Landmark is the groundbreaking project that ASC 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 consist of six highly motivated and skilled outdoors men and women who will live and work on the Reserve for two months at a time, collecting valuable data that will directly influence conservation management on APR.
But there is more to life on the prairie than just walking transects and collecting data. These groups of adventure scientists form a close bond and develop a family mentality while working and playing together for a month or more at a time. There are highs and lows but always something to smile about. Here is a unique, behind-the-scenes look into the life of a Landmark crew member.
The crews celebrate another successful day, even in the bitter cold of winter.
Conditions on the Reserve are always changing and can often be relentless, but there's no shortage of creative thinking, problem solving and camaraderie.
Swollen streams are one of many obstacles Landmark crew members have to navigate in a day's work. But there is always someone there to lend a helping hand, or at least laugh with you when you almost face plant in the water.
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