The Golden Hour

The majority of my work as a Field Ranger Intern here on the Siuslaw National Forest is devoted to public outreach and education. During the busy summer months, the Forest Service organizes weekly programs, guided hikes, and special events. The events with the biggest turn out tend to be evening Read more…

World Migratory Bird Day!

  Edder Antunez: World Migratory Bird Day planner extraordinaire!!! My colleague, good friend, and fellow EFTA intern did a fabulous job planning a well-rounded event. To help execute his impeccable plan, Edder recruited two other EFTA interns, also stationed in Oregon, Araceli and Christian, as well as three Student Conservation Read more…

Revelation through Interpretation

“Interpretation should instill in people the ability, and the desire, to sense the beauty in their surroundings-to provide spiritual uplift and to encourage resource preservation.” -The Gifts of Interpretation by Beck, Larry, and Ted Cable       Certified Interpretive Guide. Sounds official, don’t it? It is I, Christine Smith, Read more…

Coastal Gem

The Central Oregon Coast is a unique place. I could tell by my first day on the job, even though I was tired out of my mind from traveling. I arrived right in the middle of a week-long training, introducing me and my fellow Field Ranger Interns to the Siuslaw Read more…