Alison Gallensky is taking an 8-week sabbatical this summer, from June 15 to August 9. Back at work on Friday, August 10. While she is away she will be thinking about how to update the Southern Rockies Wildlands Conservation Vision based on the new science that has been developed in the last 15 years or so including wildlife connectivity and climate change. She will also be attending and presenting at two GIS conferences in California as part of a road trip exploring the western United States.
She is documenting her time away through a series of photos and observations for each business day. During her seventh week she visited Arches National Park, returned home, reflected on her trip, and shopped at the Rocky Mountain Book and Paper Fair.
Day 31 Monday July 30
Exploring the Moab area including Arches National Park. Heading home tomorrow.
Day 32 Tuesday July 31
Pro tips for traveling from Moab to Denver metro:
Day 33 Wednesday August 1
Home again and reflecting on my travels. Today I thought about historic sites I visited. Some honor explorers and people who protect wild places. Others focused on those often left out of our history books such as women lighthouse keepers and black cowboys.
Day 34 Thursday August 2
Reflecting on my travels: I saw lots of beautiful sunsets. Many, but not all, were enhanced by wildfire smoke.
Day 35 Friday August 3
I was working on my trip “by the numbers” story map but got distracted.