July 24, 2018 | Kaitlyn McGlamery is an intern with the U.S. Forest Service’s Resource Assistant Program. She is currently in her second term with the USFS Southwestern Region in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She works primarily with the Special Uses program for the Region’s 11 Forests, determining permit compliance with policy and regulations, screening new permittees, and performing site inspections.
She also assists with outreach on behalf of the Forest Service. A recent highlight in her role was assisting with an Earth Day celebration, along with several other organizations to hold a fishing event at the Sandia Lakes Recreation Area on the Pueblo of Sandia north of Albuquerque, NM. The Fishing and Outdoor Classroom taught approximately 160 deaf and hard of hearing students from the Albuquerque Sign Language Academy and the Presbyterian Ear Institute to fish. The Forest Service had a booth for children to learn more about fishing, casting, and the Forest Service mission. They also handed out Every Kid in a Park Passes to the 4th grade classes that visited. Kaitlyn says, “It was a great experience to get out into the community.” She looks forward to taking part in more outreach events, as well as completing several projects she has taken on for the Special Uses program.