TransTerra professionals provide integrated environmental services that comply with local, state, and federal regulatory framework to assist project applicants through research, restoration and outreach.
Happy New Year to every client and colleague that made this year special. So many wonderful experiences. Had a trip to Mt. Bachelor for some much needed snow and will be taking a work/social media break for a couple of weeks to reflect and rest. The New Year always feels like this photo of the Rogue River Valley this morning.... a clean and beautiful fresh start. Take care and many blessings in 2019 ❤️🙏
Blessed to attend an empowering baby-shower today and also watch mothers working hard throughout their difficult pregnancies and while raising children to support their dreams...women coming together through trials to lift each other up...Times have changed drastically since the 9 to 5 era. Great thanks to the women that came before us and allowed for this opportunity to show our strength, intelligence, humility, compassion and our ability to bond for the greater good of humanity. Lifting up all, but a special day of thanks to the goddesses in life and the light and power they are bringing. 🙏
Weekend fieldwork rewards... the rain was late but the small streams are finally flowing #riparian #fieldwork #weekendwarriors #tinywaterfalls
Exploring new ecosystems is always an exciting and humbling experience. Not having a clue what genera or conservation status a species has, and just enjoying the beauty of our natural diversity is pure bliss. #ecosystems #diversity #deserts #cacti #newtrails #nature
As we go into the holiday season and Black Friday approaches, be aware of the impact of consumerism on our environment and the effects of advertising. There are a multitude of blogs, podcasts, books and movies available to inspire a minimalist lifestyle and get back to a simpler state of being. We are programmed to believe we need to buy and give gifts to be better friends, spouses, and parents. Homemade gifts, charitable contributions in a loved ones name, re-purposed and upcycled items, shared experiences are all lovely ways to show your appreciation. Watch Minimalism or The Kindness Diaries for inspiration. Listen to Optimal Living Daily for continual ideas. Begin to break the cycles of over-consumption, debt and effects of human-rights abuses this year. Every bit counts and it’s a job we can all do that will make a difference! #simple #minimalism #consumerism #enjoylife #lessismore
Congratulations @itsxtiba and @filterfeeder7. Baby Clark was born Nov 12!
The recreational fishery for Dungeness crab (Metacarcinus magister) is open November through July south of Patrick’s Point. In some areas and certain years, including 2015-2016 the fishery closes for a period due to high levels of domoic acid (a natural biotoxin created in certain algae and accumulated through the food chain). Warmer waters caused by changing climatic conditions can cause large algal blooms. The water quality of Humboldt Bay and the surrounding waters are monitored by Humboldt Baykeeper, the Wiyot Tribe and other local tribes, the Regional/State Water Quality Control Boards, Humboldt County Public Health and various other public and private stakeholders. Humboldt County is blessed with an abundance of natural resources including our freshwater and marine fisheries and the sustainability of these resources is dependent on these guardians of our water. Thank you! 🙏🦀🌊 #fisheries #crabbing #humboldtbay #waterquality #ncrwqcb #humboldtbaykeeper #coastalliving
Conifer encroachment in prairies and woodlands is causing a loss of valuable habitat. The open grasslands and meadows of California are home to endemic species and provide valuable foraging habitat. Many have been converted to vineyards or ranches full of non-native grazing species, but are also being lost to fire suppression. The diverse open fields become filled with Douglas fir and other conifers that grow in dense stands, blocking sunlight and choking out life below, from plants to soil micro-flora. The dead wood and debris is so dense that any fires in the area are too hot for the remaining species to survive. Historically and during times of indigenous peoples, the land was allowed to burn in natural cycles. Many species evolved with these cycles and are dependent on disturbance. Forest management is highly polarized/political, but it’s important to keep an open mind to various practices that can keep natural systems working. With climate change it will be even more important. #forestry #fireecology #prairie #grassland #landuse #rarespecies #bigpicturethinking
Humboldt Bay is the largest body of protected water between San Francisco and the Puget Sound. It is home to hundreds of fish, invertebrate, plant, and bird species. It houses the largest oyster production on the west coast. It is rich in biodiversity, culture and history. Today at Arcata Sunrise Rotary we got a presentation on how our Harbor District is working to create sustainable economic opportunities for our region while preserving the natural and cultural resources of the area. #humboldtbay #balance #sustainability #estuary #marinelife #fisheries
Wood rats (Neotoma fuscipes and N.cinerea) are a staple in the diets of many important forest species including Northern Spotted Owl (Strix occidentalis spp .caurina) . They build massive messy-looking nests on the ground, but they also build them in broken trees and on large branches. They can live either alone or in a more communal fashion. While doing general biology surveys, it’s difficult not to look on the ground all the time for amphibians, insects, scat, wetlands and plants, but it’s very important to keep looking up at the sky for nests and arboreal creatures! (Woodrat photo credits bottom of picture) #generalists #woodrat #predatorprey #nests #wildlife #lookup #rodentsofinstagram