This past week we had a full camp out on Snipe. For the first few days we shared this island with Chris Filardi (science advisor to the Coastwatch program and longtime supporter of Qqs) and his family. Chris was kind enough to take time out of his vacation to get to know the interns and to provide some context for the work that they have been doing. For the latter part of the week Shannon and Chanda from The Nature Conservancy and Gloria and Dawn from Lutsel K’e came out with us. These four great gals joined us in the field, shared stories and laughs around the fire, and (unfortunately) got to understand the weather challenges we’ve been facing a little too well for their liking. We’d like to thank all of our visitors from last week for witnessing our work, sharing their time and knowledge, and offering their perspectives about the program. I think their presence and enthusiasm left us all even more passionate and focused than we were before. After an extra day in town for boat maintenance, I know we’re all eager to head back out to Goose in the morning.