I am realizing the focus doesn’t have to be on any action in particular when going after a dream. The details seem to matter less than they did before starting.
If the dream is important enough and you work towards it consistently and believe in it fully, there is no other option. It must eventually come true; a reality is created through thoughts and actions.
Don’t obsess too much over the specific details. Accept and appreciate what you can do right now. Go through the motions, remember why it matters so much, and love the process along the way.
Got a couple fun days of burn prep in before vacation tomorrow!
The end of an amazing season. I'm gonna miss my beautiful crew. Here's to a great winter!
In today’s episode of “What is Allison Actually Doing with Her Life?”:
Extracting and cleaning hundreds of thousands of Douglas Fir (Psuedotsuga menziesii) seeds. We have been receiving them in large shipments. They come in “lots” which are assigned different numbers because those trees have different genetics. I decided to video each step. Disclaimer: I don’t really know the technical terms of these machines, or whether they actually have a name. I just go with it.
1. Tumbling. We put bags of each lot in one at a time and throw ‘em around to get the seed out.
2. Shake ‘em. There’s lots of debris that needs to be separated from the seed. So they go through different screens to separate them.
3. De-wing. This machine gradually takes the seed and smacks it around gently to take off the wings on the seed.
4. Clipping. This machine is designed to separate “good” seed from “bad” seed. The bad seed is lighter than the good seed because there’s nothing inside of them. They’re just shells (or have nasty little larvae in them). 5. Blowing. We use the power of a vacuum to further separate the good and bad seed.
And from there we pick out the smaller debris by hand and ship off the seed to local national forests for restoration. Sorry about how loud the videos are; it’s why I wear ear-pro through all of this. Woo science!
#plants #plantporn #greenhouse #seeds #work #optoutside #forestservice #oregon #exploregon #research #womeninscience #science #STEM #nature #biology #forest #pnw #pnwonderland
Flashback to a wildfire in The northwest corner of Yellowstone, this one was small and wasn’t being actively managed mostly because of its location and the challenges associated with accessing it plus it didn’t pose a serious threat to human life. It was best to let this one burn itself out.
Fire is necessary in the regeneration of forests around the world and as another fire season comes to a close out west, very thankful for all those at the @u.s.forestservice
who seek out the danger year after year to keep us safe.
Today, we’re celebrating. Why? Well, for one, there are now more than 1500 of you! Thank you for following us. To bring new followers up to speed, we’re the Sitka Conservation Society, a local, grassroots organization based in Sitka, Alaska—in the heart of the Tongass National Forest. Not only do we focus on conserving the natural environment of the Tongass, but we also believe that building sustainable and resilient communities across Southeast Alaska is a crucial part of our mission.
The other reason we’re celebrating is because hundreds of you—thousands nationwide—submitted comments to the Forest Service to inform the alternatives they present for the new Alaska Roadless Rule. The new rule could open up ecologically crucial areas of the Tongass to further old growth logging, which would in turn affect the fishing and tourism industries that depend on roadless areas. We don’t know what will happen, but we do know that the Forest Service has a lot of public input to take into consideration. Thank you to everyone for submitting your comments and helping to shape the future of the Tongass and our region.
Have any questions about SCS or want to get in touch? Shoot us a DM or email us at email@example.com
we wished our beloved spotted bear a very wintery goodbye this weekend. time for a few exciting weeks of visiting friends and family all over the country 🚐