Greetings from a tiny town in the northern cascades! In case you missed my introduction post this is Mack (she/they) your local botanist extraordinaire writing in from Winthrop, Washington. The month of February has been a slow adjustment to life in the Methow Valley. After...

Elizabeth Lopez- EFTA Intern During my captivating journey to Boise, Idaho, I had the privilege of being hosted by Ally Turner, a distinguished and inspirational figure at the helm of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife. This extraordinary opportunity allowed me to engage in a diverse array...

Elizabeth Lopez= EFTA Intern Bat banding plays a pivotal role in unraveling the mysteries of these enigmatic nocturnal creatures and advancing our understanding of their ecology, behavior, and conservation. By affixing uniquely coded bands or tags to individual bats, researchers gain valuable insights into various aspects...

Elizabeth Lopez- EFTA Intern I had the privilege of attending a comprehensive leadership workshop set in the picturesque backdrop of Leavenworth, Washington. This immersive event encompassed a diverse array of engaging sessions aimed at fostering a deeper understanding of critical issues. These sessions included candid discussions...

Introduction video of Mee-ya Monneedy, intern at United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and Environment for the Americas. Mee-ya will be working at the Columbia River Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office in Vancouver, WA. Mee-ya will be writing the 2022 Pacific Lamprey Assessment as...

Elizabeth Lopez U.S Fish and Wildlife/ EFTA What I've learned: Pygmy rabbits are crucial to the sagebrush grasslands ecology. Other creatures use their former burrows, including cottontails, gopher snakes, and short-horned lizards. Pygmy rabbits are prey for predators, including coyotes, hawks, and owls. Insects like bot flies feed...