Your Very Next Step newsletter for May / June 2021

Your Very Next Step newsletter for May / June 2021

 

By Ned Lundquist
www.yourverynextstep.com

“The world is a book, and those who don’t travel only read one page.” Posted

St. Augustine

 

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.”
– Lao Tzu

This edition of YVNS comes to you from Key West, Florida.

 

http://www.yourverynextstep.com/2021/06/06/your-very-next-step-newsletter-for-may-june-2021/

 

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***  Send us your comments, questions, and contributions to lundquist989@cs.com.

 

*** In this issue:

***  Ned’s upcoming travel, maybe, perhaps:

***  There are hazards in the outdoors.

***  Be Bear Wise

***  The San Gorgonio Wilderness

***  8 American Islands You’ve Never Heard Of

***  Find Your Graduate Program

***  Find the Best Vacation For You

***  The Search for a Ranger Who Was Lost and Never Found

***  Welcome to the YOLO Economy

***  The Tiny Towns of California

***  Material Science: Everything You Need to Know About Sleep SystemsMaster sleep systems to improve your next night out.

***  7 Must-See Hot Springs in the U.S.

***  The Oldest Cities in the World

***  5 Bodies of Water We Bet You’ve Never Heard Of

***  Deadline for Real ID for air travel pushed back because of pandemic

***  What to Do in Palm Springs, California’s Timeless Getaway

***  5 Surprising Spots to See the Northern Lights in the U.S.

***  10 of the Strangest Statues in the World

***  Identify every bird you see

***  17 U.S. Towns That Are Self-Proclaimed “Capitals of the World”

***  Rail Trail of the Month

 

Trail of the Month for May 2021

Alaska’s Lanie Fleischer Chester Creek Trail

 

Trail of the Month for April 2021

Arizona’s Santa Cruz River Park Trail

 

***  Trail/Outdoor/Conservation volunteer opportunities (see listings below for links):

 

1.)  Summer Internship, Westmoreland Sanctuary, Mount Kisco, NY

2.)  Outreach Volunteer Opportunities, Wildlife Center of Virginia, Waynesboro, VA

3.)  Sand to Snow National Monument Internship, San Bernardino National Forest, U.S. Forest Service, MobilizeGreen, San Bernadino, CA

4.)  Staffer (Exhibits, Programs, and Presentations), Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources, Various throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia

5.)  Environmental Education Volunteer, International Volunteer HQ, Ubud – Bali

6.)  Volunteer Island Campsite Stewards, Turtle Flambeau Scenic Waters Area, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Mercer WI

7.)  Stewardship Intern ($2000 stipend), Monadnock Conservancy, Keene, NH

8.)  San Juan Island NHP Trail Ambassadors, National Park Service, San Juan Island National Historical Park, Friday Harbor, Washington

 

*** Travel/Outdoor/Conservation job opportunities (see listings below for links):

 

1.)  Habitat Partnership Coordinator (wildlife biologist), The Mule Deer Foundation (MDF), Medicine Bow – Routt National Forests and Thunder Basin National Grassland, Saratoga, WY

2.)  Conservation Marketing & Development Advocate, Utah Rivers Council, Flexible (Salt Lake County, Remote temporarily), Utah

3.)  Park Ranger, Northwestern Division, Portland District, John Day/Willow Creek Project, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY, Rufus, OR

4.)  Fisheries Research Specialist, Pacific Air Forces Regional Support Center (PRSC) at Eareckson Air Station on Shemya Island, The Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands, Colorado State University, Anchorage, Alaska

5.)  (Sr.) Government Relations Representative, Land, The Wilderness Society, Washington, DC

6.)  Water Resources (WR) Communications Manager, Department of Ecology, Washington State, Lacey, WA

7.)  Communications and Development Coordinator, Bitter Root Land Trust, Hamilton, Montana

8.)  Camp Counselor – Nature, Parks Division,  Frederick, MD

9.)  Summer Naturalist, Outdoor Education, Tree Frog Treks, San Francisco, California

10.)  Associate Director, Executive Communications, The Nature Conservancy, Arlington, VA

11.)  Fisheries Research Specialist (Seasonal Worker, Full-time, 40 hours/week), Pacific Air Forces Regional, Support Center (PRSC) at Eareckson Air Station,  Colorado State University (CSU) Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (CEMML), Shemya Island, Alaska

12.)  Executive Assistant, National Audubon Society, Chicago, IL

13.)  Climate Finance Communications – Contractor, Stand.earth, San Francisco, CA

