Choosing a winner of our monthly photo contest is an unenviable task, especially when we get as many superb entries as we did in September. Nevertheless, a winner there is. This month it’s AmeriCorps member, Katie Reisinger. Katie is on a Whitebark Pine Monitoring crew that serves in back-country areas in the Sierra Nevada. In this photo, above, you can see Katie and her crew lead, Anna Urias, pulling a transect tape to establish a plot at Treasure Lakes (Bishop Creek).
Congratulations to Katie, and thanks to all those who submitted for their great work in the field and for bringing back these wonderful images. The below gallery represents just a small number of the many quality submissions.