Wonderful peaks and folks

I'm beyond excited to have finally been through my first week in the San Luis Valley BLM field office. My first day went by smoothly, for the most part of the morning were introductions and safety meetings. I was excited to meet the great staff...

You can Train in the Rain

      If I could sum up this week in one word, it would be WET. Luckily, Yaquina is still beautiful on rainy days and the rain doesn't stop people from enjoying the outdoors. This week I spent my time learning the ropes of Yaquina...

Sembrando (Planting Seeds)

I remember vividly the day I became interested in pursuing a Biology major, specifically a Biology: Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior major at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). I visited the San Diego Zoo and witnessed a spider monkey and hippopotamus interaction where the...

Training, Learning, and Having Fun

Earlier this month, the other EFTA interns and I were sent off to sunny San Diego for training! It was a week full of classroom learning, fieldwork, presentations, and great people. From shorebird identification to teaching and presenting strategies to nature walks and hikes, the...

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...

Hey y’all!

Ever since I was a little girl I felt the need to be outside, playing with mud and bringing little to medium critters inside to the house (parents were not exactly pleased). I grew up in a big urban city called Chihuahua, in the state...

The fro has landed

  [caption id="attachment_12617" align="aligncenter" width="225"] I rose into the sky before the sun on Sunday morning from San Diego[/caption] I'm finally in Oregon! I flew out of San Diego early on Sunday morning arrived in Eugene via Salt Lake City. I was lucky enough to have gotten...