14.)  Public Relations Specialist, National Aquarium, Baltimore, MD

15.)  Outdoor Recreation Trip Leader, Olympic College, Bremerton, WA

16.)  Communication Manager – Climate & Energy, San Francisco, Rainforest Action Network

17.)  Senior Vice President of Conservation Engagement and Impact, Denver Zoo, Denver, CO

18.)  Social Media Specialist, Denver Zoo, Denver, CO

19.)  Train and Attractions Operator, Denver Zoo, Denver, CO

20.)  Crew Leader, Wilderness Trail Crew, Lassen National Forest, Sierra Institute for Community and Environment (Sierra Institute)

21.)  Communication and Marketing Associate, Ocean Diagnostics Inc. (ODI), Victoria, BC, Canada

22.)  Communications Manager, Oceana, Inc., Newport, RI

23.)  Communications Manager, Oceana, Inc., Washington, DC

24.)  Social Media Specialist, Oceana, Inc., Washington, DC

25.)  Communications Director, Oceana, Mexico City, Mexico

 

…and much more…and it’s all FREE!!!

*** Do you have a travel adventure, conservation or outdoor update to share?

Send me your stories and I’ll post in the “Your Very Next Step” and on the YVNS website (http://www.yourverynextstep.com/).

 

*** Travel news and adventures

 

***  Ned’s upcoming travel, maybe, perhaps:

 

6-10 June                             Key West – Miami, Fla.

11-21 September                Newport Beach, Calif. / Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii / Lihue, Kauai, Hawaii

 

***  There are hazards in the outdoors.  What you should know about Snakes, Mountain Lions, Bears, Personal Security, Insects.

http://www.lovetheoutdoors.com/camping-adventures/index.html

 

***  Be Bear Wise

https://dwr.virginia.gov/bear-wise/

 

***  The San Gorgonio Wilderness, part of the The Sand to Snow National Monument on the San Bernardino National Forest, is the number one visited wilderness in Southern California

https://www.fs.usda.gov/visit/sand-to-snow-national-monument

 

***  8 American Islands You’ve Never Heard Of

By Hailey Hudson

https://www.thediscoverer.com/blog/8-american-islands-youve-never-heard-of/XvHyVpKgiwAG5aro

 

***  Find Your Graduate Program

Search 1,434 environmental degrees

https://www.cjbnetwork.com/

 

***  Find the Best Vacation For You

U.S. News has ranked more than 1,100 vacation destinations across the world. Find the best vacation for you.

https://travel.usnews.com/rankings/?int=top_nav_Vacations?src=usn_pr

 

***  The Search for a Ranger Who Was Lost and Never Found

by Brendan Borrell

https://www.outsideonline.com/2421919/paul-fugate-park-ranger-search

 

***  Welcome to the YOLO Economy

Burned out and flush with savings, some workers are quitting stable jobs in search of postpandemic adventure.

By Kevin Roose

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/21/technology/welcome-to-the-yolo-economy.html

 

***  The Tiny Towns of California

By Lee Ridley

https://www.thediscoverer.com/blog/the-tiny-towns-of-california/XvHyVpKgiwAG5azs

 

***  Material Science: Everything You Need to Know About Sleep SystemsMaster sleep systems to improve your next night out.

By RYAN WICHELNS

https://www.rei.com/blog/camp/material-science-sleep-systems?cm_mmc=email_com_gm-_-20210421_TFD_CarCamping-_-042121-_-mod4_CTA1_URL_Journal_21_00701&ev36=32470817&rmid=20210421_TFD_CarCamping&rrid=290306395&ev11=1&redirect-pup=false

 

***  7 Must-See Hot Springs in the U.S.

By Tara Schatz

https://www.thediscoverer.com/blog/7-essential-hot-springs-in-the-u-s/XvHyVpKgiwAG5al-

 

***  The Oldest Cities in the World

By Fiona Mokry

https://www.thediscoverer.com/blog/the-oldest-cities-in-the-world/XvHyVpKgiwAG5akI

 

***  5 Bodies of Water We Bet You’ve Never Heard Of

https://www.traveltrivia.com/bodies-of-water-never-heard-of/XqgZkXU1XQAGkiT9

 

***  Deadline for Real ID for air travel pushed back because of pandemic

The deadline was supposed to be Oct. 1, but the Department of Homeland Security is extending it because the pandemic made it harder for motorists to go to their DMVs.

