Tag: bismarck

Counting down the days…

Yeah that’s right, eleven days left in Bismarck for me. It has gone by wayyyy to fast. I swear we were just pulling into the Walmart parking lot to rest for the night last week, not two months ago! I definitely could stay out here for a few more months, that’s for sure. I have fallen in love with this place. And the people … Read More Counting down the days…

Shenanigans… um I mean work.

Holy cow… this past weekend. I can pretty much sum it up in one word: awesome! And believe it or not we actually got a fair amount of surveys done while we were at Devil’s Lake. Sweet deal all around. Friday evening we got to Devil’s Lake at Graham’s Island State Park and set up camp. We got lucky and got a perfect location … Read More Shenanigans… um I mean work.

Quack.

Hola, So sorry that I haven’t posted in a while! Are you still there? Good. Time is flying by even faster. Not good. I really did not expect it, but I have completely fallen in love with this place. A lot of it has to be credited to the people though, they are amazing! Hmm… so what has been going on the past few … Read More Quack.

I didn’t realize we were talking dirty

Well this week came and went, it seems like all the weeks have been doing that. We are now halfway through our summer. Crazy. Tuesday we hit up a few bridges and found some rather interesting scat that had tons of crayfish in it and was scattered in an otter-like manor. We took a sample and vigorously searched the area. We found some odd … Read More I didn’t realize we were talking dirty

Starbucks..

Well. We had a pretty good weekend, spent Friday out on the river fishing for walleye. We caught 5 and cooked em up for dinner Saturday night – delicious!!   We spent some time both Saturday and Sunday scoping out spots and developing plans for angler surveys. So this is our dilemma. We have to interview around 200 anglers, but hardly anyone fishes from … Read More Starbucks..

It’s a cowboy… riding a triceratops

Wait a minute, it’s Thursday already? And we are off tomorrow – so its pseudoFriday? SCORE! Seriously, where did this past week go? Not that I am complaining, I am overjoyed at the thought of a beer and pizza night then sleeping in tomorrow. Sounds brilliant. We had planning on conquering the Cannonball River via canoe on Tuesday. Problem. Don’t tell him this, but … Read More It’s a cowboy… riding a triceratops

Nothing… well almost

Bullsnake

Fire in the hole!

Okay, so we spent the entirety of the day yesterday doing bridge surveys with Dr. Serfass so he can show us what we need to be looking for and how to conduct the surveys. We found lots and lots of raccoon signs and scat, beaver signs in almost all of the sights we surveyed, but unfortunately, no otter signs. I really was not expecting to find … Read More Fire in the hole!

Wait… how many projects are we doing?

Alrighty, pretty much all we have done the past two days is meeting after meeting after meeting. We’re trying to get everything organized and meet all of our contacts so we can start the real work. I found out what I am going to be doing this summer. The majority of the summer we’ll be focusing on the human dimension element. We have modified an … Read More Wait… how many projects are we doing?

Duck, duck, duck… CORMORANT!

Yesterday was a a fun day! Megan and I went to the North Dakota Game and Fish main office to sit on a talk by Bretty Wiedmann on the reintroduction program of bighorn sheep (Ovis canadensis) that started in 1956 when they translocated the California subspecies from British Columbia genetics into North Dakota and more recently the translocation of Montana sheep. And also about … Read More Duck, duck, duck… CORMORANT!

Lightening storms, trailers, and a dead deer

Yesterday, the miles just seemed to fly by unlike Tuesday in which they dragged on and on. I think stopping in Wisconsin to see my big sister, Abby, who I only get to see once in a blue moon sure helped. So feeling refreshed and confident I decided to truck on through and drive the remaining 12+ hours to Bismarck. We finally made it to the … Read More Lightening storms, trailers, and a dead deer

And so the adventure begins…

Well it’s been a long day to say the least. Today has consisted of a very early morning (4:30am) and around 800 miles of roads, 350+ of which were in Ohio. I didn’t even know Ohio was that long! Okay, well I’m kinda just jumping into things, I guess I probably should start with a little background information to give y’all a feel for … Read More And so the adventure begins…