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Celebrating Birds

 

In 2012, EFTA began building partnerships with governement agencices and non-profirs to provide shorebird conservation internship experiences for Latinos. This internship program addresses EFTA’s desire to increase diversity within natural resources while conducting long-term bird conservation studies. This internship program was formerly known as Celebrate Shorebirds, but since then it has evolved and expanded. Although the past internship focused on shorebird and avian conservation, we welcome and have integrated any nature-based educational programs.
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The Golden Hour

The majority of my work as a Field Ranger Intern here on the Siuslaw National Forest is devoted to public outreach and education. During the busy summer months, the Forest Service organizes weekly programs, guided hikes, and special events. The events with the biggest turn...

World Migratory Bird Day!

  [caption id="attachment_17623" align="alignleft" width="300"] EFTA Intern Araceli cuddles Super Plover[/caption] Edder Antunez: World Migratory Bird Day planner extraordinaire!!! My colleague, good friend, and fellow EFTA intern did a fabulous job planning a well-rounded event. To help execute his impeccable plan, Edder recruited two other EFTA interns,...

Water Sampling and My Last Week at the Blanca Wetlands

Hello there again to the public and anyone else that may follow Environment for the Americas (EFTA). It’s your EFTA intern Ricky Martinez serving the people and the environment here in the San Luis Valley, or Alamosa Colorado to be specific. I am working on...

Blanca Wetlands In Full Swing

Hello there again to the public and anyone else that may follow Environment for the Americas (EFTA). It’s your EFTA intern Ricky Martinez serving the people and the environment here in the San Luis Valley, or Alamosa Colorado to be specific. I am working on...

Blanca Wetlands Round 2 Selenium Testing

Hello there again to the public and anyone else that may follow the Environment for the Americas (EFTA). It’s your EFTA intern Ricky Martinez serving the people and the environment here in the San Luis Valley, or Alamosa Colorado to be specific. I am working...

Revelation through Interpretation

[caption id="attachment_17605" align="alignright" width="300"] Field Ranger Madison Goforth chillin' in the Oregon Dunes[/caption] "Interpretation should instill in people the ability, and the desire, to sense the beauty in their surroundings-to provide spiritual uplift and to encourage resource preservation." -The Gifts of Interpretation by Beck, Larry, and...

Coastal Gem

The Central Oregon Coast is a unique place. I could tell by my first day on the job, even though I was tired out of my mind from traveling. I arrived right in the middle of a week-long training, introducing me and my fellow Field...

My Final Migration

Hello, everyone! I'm happy to see you come back again to read about what's been going in Newport. I'm sorry to say that this is my final farewell! I am writing this post from Anaheim, CA, my own hometown. My time with Yaquina Head and...