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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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Protecting the land that we love

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 Our own Cape Perpetua Director, Vicki Penwell, shortens this quote to, “We protect what we love,” when she is speaking to the public. She presents this...

Will They Start Nesting?

California Least Tern History (CLTE) The California Least Tern (CLTE) has been listed as an endangered species since 1970. They are migratory birds found along the coast from Baja California to Washington. They nest at beaches directly on the sand during the warmer time of the...

End of Internship

After more than two months as an Avian Intern, the end of my internship is right around the corner. As a means of sharing all of the elements encompassed within this internship, I presented my work and experience to the BLM office in Monterey. During...

These Are the Tide Pools You Came to See, Right?

Tidepool setup for our outdoor education programs rules of the pools As the school year draws to an end, so do the Tide Pool Programs here at Yaquina Head. Over these last several weeks, I've been involved in outdoor education programs that center around tide...

Fluidity & Sustainability

Over the past month or so, I started organizing and preparing for a beach cleanup. Organizing a beach cleanup requires more steps and coordination than one may expect at first glance. Narrowing down to a shortlist of local beaches to clean was my first step....

Bringing the Interns Together

After making their way here from states across the entire country, all of our summer interns have arrived in Siuslaw National Forest. Once everyone landed in Oregon, it was time for our Siuslaw Field Ranger Training! Tuesday and Friday were split exploring the areas where...

Maintaining Community Relationships

Our relationship with Exceptional Children's FoundationThe partnership started two years ago when former Los Angeles Audubon staff member, Tania Romero, connected her Audubon chapter with the Exceptional Children’s Foundation (ECF). ECF is a non-profit organization that offers programs for children and adults with developmental, learning,...

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...