Giving Back to the Youth

May marks the month that Team Bug from Blanca Wetlands will be doing their outreach to local schools within the San Luis Valley. This is a great opportunity for our program, because youth are becoming more involved with their video games rather than cherishing the...

National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)

This week I was assigned as team lead on a project that entails habitat restoration for the federally endangered Southwestern Willow Flycatcher. My job on this project is to determine, using the NEPA handbook, that the project proposed by the Bureau of Land Management falls...

Hands on the Land Grant

During the next couple months, Team Bug from the Blanca Wetlands will be working with youth from Antonito and Centennial Junior High to help them understand the importance of shorebirds and the role of shorebirds in the ecosystem. Some of the topics we will be...

Birder on Vacation

This past week I was finally able to get away from school work and all the stress that it brings. I returned to the state where my birding adventure all began, California. My path started from Denver taking a 2 hour flight to Los Angeles,...

My new home

My new home isn't like many other homes; my new home is a place where people go to get away from commotion of everyday society and enjoy the great outdoors. Blanca isn't just my home, Blanca is a home to many. It is a home...

Taking on new adventures

At first I was afraid of falling behind and not having the strength to catch back up, but after a few hours I knew I was in the right place. On February 25, 2016 my journey began. It all started with a beautiful morning drive...

Hello from Colorado

Hello, my name is Stefan Armenia. I am a Colorado Native residing in a small town boarding Colorado and New Mexico. I am currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree program in Natural Resource Management and Criminology at Adams State University in Alamosa, Colorado. I am...