Meet our Fall Interns

We are pleased to introduce our fall Ecological Science intern, Monica Cooper, and our fall GIS intern, Brendan Gibson.


Monica graduated with a degree in biology from Kalamazoo College in 2014. Since then, she has been working as a biological science technician across the world. Whether it's trapping squirrels in the Yukon, surveying dry forests in Puerto Rico, or monitoring endangered amphibians in the Sierra Nevada; you’ll find her happiest in the field, working to protect the creatures she loves! Eventually, Monica hopes to work as a conservation ecologist for a government agency or a non-profit. She is thrilled to contribute to Wild Utah’s important work this fall!


Brendan is a senior at the University of Utah majoring in Geography with a climate change emphasis, a GIS certificate, and a minor in Atmospheric science. On top of all that, he's also our fall GIS intern. Growing up in Southern California he developed a true love for the outdoors and the ocean. He would often spend time at the beach or in the mountains when he wasn't at school, playing sports, or working. When he's not here making maps, he can be found outside enjoying Utah's beauty.

Last Volunteer Field Activity of 2018

Wild Utah Project, along with Utah Division of Wildlife Resources and Trout Unlimited, will be completing a stream and riparian habitat improvement project on East Canyon Creek, outside of Jeremy Ranch, on Friday October 5, 2018. We will be constructing "man-made beaver dams" also known as beaver dam analogues. Sign up to join us for this full, and fun, day in the field.

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