NSO Intern Position at British Columbia Conservation Foundation; Northern Spotted Owl Breeding Program.
I will be completing my third work term at the Northern Spotted Owl Breeding Program (NSOBP), which is a project under the British Columbia Conservation Foundation. I have begun learning about raptor glove training procedures such as training cues and falconry equipment. The goal is to bring our ambassador owl to outreach events on my own to engage and educate the public about northern spotted owls. This October I was eager to assist with veterinary exams crucial to checking the health of these raptors and I was able to learn more about spotted owl anatomy and capturing techniques. As well, I have been introduced to the branding, marketing, and visual content side of the NSOBP and I am helping with social media and fundraising. After finishing this co-op term, I will have a full year of experience working in wildlife conservation at the NSOBP. I enjoy seeing the owls grow and am truly honoured to be recognized as a valuable member of such an amazing team.