Public Lands Stewards: Fulfilling My Sense of Adventure

When describing what Mt. Adams Institute provides- a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in nature, make lasting connections with professionals in your desired field of work, serve and engage with your community, all with the support of the caring individuals that make up the organization- it sounds like a dream. Continue Reading…

Public Lands Stewards: My First Month at Tualatin

 

My first month at the Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge began with lots of training and learning. For the last couple of weeks I have been surveying at Wapato Lake for two main invasive species – Lythrum salicaria (purple loosestrife) and Iris pseudacorus (yellowflag iris) (pictured below). Continue Reading…

Public Lands Stewards: Opportunity of a Lifetime

These past five months have been some of the most amazing, yet difficult times in my 23 years. When I first saw the job posting for a refuge technician at Conboy Lake National Wildlife Refuge, I applied because it called for skills that I had already acquired in school and I loved the fact that it required me to travel across the country. Continue Reading…