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Top 10 Photos of Adventure Science on the American Prairie

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Landmark is the groundbreaking project that Adventurers and Scientists for Conservation has undertaken in conjunction with American Prairie Reserve (APR) to provide “boots on the ground” support for the conservation management team at APR. Landmark crews spend 1-3 month-long stints on the reserve participating in all aspects of wildlife conservation research on foot, ski and bike giving them a unique opportunity to experience one of the wildest and most remote places in the lower 48 while collecting valuable data that will directly influence conservation management on APR. These are just a few of the many amazing images from the last few months on the Reserve. More information at www.adventureandscience.org/landmark

The crew stops to examine an animal sign more closely. Photo by Mike Kautz.
The crew stops to examine an animal sign more closely. Photo by Mike Kautz.
Bison on the prairie: a land barge of a beast. Photo by Mike Kautz.
Bundle up to keep the prairie chill off. Photo by Mike Kautz.
Bundle up to keep the prairie chill off. Photo by Mike Kautz.
Landmark crew members maintain remote cameras all over the Reserve. Photo by Mike Kautz.
Landmark crew members maintain remote cameras all over the Reserve. Photo by Mike Kautz.
Collecting data on the Reserve. Photo by Mike Kautz.
Collecting data on the Reserve. Photo by Mike Kautz.
Temperatures regularly dip below zero in the winter, requiring a hardy and adventurous spirit. Photo by Mike Kautz.
Temperatures regularly dip below zero in the winter, requiring a hardy and adventurous spirit. Photo by Mike Kautz.
Regular family-style dinners draw the crews together. Photo by Mike Kautz.
Regular family-style dinners draw the crews together. Photo by Mike Kautz.
Crew members lend a hand to the Reserve managers. Photo by Mike Kautz.
Crew members lend a hand to the Reserve managers. Photo by Mike Kautz.
Marking Sage Grouse fence collisions. Photo by Mike Kautz.
Marking Sage Grouse fence collisions. Photo by Mike Kautz.
Searching for wildlife on the expansive prairie landscape. Photo by Mike Kautz.
Searching for wildlife on the expansive prairie landscape. Photo by Mike Kautz.

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Gregg Treinish founded Adventure Scientists in 2011 with a strong passion for both scientific discovery and exploration.National Geographic named Gregg Adventurer of the Year in 2008 when he and a friend completed a 7,800-mile trek along the spine of the Andes Mountain Range. He was included on the Christian Science Monitor's 30 under 30 list in 2012, and the following year became a National Geographic Emerging Explorer for his work with Adventure Scientists. In 2013, he was named a Backpacker Magazine "hero", in 2015, a Draper Richards Kaplan Entrepreneur and one of Men's Journal's "50 Most Adventurous Men." In 2017, he was named an Ashoka Fellow.Gregg holds a biology degree from Montana State University and a sociology degree from CU-Boulder. He thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail in 2004.

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