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Gregg Treinish founded Adventurers and Scientists for Conservation in 2011, mobilizing outdoor enthusiasts in collaborative efforts to protect our natural world. Today, the Bozeman, Montana-based organization works with volunteers to collect and present scientific data, catalyzing global conservation initiatives.

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. In 2013, he became a National Geographic Emerging Explorer for his work with ASC. Gregg has a biology degree from Montana State University, a sociology degree from CU-Boulder, and has led expeditions to six continents.

Here, Gregg, his team and volunteers share stories from ASC’s work.

Something Big on the Prairie

A video about spending two months collecting wildlife data and living on the American Prairie Reserve with the ASC Landmark crew, by New York producer Erik Goldstein.

Reading the Prairie Waterlines

Kim Tri considers the role of water on the prairie—where it is, where it’s been, and what it leaves behind.

100 Trans-Atlantic Sailors Rally for Science

A huge fleet of ships studies the plastic content of the ocean in the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers.

Big Cat Week: Dark Beaches, Big Cats

Tracking jaguars was bound to be hair-raising, but nothing prepared Nikki Mann for the actuality of walking in almost total blackness and being watched by a 200-pound-plus killing machine that had not eaten a fresh turtle kill since last week.

Surfing Explorers “Stoked to Collect Data”

While traveling the world in search of un-surfed waves, the crew from SurfEXPLORE participates in ocean research through the Adventurers and Scientists for Conservation Microplastics project.

The Prairie: Looking Beneath the Surface

Laura Hitt explores the sublime and the saddening aspects of life on the American Prairie Reserve.

Turtle Ninjas

They often work alone, usually at night, wearing dark clothing. They work long hours for little or no pay, and even less notoriety. They do it for the turtles.

Camera Trap Top 10

Adventurers and Scientists for Conservation works with lots of camera traps. They stay immobile, day and night, recording at the slightest hint of movement. Of the hundreds of one-minute camera trap videos we’ve collected, here are some of our favorite moments.

Photos From Rupal Peak, Pakistan

Follow ASC adventurer Pericles Niarchos on an expedition to Pakistan, and deep into a crevasse to collect samples of glacial ice.

The 100-Year Storm

Watch a time lapse showing northern lights, an electric storm, bison and a sunrise, all in 72 hours on the American Prairie Reserve.

Missing Isotopes: What’s Happening in the World’s Highest Glaciers?

On the roof of the world in Tibet, Natalie Kehrwald and her colleagues have made a surprising discovery about climate and glaciers.

ASC Featured in Teton Gravity Research Film

Adventurers and Scientists for Conservation was featured in “Higher”, a Teton Gravity Research short film.

Rare Black-Footed Ferret Babies

Christin Jones joins in on a late-night black-footed ferret tour to ascertain their numbers. In the fight against extinction, every individual counts.

There’s Something in the Water

Although smaller than five millimeters in size, microplastic particles contaminating our oceans and rivers likely pose a massive environmental and human health risk.

Dog Town

See how wildlife biologists on the Charles M. Russell Wildlife Refuge are bolstering prairie dog populations—and, thereby, an entire ecosystem.