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Reflections on a Pioneers’ Summer

In the interest of ending this job with a clear conscience, I will admit something terribly embarrassing to you. When I accepted this job in May, I didn’t know what the Pioneers even were, let alone where they were on a map. If you need to take a couple of moments to judge me, go [...]

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An Intern and Her Car

I have been having all sorts of fun with my work car this summer. Affectionately named Jabba the Hutt, this vehicle and I have had a soap opera-worthy relationship; dramatic, rocky, and filled with intrigue. To give you some context, Jabba is a small warship masquerading as an SUV. For breakfast, he eats a healthy [...]

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A Climb to Pioneers Cabin

Spoiler Alert: Pioneers Cabin is not actually a pioneer’s cabin.  When I first heard about this hike, I was picturing some intrepid (and possibly slightly crazy) homesteader making their winding way up the steep slopes of the Pioneer Mountains to build their home on the edge of a stunning view and equally stunning drop off. [...]

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A New Job In the Pioneers

Hello Everyone, I thought I’d start with a brief introduction! My name is Kelsie Kitz, and I am the Stewardship Technician for the Pioneers Alliance this summer. I’ll be working with land owners, the Nature Conservancy, and the Wood River Land Trust to help start or continue various easement projects across the Pioneers. I’ve met [...]

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The Pioneers Alliance is a cooperative effort by ranchers, local residents, conservationists and public lands managers to conserve and enhance the natural and cultural values of the Pioneer Mountains and Craters of the Moon landscape of south-central Idaho.

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