My name is Mike Mullaley and I am from Portland, Oregon. I come to the Boise Trails Inventory and Assessment team most recently via Denver, Colorado where I worked for a conservation corps. After graduating from Oberlin College in 2009 with a degree in Environmental Studies, I was anxious to trade the confines of the classroom for the fresh outdoor air and to get out in the community to perform hands-on environmental service work.
Having dipped into the land conservation world for the first time – which consisted of building trail, operating chainsaws for fire mitigation purposes and invasive species removal – I wanted to gain additional skills in the field and actively researched the SCA website’s plethora of opportunities, which ultimately led me to the TRaCS program. While I am beyond ecstatic about traveling all over the country to work in wildlife refuges, seeing different cultures and tasting some fine cuisine, I am also excited about picking up GPS and GIS skills. After finishing the TRaCS program, graduate school in an environmental field lies on the horizon, but until I can decide on an area of interest, I like the idea of seeing different places, meeting different people and gaining new skills and experiences in the conservation field through SCA.