Landmark is an opportunity to be part of the creation of a wildlife reserve on par with Yellowstone or the Serengeti.
During three-month stints crews are responsible for collecting data and sharing their experiences from one of the wildest and most remote areas of the American Great Plains.
Crews maintain motion-activated cameras; hike 8-12 mile transects to collect data on bison, prairie dogs, mountain lions and other species; assist with special projects; record spatial data with GPS units; and enter collected information into a database.
Additionally, Landmark crew members may share their experiences through writing and visual media on various media outlets including our National Geographic Newswatch Blog.
Application Timeline and Guidelines
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Application review and interviews are held approximately three months before the anticipated start date. (e.g. Applications for a January 1 start should be submitted by October 1.)
Crews are selected at least two months before the start date. However, openings may occasionally be available closer to the start date.
Housing and Stipend
From October 1 to May 1, the crew lives in shared indoor accommodations with single-gender bunkrooms (max 2 people per room), bathrooms and access to a fully-equipped kitchen.
From May 1 to September 30, crew members sleep in their own backpacking tents on tent platforms within walking distance from the Enrico science and education center. Bathrooms, a kitchen and indoor common space are available in the center.
$300 stipends will be provided to crew members at the end of each month of service to help cover food and/or travel expenses.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions about the project or crew member positions.