By Jay Blackman and Pete Williams

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/deadline-real-id-air-travel-pushed-back-due-covid-pandemic-n1265456

 

***  What to Do in Palm Springs, California’s Timeless Getaway

The design in this desert escape never goes out of style.

BY KRISTA SIMMONS

https://www.cntraveler.com/story/what-to-do-in-palm-springs

 

***  5 Surprising Spots to See the Northern Lights in the U.S.

By Lee Ridley

https://www.thediscoverer.com/blog/5-surprising-spots-to-see-the-northern-lights-in-the-u-s/XvHyVpKgiwAG5avD

 

***  10 of the Strangest Statues in the World

https://www.traveltrivia.com/10-of-the-strangest-statues-in-the-world/XuEFOhvq0AAHw9We

 

***  Identify every bird you see

 

Merlin: Free, instant bird ID help for the birds of North and South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia.

https://merlin.allaboutbirds.org/

 

***  17 U.S. Towns That Are Self-Proclaimed “Capitals of the World”

by Nicole Villeneuve

https://www.traveltrivia.com/u-s-towns-self-proclaimed-capitals-of-the-world/YIF1WQGEQAAHK2Ka

 

***  Rail Trail of the Month

 

 

 

Trail of the Month for May 2021

Alaska’s Lanie Fleischer Chester Creek Trail

by Christina Sturdivant Sani

https://www.railstotrails.org/trailblog/2021/may/13/alaska-s-lanie-fleischer-chester-creek-trail/

 

Trail of the Month for April 2021

Arizona’s Santa Cruz River Park Trail

by Cindy Barks

https://www.railstotrails.org/trailblog/2021/april/12/arizona-s-santa-cruz-river-park-trail/

 

 

***  Trail/Outdoor/Conservation internship and volunteer opportunities:

 

1.)  Summer Internship, Westmoreland Sanctuary, Mount Kisco, NY

https://www.conservationjobboard.com/job-listing-summer-internship-mount-kisco-new-york/2864182584

 

2.)  Outreach Volunteer Opportunities, Wildlife Center of Virginia, Waynesboro, VA

https://www.wildlifecenter.org/outreach-volunteer-opportunities

 

3.)  Sand to Snow National Monument Internship, San Bernardino National Forest, U.S. Forest Service, MobilizeGreen, San Bernadino, CA

https://www.conservationjobboard.com/job-listing-us-forest-service-sand-to-snow-national-monument-internship-san-bernadino-california/344199909

 

4.)  Staffer (Exhibits, Programs, and Presentations), Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources, Various throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia

https://dwr.virginia.gov/volunteer/cwf/opportunities/staffer/

 

5.)  Environmental Education Volunteer, International Volunteer HQ, Ubud – Bali

https://www.volunteerhq.org/destinations/bali/environmental-education-in-ubud/

 

6.)  Volunteer Island Campsite Stewards, Turtle Flambeau Scenic Waters Area, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Mercer WI

https://dnr.wisconsin.gov/topic/lands/turtleflambeau

 

7.)  Stewardship Intern ($2000 stipend), Monadnock Conservancy, Keene, NH

https://www.conservationjobboard.com/job-listing-stewardship-intern-keene-new-hampshire/315048409

 

8.)  San Juan Island NHP Trail Ambassadors, National Park Service, San Juan Island National Historical Park, Friday Harbor, Washington

https://www.volunteer.gov/s/volunteer-opportunity/a09t000000Bm7jsAAB/san-juan-island-nhp-trail-ambassadors

 

*** Trail/Outdoor/Conservation job opportunities:

 

1.)  Habitat Partnership Coordinator (wildlife biologist), The Mule Deer Foundation (MDF), Medicine Bow – Routt National Forests and Thunder Basin National Grassland, Saratoga, WY

https://muledeer.org/employment/availablepositions/

 

2.)  Conservation Marketing & Development Advocate, Utah Rivers Council, Flexible (Salt Lake County, Remote temporarily), Utah

https://philanthropynewsdigest.org/jobs/60257-conservation-marketing-development-advocate

 

3.)  Park Ranger, Northwestern Division, Portland District, John Day/Willow Creek Project, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY, Rufus, OR

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/603724100

 

4.)  Fisheries Research Specialist, Pacific Air Forces Regional Support Center (PRSC) at Eareckson Air Station on Shemya Island, The Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands, Colorado State University, Anchorage, Alaska

https://www.conservationjobboard.com/job-listing-fisheries-research-specialist-anchorage-alaska/1352156587

