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In 2012, EFTA began building partnerships with governement agencices and non-profirs to provide shorebird conservation internship experiences for Latinos. This internship program addresses EFTA’s desire to increase diversity within natural resources while conducting long-term bird conservation studies. This internship program was formerly known as Celebrate Shorebirds, but since then it has evolved and expanded. Although the past internship focused on shorebird and avian conservation, we welcome and have integrated any nature-based educational programs.
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The Bilingual Bridge

My two-week training in the Central Coast Ranger District concluded with me working at the Get Outdoors Day event held at the Peavy Arboretum of Oregon State University. This event is focused on encouraging healthy, active outdoor fun for all members of the community. I...

Why is Interpretation Important?

"In the end we will conserve only what we love; we will love only what we understand; and we will understand only what we are taught."Baba Dioum, 1968 During the second week of training, we focused on the interpretive programs we will be doing throughout the summer. Interpretation...

Hello from Oregon!

My name is Brenda Ramirez and while I am in Oregon, I will be working as a Field Ranger for the US Forest Service in the Siuslaw National Forest! I arrived in Waldport where I met many kind and inspiring people from all over the...

The Worlds Fastest Attraction

When you think of main attractions, the most common images that might pop up are those of roller coasters or of some kind of circus attraction. Maybe it's the tallest trapeze performance or the worlds only ride that can go from...

Prepping for Programming

Running education and interpretation programs is a major part of the work done here over the summer. I mentioned before that us field rangers are each going to develop our own program to give to the visitors at Cape Perpetua during the busy summer season....

Black Oystercatcher Surveys- Part 2

I thought I would treat this post like a Q&A by answering the most common questions that I have received since I’ve been back from the Black oystercatcher trip: What did the daily routine on the boat look like? Every morning we would roll out of the...

Black Oystercatcher Surveys

The last 10 days I have spent living on a boat called “Tenacious” along with 3 others as we traveled through the Prince William Sound, conducting Black Oystercatcher surveys. Over the course of the trip, I learned many new things and saw and experienced places...