10000 Birds – You Never Know What You’ll Find in Kansas

The sun was setting fast as my mom and I left Council Grove, Kansas, after a delicious steak dinner and a three hour expedition across the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve. Cattle fields surrounded the small town, the cows forming dark silhouettes against the rapidly graying skies. We felt in high spirits after a gorgeous afternoon…

Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance – Fish ID

The hot summer sun bounces off the water’s surface on Western Lake in Walton County. Challen Hyman, joint environmental research scientist with the Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance (CBA) and Mattie M. Kelly Environmental Institute​ at Northwest Florida State College (MKEI), readies a seine net, as Brandy Foley, CBA monitoring coordinator, checks their location. Richie Gray, MKEI…

Press – Competitive Reef Building

I always love speaking with people about reefs and living shorelines! Though I usually try to do so not in front of the camera on a hot and humid Florida day. “The Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance’s latest project presented a big challenge to the nonprofit organization. The 1,400-foot breakwater reef at Eglin Air Force Base’s Post’l Point recreation…