Plant life is flourishing, and wildlife is active in the summertime. The season for fruit collecting begins every late-June until mid-September. Prior to collecting, the nursery employees scout for suitable locations nearby to gather fruit for cleaning, processing and storing the seeds. We must act...

As my internship at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and Department of Interior (DOI) comes to an end, I can now fully present my work, as one of the best parts about this position is that my responsibilities...

Hello everyone! I hope all is well, I’m excited to check back in with some of the wonderful projects I’ve been involved with. In my previous post, I briefly mentioned that our dunes are home to some of the Western Snowy Plover’s nesting sites. Over...

Hi everyone, I hope you’re all having an amazing summer! I’m very happy to be able to introduce the site I’ve been working with – Siuslaw National Forest! It’s hard to know where to begin, there’s so many amazing aspects of this forest that I...

The main project I focused on during the internship was: developing a Story Map on the Anza Trail. The idea behind this project was to emphasize continuity between the themes along the Trail and its sites, and provide viewers an interactive map for the experience....

Park Partners and Community Connections Hi everyone! Throughout the course of my internship, I have had the opportunity to experience a fraction of life as a park interpreter. I have had the chance to help organize events, write press releases, and even host my own Night Photography...

The key to growing trees successfully is water, nutrients, and sunlight. Right? Well, it seems to be more complex than those three important factors. Each plant has specific growth requirements however, one of the main concerns that can be overlooked is plant maintenance. American agriculture...

While I work with the timber crew on most days, occasionally I get to shadow a specialist and see a different facet of Forest Service work. One day in June, I went with the district's resident wildlife biologist Emlyn Smith as she did her rounds for...

Ya'at'eeh! (Greetings!) My name is Shayla Tate and I am born to the Ashiihi Clan (The Salt People Clan) and born for the Tsi'naajinii Clan (The Black Streak Clan). I am from the Navajo Nation. Growing up, I have always enjoyed a wide range of...