Kids explore the tide pools at cape perpetua

Curiosity, Creativity and Outdoor Exploration!

What is the difference between environmental education and interpretation? Here is the textbook definition.  Environmental education “strives to increase public awareness and knowledge of the environment and to provide the skills necessary to make informed environmental decisions.” Interpretation “is a communication process that reveals meanings...

Forest stand near Hebo District where wildlife technicians searched for potential marbled murrelet nesting trees.

This Chunky Seabird: the Tale of the Marbled Murrelet

  A large number of flora and fauna call the Siuslaw National Forest home, and for many obvious reasons. The Siuslaw’s location allows for diverse ecosystems to exist and thus provides habitats for all sorts of species. Among them are common ones like the black bear,...

Build it like a Beaver

My experience in the Hebo Ranger District has been off to a great start! After getting acquainted with the office space, departments, and staff I was fortunate to get involved with some of the projects they have going on here. Last week, there were two...

“All I need now is to find you some Whales”

How do you make a good first impression? You tell your supervisor how much fun you had while birding and they will definitely remember you. My first week at the Hebo Ranger District was filled with lots of new places to see, new faces, and...

Looking at some macroinvertebrates; shorebirds' favorite snack.

A New Adventure 2,937 Miles Across the Country!

I have arrived in Oregon at the Siuslaw National Forest, and this place is simply beautiful!   Hello everyone. My name is Araceli and for the next five months I will be stationed at the US Forest Service Hebo Ranger District as an Environment for the Americas (EFTA)...