Public Lands Stewards: What is it Like Being a Wildlife Refuge Technician?

A few months ago I moved to the Conboy Lake National Wildlife Refuge to start my internship as a refuge technician through the Public Lands Stewards program of the Mt. Adams Institute. To be honest, I was feeling a little apprehensive and didn’t really know what to expect. During our first tour of the refuge everything felt so daunting. I couldn’t remember the names of the streets or the locations where we would be setting our fyke nets. The refuge itself seemed gigantic and some of the side roads we drove on where terrifying. To this day I don’t know how we are able to drive on some of those roads. Continue Reading…