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08 July 2021

The Beauty of Being a Hemiparasite

The salt marsh bird’s beak (CHMAMA for short) is an endangered hemiparasite, which means that it latches onto other plants to sustain it for water and nutrients. It inserts a haustorium, a rootlike structure, to…
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08 July 2021

A collaborative approach to saving an endangered flower

Non-native species (those introduced to an area outside of its natural range) have been listed as one of the five major causes of extinction world-wide. One such species, European beach grass, was planted throughout sand…
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07 July 2021

Potential Streams for Reintroducing Bull Trout

Last month, we had the stakeholder meeting for the Klamath Basin bull trout reintroduction decision making process, where the decision makers gathered together and formulated the fundamental objectives for the project: 1- maximize the persistence…
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02 July 2021

In-Person Learning

I have reached the halfway point of my position in the Directorate Fellowship Program (DFP) with the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS). At this point, I have developed a much better perspective on the…
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02 July 2021

Achieving Recovery for the San Bruno Elfin Butterfly

Photo of a San Bruno Elfin larva on sedum from a site visit. Courtesy of Samantha M. Lantz. I am at the halfway mark in my summer as a FWS fellow and the time seems…
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02 July 2021

Striving to Excel

To say that it has been a busy couple of weeks would be an understatement, and I was floored when I realized today that my fellowship is already halfway through! As I mentioned in my…
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