Beuty from chaos

Working at Siuslaw has been a unique experience, being able to learn about the different ongoing projects they have here; gave me a complete perspective of the protection and restoration work behind the stewardship of a National Forest. The Siuslaw National Forest's present ecosystems are...

Oregon Silverspot Butterflies and Coastal Sea Birds

[caption id="attachment_13952" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Rock Creek, Siuslaw National Forest[/caption] One of the things that I liked the most during this internship are all the opportunities of getting involved in different projects and being able of learn about them. I’ve enjoyed getting information about the detailed biology...

Non-charismatic Endangered Species

[caption id="attachment_13848" align="aligncenter" width="225"] Euxoa auripennis NOT the Oregon Silverspot butterfly[/caption] Last week we had an interpretative training, which gave me the opportunity to read and instructed myself about the Oregon silverspot butterfly (Speyeria zerene hypotila), because we are having a couple table talks at the Portland...

The Greatest Good for the Greatest Number = Sustainability

[caption id="attachment_13770" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Sunrise at Sutton Lake, Florence, Oregon[/caption] The mission of USDA Forest Service is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of Federal lands to meet the needs of present and future generations. Basically, the work of the Forest Service is to care...

Curious eyes watching us while we work!

  One of the best things of Siuslaw National Forest is that when you are working in the forest, the beach or the dunes, there is always wildlife to observe. I always enjoy when I conduct shorebird surveys, because I don’t only observe an increase of...

Endangered Species Day…!

Endangered species day made me think about the imbalance that humans have caused in many ecosystems on the Earth and the Siuslaw National Forest is not an exception. Something unusual is happening at the habitat restoration areas (HRA’s) or nesting areas that western snowy plovers...

Oregon Coast Diversity

Spring is here! Recently, every time we do our shorebird surveys we observe new species that use the Siuslaw National Forest beaches as stop over sites in their migration route to their breeding grounds in the North. Last week we made three extensive surveys at...

Western Snowy Plover Goes to School

We were pleased to be accepted to give a talk for the Environmental Science class at South Eugene High school last Friday, April 28th. Outreach and education are one of our goals and main duties at Siuslaw National Forest, my colleague Gabie Wolf is in...