Adventure Science: There Could Be Bison Outside My Tent

Emily Stifler Wolfe of Adventurers and Scientists for Conservation is working with Gregg Treinish and many others to bring us stories from around the world. In this video, she interviews an outgoing member of ASC’s June Landmark crew, Teri Ness.

Landmark crews live and work on Montana’s northern Great Plains for months at a time, collecting wildlife data on the American Prairie Reserve management team. They see mind-blowing sunsets, rattlesnakes, mule deer, elk and badgers, and sometimes, they wake up with a bison outside of their tents.

ASC is recruiting for the fall Landmark crews now, with openings available from September through December.

Bison on American Prairie Reserve (photo by Mike Quist 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. Read more updates from Gregg and others on the Adventure Scientists team at adventurescientists.org/field-notes. Follow Adventure Scientists on Instagram @adventurescientists, on Facebook @adventurescientists, and on Twitter @AdvScientists.