Writing with a Purpose

(Environmental) Freedom writers. Writing is really an art form, a way to persuade, to express, to paint a vivid imagery in the mind and tint the soul of a certain powerful emotion or event with fire and impact.  And writing, is also elementary, for the...

Flashback and forward!!

Flashback time and/or throwback Sunday!! The featured image here is actually a poster in which a previous EFTA intern worked on (shout out to Hugo Ceja!!). Why bring this up though? One, for good memories and to recognize some outstanding work done by a previous...

BLOYS and Vehicle training

What do Black Oystercatchers and Vehicle training have in common? They're both giving me valuable experience in the outdoor realm!! This week I passed a Defensive driving course required for BLM, and it was really interesting. Even though the course spoke a lot of what feels...

The Sensation of the Sea

The water sparkles, like tiny shards of diamonds that glisten in the sunlight.. it’s cool to the touch, the wind seems inviting and the spirit of adventure starts to stir within the soul… The water whispers, come and explore.. No, I’m not quoting the movie Moana....

A Different Point of View

It sprang,  suddenly, from the shadows of the rocks, camouflaged by the dull colors and depth of the granite. Baring its teeth, and making itself known, the colors a blur at its excitement. But a stranger in a land of solitude, an intruder upon the coast,...

GO TEAM OCEAN GO!!

Hello everyone! Well this week things weren't up and running; they were down and getting wet in the water!! This week was mostly monitoring BLOYs and about my first time doing some real outreach on the waters of Elkhorn slough! It started on Saturday, with a...

BLOYS and more BLOYS!!

Hello birders (and those just starting) xD This week was really jam-packed, from finishing up filming with Jayme to kayaking and getting to some great disturbance surveys for Black oystercatchers! (Which is my concentration for this blog!) :) A week or so ago I went out with...

Latinos Outdoors!

Hello everyone! Well this week was my official introduction to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and let me tell you, it was off and running! As soon as I entered the office, I met with Jayme Dittmar, a film maker from the University of...