Signing out as internship comes to an end

I arrived to Newport Oregon in March 7th, and today it has been almost six months since I started my internship with Environment for the Americas.  After turning in my final report, my time in Newport and Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area comes to an...

Trail maintenance at Mt. Rainier National Park

Hiking is one of the most popular outdoor activities that any nature enthusiast will surely enjoy; walking for miles in the wilderness, enjoying the stroll, and reaching the summit of a hill that promises a panoramic view and perfect picture opportunity as a reward for...

Environment for the Americas and 4-H Camp program

As a city person growing up in an urban environment with little to no exposure to the outdoors and nature, I was very puzzled when the term youth camp was first introduced to me. In fact I did not hear such term until I became...

Welcome Back Old Friends!

Welcome back old friends! One of the main tasks for some of the interns with Environment for the Americas is to conduct shorebird surveys in their respective sites. In my case I conducted a 10 week long series of surveys at Yaquina Bay Estuary in Newport...

Birds do Connect People

The Peregrines of Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area (YHONA) have been attracting people from many places along the Oregon coast. From tourists to expert birders and wildlife photographers, these charismatic animals always have something exciting to share with us. In the past I have written multiple...

So long Nestucca River!

As part of my internship with Environment for the Americas, I have been working in partnership with the US Fish and Wildlife Service in multiple projects. One of those projects is working as an interpretive kayak trip guide at two of their properties: Siletz River...

A hiker’s paradise

What do people on the Oregon central coast do for fun? With the vast amount of state parks and National Forest land the answer is very intuitive. The major activities people do during their free time have to do with the outdoors. Hiking is perhaps...

How did you put all those rocks on the beach?

It is an interesting question that most visitors in the tide pools ask. I was also puzzled by the shape of these rocks and intrigued by the idea of how they got here. I was sure those rocks weren’t man made even though they have...