The Greatest Good for the Greatest Number = Sustainability

[caption id="attachment_13770" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Sunrise at Sutton Lake, Florence, Oregon[/caption] The mission of USDA Forest Service is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of Federal lands to meet the needs of present and future generations. Basically, the work of the Forest Service is to care...

Curious eyes watching us while we work!

  One of the best things of Siuslaw National Forest is that when you are working in the forest, the beach or the dunes, there is always wildlife to observe. I always enjoy when I conduct shorebird surveys, because I don’t only observe an increase of...

Endangered Species Day…!

Endangered species day made me think about the imbalance that humans have caused in many ecosystems on the Earth and the Siuslaw National Forest is not an exception. Something unusual is happening at the habitat restoration areas (HRA’s) or nesting areas that western snowy plovers...

Oregon Coast Diversity

Spring is here! Recently, every time we do our shorebird surveys we observe new species that use the Siuslaw National Forest beaches as stop over sites in their migration route to their breeding grounds in the North. Last week we made three extensive surveys at...

Western Snowy Plover Goes to School

We were pleased to be accepted to give a talk for the Environmental Science class at South Eugene High school last Friday, April 28th. Outreach and education are one of our goals and main duties at Siuslaw National Forest, my colleague Gabie Wolf is in...

A busy week

I had a very busy week: I received feedback on the report: “ The Historical Presence of Waterfowl Birds Species at Siuslaw National Forest”, and presentations about “The Importance of Shorebirds for the Oregon Dunes Ecosystem” and “Siuslaw National Forest Western Snowy Plover Population to...

Waterfowls Historic Records at Siuslaw National Forest

There is a lack of information about species diversity making it difficult to determine population sizes and abundances. During my most recent experiences working at Siuslaw National Forest I had to present a report about “Records of Waterfowls species at Siuslaw National Forest”, and I...

Land Use Management

Last week, I learned about two crucial topics important to comprehend the pathways western snowy plover (Charadrius nivosus nivosus) conservation programs follow, in order to protect the breeding habitats of this species.  The first topic is about "the ABC’s of government land use initiatives", personally I learned how different types...