 

5.)  (Sr.) Government Relations Representative, Land, The Wilderness Society, Washington, DC

https://www.daybook.com/jobs/cWXMgj5isTpiiNrHQ

 

6.)  Water Resources (WR) Communications Manager, Department of Ecology, Washington State, Lacey, WA

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/jobs/3053828/communications-manager-communications-consultant-5

 

7.)  Communications and Development Coordinator, Bitter Root Land Trust, Hamilton, Montana

https://mtnonprofit-jobs.careerwebsite.com/job/communications-and-development-coordinator/56457828/

 

8.)  Camp Counselor – Nature, Parks Division,  Frederick, MD

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/frederickmd/jobs/2917754/camp-counselor-nature

 

9.)  Summer Naturalist, Outdoor Education, Tree Frog Treks, San Francisco, California

http://www.treefrogtreks.com/summer-camp-naturalist/

 

10.)  Associate Director, Executive Communications, The Nature Conservancy, Arlington, VA

https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/2487167010/

 

11.)  Fisheries Research Specialist (Seasonal Worker, Full-time, 40 hours/week), Pacific Air Forces Regional, Support Center (PRSC) at Eareckson Air Station,  Colorado State University (CSU) Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (CEMML), Shemya Island, Alaska

https://cemml.colostate.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/5/2021/03/PD-rem20210417-WMAP.pdf

 

12.)  Executive Assistant, National Audubon Society, Chicago, IL

https://www.daybook.com/jobs/evWHS2nJzm5ttETou

 

13.)  Climate Finance Communications – Contractor, Stand.earth, San Francisco, CA

https://www.conservationjobboard.com/job-listing-climate-finance-communications—contractor-san-francisco-california/3444333307

 

14.)  Public Relations Specialist, National Aquarium, Baltimore, MD

https://sevenseasmedia.org/job/public-relations-specialist-2/

 

15.)  Outdoor Recreation Trip Leader, Olympic College, Bremerton, WA

https://www.governmentjobs.com/jobs/2545344-0/outdoor-recreation-trip-leader

 

16.)  Communication Manager – Climate & Energy, San Francisco, Rainforest Action Network

https://www.conservationjobboard.com/job-listing-communication-manager–climate–energy-san-francisco-california/3150028574

 

17.)  Senior Vice President of Conservation Engagement and Impact, Denver Zoo, Denver, CO

https://recruiting2.ultipro.com/DEN1007DZOO/JobBoard/d1f817ca-ca1f-4c97-8900-359777b7d099/OpportunityDetail?opportunityId=fe839062-19f6-4835-8331-fdee9a64648b

 

18.)  Social Media Specialist, Denver Zoo, Denver, CO

https://recruiting2.ultipro.com/DEN1007DZOO/JobBoard/d1f817ca-ca1f-4c97-8900-359777b7d099/OpportunityDetail?opportunityId=51e6db41-7b6e-44ac-95c5-5bf08ac38f97

 

19.)  Train and Attractions Operator, Denver Zoo, Denver, CO

https://recruiting2.ultipro.com/DEN1007DZOO/JobBoard/d1f817ca-ca1f-4c97-8900-359777b7d099/OpportunityDetail?opportunityId=21ef437d-7574-4422-b23b-fdd627e16c50

 

20.)  Crew Leader, Wilderness Trail Crew, Lassen National Forest, Sierra Institute for Community and Environment (Sierra Institute)

https://sierrainstitute.us/new/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Position-Annoncement_Wilderness-Trail-Crew-Crew-Leader-.pdf

 

21.)  Communication and Marketing Associate, Ocean Diagnostics Inc. (ODI), Victoria, BC, Canada

https://sevenseasmedia.org/job/communication-and-marketing-associate/

 

22.)  Communications Manager, Oceana, Inc., Newport, RI

https://oceana.org/employment-opportunities/communications-manager-2

 

23.)  Communications Manager, Oceana, Inc., Washington, DC

https://oceana.org/employment-opportunities/communications-manager-1

 

24.)  Social Media Specialist, Oceana, Inc., Washington, DC

https://oceana.org/employment-opportunities/social-media-specialist

 

25.)  Communications Director, Oceana, Mexico City, Mexico

https://oceana.org/employment-opportunities/communications-director-oceana-mexico

 

*** Send your job opportunities to share with the YVNS network to lundquist989@cs.com.

 

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(And So The Story Is Told)

-Traditional ending to Hawaiian songs

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