I am a freelance writer based in Bend, Oregon. I write about the natural world in a myriad of ways, from this personal blog to books, articles, interpretive panels, blogs, media, and websites. I recently led a project and wrote text for 65 interpretive signs with a focus on seabirds for the Oregon Islands National Wildlife Refuge at 24 locations along the Oregon coast, mostly within Oregon State Parks. I often write about my favorite bird, muse, and guide to personal happiness–the belted kingfisher.
I serve as president of the Board of Directors for Greater Hells Canyon Council. After writing a conservation article about saving wild Asian elephants, I became inspired to bring Elephant Friendly Tea to Oregon and now represent the project here.
SAMPLE MY WORK: (Note that some of my work appears under my given name of Deborah Richie)
Appalachian Trail Conservancy Featured Article- The Wild Skyway
Oregon Islands NWR interpretive panels (with designer Maja Smith & artist Ram Papish)