A really great day..!

One of the main duties I've had at Siuslaw National Forest is outreach and education about the western snowy plover (WSP), my job is to explain the different activities that may disrupt the WSP nesting season. I try to encourage people to respect the habitat...

Learning and teaching

Before the opportunity of displaying Silverspot Butterfly information at the Oregon Zoo in Portland came up, I was not very familiar with this specie at all. I didn't even know about all the range of pollinator species which population numbers are declining due to several...

Back in Salem 4 years later

In 2012 I had the opportunity to study abroad at Willamette University in Salem, Oregon. Studying abroad was a great opportunity to travel and visit the different ecosystems and regions that Oregon has. For this reason, when EFTA offered me the position at Siuslaw National...

Introducing a wonderful world

  I have always loved animals since I can remember and I always wanted to be a biologist, but just a few years before I got my biology degree I become interested in birds. In the past, I used to hear and watch birds but I never...

Love Natural Monuments

Around the country every site on National Forests has its own history, and each site has had different uses not necessarily related to restoration and conservation. There have been several impacts on ecosystems that had been evaluated and managed by the US Forest Service according...

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...