I’ve been really enjoying the familiarity of becoming more and more aware of the daily grind of maintaining a habitat for migratory birds and other endangered species. From it’s controversial conversations (hunting, water rights, etc) to its achievements (experimental landscaping with positive results, endangered species rebound, etc). Also, I’m really enjoying seeing my skills develop in a wide variety of tasks from communication to field work.
It has been encouraging to see how receptive the people I speak with, on the streets of major cities and the trails of protected land, are toward our message. That the power to protect these lands comes from spreading a value to the masses. Especially when that message invites outsiders in.
For now, my personal goals are getting myself as organized as possible, churning out material, personal reflection while birding, and loving the gorgeous California weather.
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