Last Friday, I conducted a pilot session for my World Migratory Bird Day event at Saugus Iron Works to gather feedback on the tactile experience designed as an introduction to birding. All participants appeared to thoroughly enjoy the models and had a wonderful time observing...

My second month with the Eastern Planning Service Group has continued to be challenging in a good way! In my blog post this month, I wanted to write more about Species of Conservation Concern and how they relate to my current position. I alluded to this...

As the snow starts to melt in Ashley National Forest recreation opportunities will quickly change. During the winter the Ashley offers a variety of snow sports including cross country skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, and much more. As the snow melts and conditions are becoming more icy...

Hi again RAP 8! It's been another month of all things carbon, and I don't have the news that I hoped I would at this point. There have been some delays in the Carbon Partnership Program launch, but what is public service without a few...

Hello everyone! These past two weeks have been super exciting! Most of my time this week has been spent planning and communicating with folks from various different groups to coordinate the World Migratory Bird Day pilot event. I was able to connect one-on-one with Cat Fribley, Executive Director...

Disclaimer; No wheelies were popped on Forest Service Vehicles.  Part of being a surveyor is accessing rough terrain and arduously accessible sites to get ubiquitous information of paramount importance. Whacking through troves and thickets of green briar, the thorny weeds will divest your flesh to get...

Working With the Seasons BRUSH CUTTING!! Lately, I've been thinking about how my day-to-day tasks as a land manager and steward change with transformations in the land and transitions between seasons. As spring (very quickly) moves into the Bay Area, my team and I are confronted with...

Hello everyone!  Featured Photo: a picture of Shane smiling, holding his long white cane, wearing his cap and gown after college graduation. My name is Shane, and I am interning with Birdability this Spring/Summer. I am from Mansfield Massachusetts, and I am a recent Westfield State University...

Spring is here! The field days have been filled with new friends and discoveries. Almost every day I am introduced to a new plant, fungi, and/or wildlife. I have been creating a list of all the plants I have come across in the field. It...