This story is by Steve Gaddini of the Mendocino National Forest (when he wrote it), and occurred in 1990. I won’t excerpt it because, after all, it’s a story. I like Steve’s writing style and the way he describes the details of this particular field work (calling owls), and the feel for the location, trees and topography. Today it seems after 30 years people may well be doing the same type of work, or maybe it has changed, or maybe they aren’t doing it at all. Enjoy! Here’s a link.