About

Note: As of February 2014, this page is no longer being updated regularly. For up-to-date information on what I’m up to please check out my LinkedIn profile.

Rebecca Deatsman is a naturalist and environmental educator currently based out of a tiny ranching town in Grant County, Oregon. Her past wanderings have taken her from her home in Ohio to the Saskatchewan prairie, the Australian Outback, a barrier island on the coast of Georgia, and the North Woods of Wisconsin. She has a master’s degree in environmental education from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and can generally be found wandering around in the woods looking at birds and bugs. You can follow her on Twitter at @rdeatsman.

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Why “the other Oregon”?

When I first told people I was moving to Oregon, everyone would assume I meant the coastal half of the state, where most of the population is and where most of the tourists go. Not so – I live in the other Oregon, ranch country, the High Desert of the eastern part of the state, in a big county with lots of cattle but only one stoplight.

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Rebecca’s Writing Elsewhere:

In Defense of Beavers, guest post on Living Alongside Wildlife, October 2013

Meet Your Neighbors at WisconsinButterflies.org, Wisconsin Natural Resources, August 2013

Little Worms, Big Consequences: Ground-Dwelling Birds May Be Silenced by Invasive Earthworms, Wisconsin Natural Resources, December 2012

Species At Risk: Grizzlies Move Into Polar Bear Territory, Above & Beyond, July 2012

Two Ways of Seeing Trees, guest post on Polliwog on Safari, May 2012

Calling All Citizen Scientists! Join the Christmas Bird Count, guest post on Culture of Science, December 2011