David Lunde is the manager of the bookstore/gift shop at the Interpretive Center of the South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve and a member of the board of directors of Friends of the South Slough. He is a poet and translator whose work has been widely published in magazines and anthologies. He is the author of Blues for Port City (1995), Heart Transplants & Other Misappropriations (1996), Nightfishing in Great Sky River (1999), and Instead (2007) and is the translator of The Carving of Insects (with Mary M.Y. Fung, 2006), which won the 2007 PEN USA Translation Award, and Breaking the Willow (2008).
South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve
The South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve (SSNERR)—an element of the South Slough watershed and inlet—is part of the larger Coos estuary and watershed located on the southern Oregon Coast. The rich biodiversity of the estuary has attracted people for more than 1,500 years, and it continues to play a …