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Have I mentioned how our weekends have turned into workends? Well, they have.   Fortunately for us, we spent this Saturday at a birthday bash. We celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Oregon Beach Bill. This bill is instrumental in the maintenance and structure of the Oregon coast. Beaches are Read more…

Going back to school

I’ve gotten the opportunity to work with kids more closely this past week and it has been really amazing. Pulling up to the parking lot for summer school program at Siuslaw Elementary school really brought back memories. Two other rangers and I spent two days educating groups of kids that Read more…

Writing + Nature

I like to believe that nature influences all wonderful things. It influences art, beauty, family, character, love, etc. It is hard for me to imagine a beautiful world without nature. The blooming of flowers in spring, the falling of colorful leaves in fall, the radiant sun on our skin in Read more…

Back in Salem 4 years later

In 2012 I had the opportunity to study abroad at Willamette University in Salem, Oregon. Studying abroad was a great opportunity to travel and visit the different ecosystems and regions that Oregon has. For this reason, when EFTA offered me the position at Siuslaw National Forest I was very happy Read more…

“A River Runs Through Us”

“The pollution of the Anacostia River reflects colonialism ad conquest: nationalism, militarism, empire, racism, inequality, and urban renewal.” –Brett Williams, A River Runs Through Us   When I first got to college I thought I had to choose between studying people and social justice or studying the environment. However, after Read more…

The Habitat Around Us

When I walk on Venice Beach’s sandy grounds I begin to wonder about the habitat that is around here. Before this internship, I never would have thought there would be much habitat because it’s just sand, water, and residences. Now I view the beach differently, and I really explore and Read more…