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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…

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…

Dunestatic

Today was a really great day, we went out with a wonderful Forest service plant ecologist named Marty Stein and group of young adults to learn more about dunes restoration and to help eradicate a pretty nasty invasive species called European beach grass. This grass usually clumps together creating a Read more…