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Celebrating Birds

 

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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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...

Foraging for Berries!

I’ve learned a lot of awesome information within the last few months as a Forest Service Employee. Such as, federally threatened species found in the Siuslaw National Forest, how to properly engage with visitors and effectively convey messages to them, the dynamics of the Oregon...

Wrapping Up

Learning how the Earth Conservation Corps really works was the most interesting part of my whole internship. We did so many different things over these ten months. It’s hard to pick one thing to talk about sometimes. EFTA made this all possible and I am...

Banding the Big Chicks!

[caption id="attachment_17429" align="alignleft" width="214"] A Black Skimmer in flight at Salt Works.[/caption] Hello everyone! Thanks for coming back to another round of Janne's story time. As you can tell by my title, you all are going to hear about the biggest chicks! Who are these behemoths,...

View from the top of Mnt. Hebo in the Siuslaw National Forest

Building Connections for a Better Future

  My last evening campground presentation took place this past Saturday at Cape Lookout State Park. I was not sure how many people were going to attend and felt more nervous than the first time I presented. Maybe the fact that it was going to be...

Baby Birds and So Much More

Summer is in full swing. The blue sky, bright sun and ocean breeze brings out hundreds of guests to Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area. The guests, aren't the only ones that are enjoying the natural area...

Celebrating Latino Conservation Week

A couple of weeks ago I coordinated a kayaking event at Elkhorn Slough to celebrate Latino Conservation Week (LCW). LCW was launched in 2014 and has been growing ever since with the number of events increasing every year. This year LCW was from July 14-22,...

Migratory Bird Open House success!

If you were wondering how my Migratory Bird Open House went, it went great! I’ve been flustered for the past month trying to make sure this outreach event was my best yet. Inviting the Councilmember from Ward 8 was a challenge, but became an invitation...