Community Engagement

A major pillar of the Elkhorn Slough Reserve is community engagement. There is great significance in engaging local communities to inspire stewardship towards the natural resources in their vicinity. These engagements are important for conservation at a local and national scale because they create the mobilization necessary for legislative change. Read more…

Foundation to Success

Over the past few weeks, I have enjoyed observing the office dynamics in the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and in the Elkhorn Slough Reserve. The most prevalent characteristic I’ve observed is the willingness to help one another without hesitation. There is a genuine sense of camaraderie and it is Read more…

Community Scientists and Maps

During the course of my internship, I learned about Citizen Scientists, otherwise referred to as Community Scientists, a more contemporary term. Community Scientists are people volunteering their time and knowledge to various science efforts. The people volunteering come from a variety of backgrounds and hold varying degrees of scientific experience, Read more…

People and Places

My first week in Monterey Bay composed of meeting the Elkhorn Slough crew and the Bureau of Land Management. I felt immediately welcomed into their space of work. Beyond learning about everyone’s role within these agencies, I learned about their history. Learning about the places people came from and the Read more…