A busy week

I had a very busy week: I received feedback on the report: “ The Historical Presence of Waterfowl Birds Species at Siuslaw National Forest”, and presentations about “The Importance of Shorebirds for the Oregon Dunes Ecosystem” and “Siuslaw National Forest Western Snowy Plover Population to...

Waterfowls Historic Records at Siuslaw National Forest

There is a lack of information about species diversity making it difficult to determine population sizes and abundances. During my most recent experiences working at Siuslaw National Forest I had to present a report about “Records of Waterfowls species at Siuslaw National Forest”, and I...

Land Use Management

Last week, I learned about two crucial topics important to comprehend the pathways western snowy plover (Charadrius nivosus nivosus) conservation programs follow, in order to protect the breeding habitats of this species.  The first topic is about "the ABC’s of government land use initiatives", personally I learned how different types...

Conservation Strategies

The Oregon dunes area includes river mouths, estuaries, beaches, forests and, of course dunes which are threatened by different pressures in its environment. The strategic conservation of key habitats is crucial for shorebird survival. Many species, like the western snowy plover (Charadrius nivosus alexandrinus), are declining due to human...

Restoration, crucial for conservation

It has been a great experience to be surrounded with people concerned about species conservation and management of natural resources. All these experiences are allowing me to see the importance of disturbed environment restoration, especially those affected by invasive species.  During this week we not only work...

The humid and friendly Northwest temperate rainforest

My internship location site is at Siuslaw National Forest on the Central Coast of Oregon. In 2012 I had the opportunity to live and study in the Willamette Valley, which is about two hours from my internship location. So, I am familiar and comfortable with...

Hi there!, mucho gusto

My name is Jhonnattan I was born in Colombia but I grew up in Ecuador. I consider myself lucky because I had the opportunity to grow up in such diverse countries, allowing me to appreciate the incredible biodiversity of the neotropics and the necessity of...