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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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Ebb and Flow of Life and Death

This week has been a special one for me. First, this has been my last week with the Seabird Oceanography Lab! It's bittersweet, knowing that I wont be seeing many of my fellow lab members any longer. The bright side of this departure is that...

Eavesdropping on Nature!

When it comes to monitoring wildlife, it can get tricky. I mean, we can’t walk up to our species of interest and ask them “Hey is it cool if we study you? We promise it’ll be beneficial to both parties”. Depending on the species, they’ll...

Copper River Stewardship Program- Oh what a grand ol’ time!

From my previous trips to Dusky Camp (Dusky Canada Goose base camp) it was filled with contained laughter. You only heard it at breakfast, dinner, and a little bit in the weather ports before going to bed. In addition, it seemed contained because the population...

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...

A Murre-aculous Success

I can recall the first time seeing the common murres at Yaquina Head. I remember going on my way to the porch of the lighthouse, wondering what that loud noise was. What was all the ruckus? I never would've imagined seeing thousands of seabirds...

Looking Forward to the Future

Hello all! The time has come, and this is the last blog I will be writing. I would like to start with a huge thanks to Environment for the Americas (EFTA), to my supervisor Bill Standley at the Bureau of Land Management California Coastal National...

Foraging for Berries!

I’ve learned a lot of awesome information within the last few months as a Forest Service Employee. Such as, federally threatened species found in the Siuslaw National Forest, how to properly engage with visitors and effectively convey messages to them, the dynamics of the Oregon...

Wrapping Up

Learning how the Earth Conservation Corps really works was the most interesting part of my whole internship. We did so many different things over these ten months. It’s hard to pick one thing to talk about sometimes. EFTA made this all possible and I am...