07 Jan Holiday Season
As the holiday season comes to a close, I would like to express my thanks towards the people that support me through this journey. I’m looking forward to this new year, and all of its trials and gifts that will come my way. I am especially looking forward to exploring San Francisco, both nature and city life. As for work, I think I’m the most excited to saw down invasive Cypress and Pine trees.
While only being two months into this program, I think I’m improving on plant identification skills and data entry to Excel and Calflora. For those who aren’t familiar with it, Calflora is a 501(c)3 non-profit plant database. We provide information on wild CA plants for conservation, education, and appreciation. The HRT (Habitat Restoration Team) uses this program to record all of our observations. This program does have a mapping component that I appreciate, since it’s easier than ArcMap. However, I’ll hope to transport Calflora data into ArcMap to create a huge map of all the places I’ve observed while being an EFTA intern.
Overall, I’m excited for this year and grateful for this internship! Note that this is my first written blog; I’m not much of a writer. However, this year, I want to break out of my comfort zones, so maybe I’ll write more blogs!
This picture was taken December 11, 2022, at Kirby Cove. As an intern at GOGA the Habitat Restoration group hosts volunteer event every Sunday. The picture shows the group in French Broom (Genista monspessulana) a common invasive species we work with.