Project Leader: Shannon Y. Waldron Project Dates: August 8,2010-May 17,2011 Email Address: email@example.com
Hi, my name is Anne Stahley. I was born in Newport News, VA, but have spent most of my time living in a suburban city just south of Atlanta, GA. I graduated in 2008 from Clayton State University, a local university in Morrow, GA, where I majored in Biology with an emphasis in the environmental sciences field. Upon graduating, I began working as a Program Assistant for the Outreach Unit of GA DNR's Environmental Protection Division. I mainly helped train and certify citizens throughout the state on how to monitor the water quality in streams and other bodies of water that they wished to adopt and take care of. It was an unforgettable and rewarding experience to be able to interact with people from all walks of life that wanted to be environmentally proactive. Seeing the condition of impaired streams inspired me to become interested in restoration ecology. After working with the program for nearly two years, I decided to move out west to look for more field experience in restoration. I currently live in Glendale, Arizona which is in the Sonoran Desert. Gosh, it sure does get pretty hot out here in the summer! My hobbies are doing anything outdoors. I like to go exploring, camping , caving, kayaking, swimming and snorkeling etc. I'm excited to be a part of SCA. I can't wait to meet the crew, get awesome field restoration experience, and all the while experience the desert wilderness. See you all soon!
The Land of Beyond
-written by Robert Service
"Have ever you heard of the Land of Beyond,
That dreams at the gates of the day?
Alluring it lies at the skirts of the skies,
And ever so far away;
Alluring it calls: O ye the yoke galls,
And ye of the trail overfond,
With saddle and pack, by paddle and track,
Let's go to the Land of Beyond!
Have ever you stood where the silences brood,
And vast the horizons begin,
At the dawn of the day to behold far away
The goal you would strive for and win?
Yet ah! in the night when you gain to the height,
With the vast pool of heaven star-spawned,
Afar and agleam, like a valley of dream,
Still mocks you a Land of Beyond.
Thank God! there is always a Land of Beyond
For us who are true to the trail;
A vision to seek, a beckoning peak,
A farness that never will fail;
A pride in our soul that mocks at a goal,
A manhood that irks at a bond,
And try how we will, unattainable still,
Behold it, our Land of Beyond!"
"Hi! My name is Maddie. I'm a recent college graduate originally from Green Bay, Wisconsin. I'm passionate about a lot of things, first and foremost of these being frogs. I love being outside and I believe that laughter is good for the soul. I've explored everywhere from the rainforests of Belize to my own backyard and am always up for an adventure. I've just come off a field season in Florida researching frogs and am SO excited to get out in the desert and get dirty!"
|Map of Golden Valley Wilderness|
|Project Leader, Shannon Y. Waldron|
|A Mixed Bag (pronounced beyg)|
|Reptiles, Flowers, and Friends|
|It only rains in the desert when you don’t have shelter|
|Hitch 9: Good times|
|Rollin' with the Punches in the Valley|
|The Winds Of Change|
|Alone Again (sort of...)|
|Golden Valley Episode V: The Ginger's Strike Back|
|The beginning of the Trial Mile|
|A Well-done, Brain Fryin' Fun...Being a Hitch Leader That Is!|
|"though I walk through the (golden) valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no OHV'ers"|
|Hitch One- It's go time!|
|The First Five!!!|