Hello! My name is Hunter Blocchi. I study environmental science and management at California State Polytechnic University, Humboldt. I am interested in a variety of environmental sustainability topics, such as: ecological restoration, conservation of biodiversity, public land use policy, natural resource management, appropriate technology, and renewable energy systems.
Interests in Technology and the Environment[edit | edit source]
As is evident in the interest list above, I enjoy learning a broad range of topics. I am enthralled by the variety of coursework provided by Cal Poly Humboldt. As such, I have not determined an absolute trajectory for my professional future. However, gaining a variety of real-world experience in several of these mentioned topics interests me greatly.
If my life was represented as a work of art, the base has been chosen, yet the medium has not been determined. I am confident the ultimate composition will be bright, pleasurable, and green.
Experience in Technology and the Environment[edit | edit source]
I have been a volunteer for a variety of invasive species removal efforts, involving invasive plant surveying, invasive removal, and the replanting of native species. I have participated in field work and research related to plankton sampling, water quality testing, and beach profile surveying. A large portion of my knowledge and experience comes from covering theory in coursework and participating in numerous educational excursions.
One of my most favorite experiences was volunteering with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the National Park Service (Channel Islands). We sampled for plankton and organic material levels along the California Coastal Current, near the Channel Islands. One of the best conservation success stories from that area is the perpetuation of the island fox, a species endemic to the Channel Islands.
Here is a picture of the cute island fox, no bigger than a small house cat.