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...

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...

The Community Within Wildlife Conservation

In the North Marsh field with the Elkhorn Slough crew. Get To Know Me As a sprout, I floated through the city of Guadalajara, Mexico. During my seedling and vegetative stages, I grew my roots in southeast Los Angeles amongst people with similar backgrounds as myself. It...

Looking Forward to the Future

Hello all! The time has come, and this is the last blog I will be writing. I would like to start with a huge thanks to Environment for the Americas (EFTA), to my supervisor Bill Standley at the Bureau of Land Management California Coastal National...

Sharing BLOY Knowledge

Featured image: BLOY poster used for interpretation; created by previous Environment for the Americas intern.   Today is officially the first day of my last month as an intern, and I have enjoyed every bit of it. I have been meeting a lot of people and learning...

BioBlitz!

Featured Image: https://www.blm.gov/programs/national-conservation-lands/california/fort-ord-national-monument   During the weekend I took part in an event at Elkhorn Slough Reserved called Bioblitz where people were invited to the reserve to take pictures of nature and upload them into the iNaturalist application. The goal was to use technology (phones, cameras, or ipads)...

It is better to be prepared than sorry!

Last week was safety week at the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) office. I participated a whole day in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and First Aid training to refresh my memory on both topics. I have been taking both trainings for quite some time now and...

Summer has arrived, and so have the baby birds!

Finally, Salinas is getting some sunny and warm weather. It now officially feels like summer. Last week, I received a text message from my supervisor telling me that the Black Oystercatchers on Cannery Row in Monterey have hatched. It is a very exciting time of...