What time is it? Time to get Certified!

Wow. What an intense week! But what else would you expect when it’s training to become a Certified Interpretive Guide (CIG)! It was a week filled with abundant training, learning, and we even had to prepare a program! As intense as it was, it was...

Searching for the Elusive Mist-Maiden

One of my favorite parts about this internship is getting to learn about the different facets of the Cordova Forest Service Station.  Apart from Wildlife projects, I sometimes get to lend a hand on projects with other crews.  The most recent project I've joined was...

Attack of the Slugs: Alaska’s Worst Nightmare

[caption id="attachment_8033" align="aligncenter" width="208"] I had no idea that conducting transect studies of the European Black Slug could be so deadly. The slugs even have sharp little fangs. "Slugs-film-poster" by Source. Licensed under Fair use via Wikipedia[/caption] The real European Black Slug, however, is not as frightening....

Chugach Children’s Forest

When I was told I'd be helping lead a Chugach Children's Forest expedition of high school students into the wilderness, I was more than a little nervous, to be honest.  I hadn't really been around kids that age, since I was a kid that age, and I...

Dusky Camp

It was the most anticipated week of the summer. Nest Island Monitoring in the Copper River Delta. [caption id="attachment_7778" align="alignleft" width="300"] Not the duckling and not as cute, but they're babies![/caption] Our home base was at Dusky Camp out on Alaganik Slough. I absolutely loved being out...

Paradise Found in Montague Island

Picturesque landscapes are in no short supply here in Alaska. Pretty much everywhere I turn, there is a mountain, pond or lake waiting to be admired. But my recent visit to San Juan Bay in Montague Island was especially beautiful, because I felt like I was...

Delta Drift

Ever since I first saw the airboat, all I thought about was riding on one.  Every time I went into the compound to get a car or some gear, I’d walk by the airboat and imagine how awesome it would be to take one of these...