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...

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...

Celebrating World Oceans Day!

Did you know there was a day set aside to celebrate oceans? I was not aware of this special day until last week. I was given an opportunity to participate in the event with EFTA interns Christine and Araceli. The best part? It was at...

Helping out Smokey Bear!

You won’t believe who I just helped out today! *Looks at the title of my blog*. Okay, you probably already know who I’m talking about! Still, it doesn’t take away from the excitement of meeting this well known and beloved Forest Service Celebrity. The one,...

World Migratory Bird Event!

It finally happened! I finally hosted my World Migratory Bird Day Event on June 16th! After spending many hours coming up with ideas and developing the event, it came to fruition this past weekend. Our event was held at the awesome Cape Perpetua Visitor Center...

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...