Haines | Posted Tuesday, August 13, 2013

This past week I finished up my internship with the U.S. Forest Service in Dillon, Colorado. It was a busy time, wrapping up with an end of term backpacking trip and several patrols. It all went by extremely quickly and before I knew it I was packing up for Moab, Utah to head to my new internship with the National Park Service.

by Madalee Haines | Posted Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Learning to Cross-Cut (SCA’s Maggie and David

I am writing this blog from a couch in my U.S. Forest Service bunkhouse here in Summit County, CO. It feels good to rest on this soft surface with my feet up, as my bones are aching from all of the hiking that we do here. Even so, I wouldn’t trade this experience for anything.

Madalee Haines

White River Nat’l Forest

madaleehaines's picture
  • Position Title
    Wilderness Ranger; Park Guide
  • Field Site Name
    White River Nat’l Forest, CO; Canyonlands NP, UT
  • Hometown
    Coopersburg, PA
  • School
    Temple University
  • Major
    Criminal Justice
  • Dream Job
    Interpretive Park Ranger in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, Mountain Bike Guide, Professional Surfer (this is a DREAM, right?)
  • If I could pass a law…
    I would help to subsidize the creation of more bike lanes in cities as a way to encourage commuting by bike. Hopefully, this would help to decrease pollution by car exhaust fumes and increase the health of many city dwellers.
  • The person who inspires me post is…
    my mother, she’s a free spirit and a wonderful person.
  • If I were a shape-shifter, I’d turn into…
    a wave on the ocean.
  • Most memorable outdoor moment
    I recently watched a herd of elk move down a mountain ridge here in White River National Forest. My partners and I sat by a sub-alpine lakeshore and watched them move down the terrain, listening to them bugle, bark, and grunt. There were upwards of thirty elk in the herd and we were all awestruck by the sight.
  • Favorite Song
    “Welcome Home” by Radical Face
  • Motto
    “A ship in a harbor is safe, but that’s not what ships are built for.” —Unknown

What forces, events, or influences in your life inspired you to become a conservationist? Like many people in the SCA, my love for the outdoors has been with me since childhood. My father helped to encourage this passion by taking our family on camping trips to the White Mountains in New Hampshire or on day hikes around Pennsylvania. In the summers, I would visit the Outer Banks of North Carolina with my cousins, and it became one of my favorite places. I love landscapes from the beach to the mountains and I attribute much of that to the opportunities that I had to travel early on in life.

Staff Bloggers

Ann Pedtke
New York City
See posts by Ann Pedtke
Joseph Thurston
Washington, DC
See posts by Joseph Thurston
Michael Cronin
Washington, DC
See posts by Michael Cronin

Member Bloggers

Rachelle Hedges
San Mateo County Parks
See Posts by Rachelle Hedges
Sarika Khanwilkar
Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge
See Posts by Sarika Khanwilkar
Elizabeth Braatz
St. Croix Wetland Management District
See Posts by Elizabeth Braatz
Noah M Schlager
National Trails Intermountain Region
See Posts by Noah M Schlager
Dakota McCoy
Yosemite National Park
See Posts by Dakota McCoy
Ariel Lepito
Necedah National Wildlife Refuge
See Posts by Ariel Lepito
Jessica Zamudio
Yosemite National Park
See Posts by Jessica Zamudio
Dana DeSousa
Sandy Point National Wildlife Refuge
See Posts by Dana DeSousa

Donate today to the Student Conservation Association and help build the next generation of conservation leaders.