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...

A Week of Meet and Greets

This week was a week full of "meet and greets" of sorts. The Siuslaw National Forest extends over 630,000 acres that requires an extensive team to help manage each region. While I have spent time getting to know the staff and volunteers at Cape Perpetua...

Celebrate Migratory Birds at Cape Perpetua

Everyday is bird daySusan Bonfield, Environment for the Americas A simple statement made by one of EFTA’s own coordinators when we told her about our World Migratory Bird Day event happening a week after the traditional celebration date. Simple but effective. Because what a way to...

What a Wild Life for Biologists

While this program is centered around education on migratory birds, you are in no way limited in terms of what you can learn. I've been able to explore so many other fields in the forest service because of it just this week alone. A bit...

A Field Day of Play

Every day is a weekend play day for Oregonians in the summer2019 Intern Welcome Letter These were some of the words of encouragement written in the welcome letter I received after accepting my position here in Oregon. And even though it's not summer just yet, every...

Spending the Summer in Siuslaw

Nice to meet everyone who has found their way here to my blog! My name is Yselia and I am an Environment for the America’s (EFTA) intern this summer stationed at Siuslaw National Forest. This means that I have the pleasure of spending the next...

Mental Liberation

The mighty Rio Grande.  This river is the main source of water not only for the San Luis Valley, but also for Blanca Wetlands.  The water that flows through the Rio Grande is used for agriculture and by people in their homes. It is also...

Signing out as internship comes to an end

I arrived to Newport Oregon in March 7th, and today it has been almost six months since I started my internship with Environment for the Americas.  After turning in my final report, my time in Newport and Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area comes to an...