Sept. 27, 2022
School is back in session and I am starting my senior year. Last week was my final week as an intern at Starker Forests.
Last week was different from the rest since I was the only intern left. I was able to go along with Reece for a couple days to start the week. On Monday, we delivered culverts to a unit that needed them put in off Woods Creek Road, which ended up taking most of the day.
Tuesday was a new experience for me because I went out by myself for the first time. I was only doing a check cruise but it was still exciting for me.
On Wednesday, Reece and I went to a few different places where new roads had been put in and we spread grass seed on the sides of the road where there was bare dirt.
On Thursday and Friday, I went to the coast just north of Newport with Stephen and Lys where we placed pins with flags in the ground for a research plot. The pins marked where trees should be planted and the different colored flags represent which weevil repellent would be used for each different colored block of flags.
It is bittersweet as the summer and my internship comes to an end. I really enjoyed my work at Starker, but I am ready to knock out my senior year and graduate!
I want to thank everyone who took the time to read my weekly blogs and I would really like to thank everyone at Starker who made this summer a good one.
— Marshall Brattain