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 for causes I believe in, and websites. My current major professional project is to write interpretive signs with a focus on seabirds for the Oregon Islands National Wildlife Refuge at 34 locations along the Oregon coast, mostly within Oregon State Parks. I also write for the National Wildlife Federation. And yes, I am writing a book about belted kingfishers (that show up in several blogs).
I serve as president of the Board of Directors for Greater Hells Canyon Council. Recently, after writing a conservation article about saving 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)