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Rose Rimler

As the 2014 Natural Resources fellow, Rose will be working at the Tillamook Estuaries Partnership in Garibaldi, OR. There, she will help revise and update the organization's Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan. Rose received her M.S. degree from the University of Oregon's Oregon Institute of Marine Biology in March of 2014. Her thesis investigated the population dynamics of the Olympia oyster in Coos Bay, OR with the goal of identifying potential oyster restoration sites in that estuary. Her undergraduate biology degree was awarded in 2008 at UC Berkeley, where she focused on the natural history of terrestrial vertebrates. Her switch from terrestrial to marine and from vertebrate to invertebrate came about as a result of working and volunteering at several aquariums in California after her college graduation, including an internship tending the jellyfish collection at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, CA.

Here, There, and Everywhere

Posted by: | June 14, 2015 | 1 Comment |

I’m writing today not from the northern Oregon coast—where I spent the last year as a Natural Resources Policy Fellow at the Tillamook Estuaries Partnership—but from Raleigh, North Carolina. It’s different here, of course. From what I’ve seen so far, it’s significantly cheaper and significantly warmer. You can get a plate of hush puppies for […]

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A Fleet of Meetings

Posted by: | January 6, 2015 | 2 Comments |

How do you talk about issues like ocean acidification and habitat preservation and changing land use patterns? Where do you even start? Having now coordinated two such meetings, I can answer that question: Start with a working coffee machine. At the first of these meetings, the snazzy built-in coffee machine provided by the meeting place […]

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It’s 7 AM on my day off, and somehow I am already out of bed and driving north on Highway 101. The radio is staticky on this part of the coast and all that’s coming in clear is the bombastic finale to some sort of romantic classical piece. I pull off the narrow, two-lane highway […]

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Field Trip

Posted by: | July 23, 2014 | 1 Comment |

On a recent sunny day, not long after my fellowship began, I found myself waist-deep in a pit of pondwater by the side of the highway.  It was a good place to be. I was spending the day—three days, in fact—at the Miami wetlands restoration site, about fifteen minutes north of the city of Tillamook […]

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