Hello all! I am writing this blog from my office at Fort Cronkhite. It's been very rainy in the Bay Area for the past few weeks, so this room has been a refuge for my coworkers and me. It's a warm, quiet space where we can...

With 2022 coming to a close so does my time with Environment for the Americas, as well as here at Trinity River National Wildlife Refuge. This has been both one of the longest and shortest years for me, so much has happened, yet it feels...

In this job, there is no such thing as a ‘typical’ day. Working on a National Wildlife Refuge, there's no shortage of tasks, maintenance, or outreach activities to perform. Our priorities shift season to season, week to week, and day to day. What we do...

 This past November I thought I would be my usual day with my ride along partner. A Co-op deputy from the Clackamas County Sheriffs department. But things never seem to just end normally around him. While we were on patrol we had encountered a group...

USFS Photo taken by Marissa Hurst While being at the Wayne National Forest - Ironton Ranger District, I have had many unexpected adventures. But the most interesting adventures are the least expected. Although I am the Trails System Resource Assistant, I have had an opportunity to...

Sunset over Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge by Jessica Duez The sun is setting on my internship at Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge. I will miss this place, but maybe I won't have to.. This 12 month internship has been an incredible experience. At the beginning of 2022, the...

Overall, November had highs and lows for me, and during the lows, I'm grateful to my family and EFTA crew for their understanding and support. ...

At the top of the mountain! Can say I hiked superstition mountain in TEVAS, do not recommend it. We had a fun time hiking up Superstition mountain. I personally moved here from somewhere in California that was 10' elevation to moving here and hiking up 5000,...