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...

Not So Harmless Daisy

Today’s blog is a throwback to earlier this season at the end of May. I have not discussed an important project within the Wildlife and Ecology Department in the USFS Cordova Ranger District Office. To be specific the Ecology Department (we simply call Ecology) focuses...

Where are the Aleutian Terns?

“Is everyone ready to depart?” asked the Bush plane pilot. “Yes!” Melissa and I say. At this point I was giddy and ready to depart in a bush plane for the first time. Imagine a life size toy airplane (even in red) with room for...

Snapshot Profile: A Novice Traveler

Last week, we were all sad to see one of the first co-workers to depart for the season. With hugs and farewells, I knew that it would not be the last time I would see Mirna Borrego Lazalde. Mirna joined the Wildlife and Ecology Department...

Nestigations

“Look! There’s a gander right there!” “Where did he come from?" "Where did he go?" These are some common questions asked by the Wildlife Crew this past week in the Copper River Delta. After much reading on the subject and helping set-up camp, I helped...

Thinking outside the box: Copper River Delta Birds By Hand

Even though the Copper River Delta Shorebird Festival took place the first week of May there are still remnants of the celebration. In particular with one local business that was essential during the Shorebird Festival. The Net Loft is a local arts and crafts store in...