The Final Details

I've finally finished up the final report for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) on this trip. It is my hope that this trip gets replicated over and over to fulfill its larger goal of reaching out to as many people as possible. I've spent...

The End of an Amazing Experience

I'm writing this now from Portland, after having checked in with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS). We've turned in our gear, taken the last photos, reconnected on Facebook Live and gave FWS a final debriefing. I still have a few weeks left of outreach,...

Alaska Has Been Everything

This will likely be my final post in Alaska. Finally, back inside after the rain. Only a week is left on this trip. I can't possibly begin to explain how amazing it has been. Right now I have two quarters to my name, and a home...

Speaking to Experts on Plastic Waste and Birds

I'm writing this now from Two Sisters, a coffee shop in Homer. It's a short walk from the visitor center here. Plenty of lovely weather. Lots of chat on birds between people. We are in the middle of the shorebird festival, after all. We gave our...

The Issues Facing Birds Today

I recently watched the film The Messenger which, despite my small complaint of it being too manipulatively sad, perfectly wraps up the problems facing birds now and how important they are. I've learned so much on this trip, and The Messenger has helped me succinctly...

Juneau Has Been Incredible, In Such A Short Time!

I've been in Alaska for all of 20 hours. I've seen my first bear, my first glacier, roped off and placed signs for Arctic Tern nesting area protection, seen my first Surf Scoters, tasted five different Alaskan beers, had locally roasted coffees, given a short presentation,...

What Will the Next 100 Years Look Like?

I've had a lot of time to reflect, sitting in the backseat of a car instead of driving. A lot of time staring out the window at the gorgeous British Columbia landscape. One of the greatest things this trip has done is to provide me the...

Thoughts on the Ferry to Port Angeles

I'm writing this as I travel from Seattle to Port Angeles by ferry. Like so many experiences on this trip, it's my first time driving a vehicle onto a ferry. It's funny how much you feel growth by small small experiences, like a stonecutter to...