We’re up to something fishy

It’s only been a week since we finished our two weeks of training, and we’re already back at it with events and activities! It’s never a dull day here at the Siuslaw National Forest :D. This week has been filled with activities, field work, and...

What time is it? Time to get Certified!

Wow. What an intense week! But what else would you expect when it’s training to become a Certified Interpretive Guide (CIG)! It was a week filled with abundant training, learning, and we even had to prepare a program! As intense as it was, it was...

Training Week!

It’s finally here! Training time! To make it even better, the Student Conservation Association (SCA) interns arrived to my bunkhouse as well! They are five new interns who will focus on interpretation to help during the forest’s busy summer season. We recently finished the first...

Playing Around in Oregon’s Dunes

Amidst the abundant beautiful scenery found in Oregon, the dunes are definitely at the top of the list. Stretching approximately 40 miles north from the Coos River in North Bend to the Siuslaw River in Florence, the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area (ODNRA) is a...

Celebrating World Migratory Bird Day!

Hey Everyone! I’m back with another blog for you all. It’s finally here. World Migratory Bird Day has finally arrived! It’s a day on which we all stop and take time to appreciate the birds around the world and focus on actions we can exercise...

Earning My Green Thumb

I give many props to all the people out there who Identify plants and/or garden. Having the ability to identity these green organisms is challenging! How cool is it to be able to spot a plant and know its name, history, and potential uses, such...

Spying on Nature

Something great just happened! I was given the awesome opportunity to assist Cindy (Cynthia) Burns, a wildlife biologist for the Siuslaw National Forest, with a camera trap project that aims at capturing images of the elusive Humboldt marten (also know as the coastal marten). For...

Adapting to Field Trips

The changes made by livings systems in response to their environments--this is the definition I was given for the word adaptation. Quite the powerful meaning. Imagine being shaped by outside factors in your environment in order to be better equipped for survival. Many species before...