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Standing in the lee of some hills as other more industrious crew members retrieve data from a wildlife trapping camera, I wonder if the coyotes are howling today for the pronghorn that ducked under the fence not a few miles back. This hole in my knowledge—why do coyotes howl and for whom?—tugs a little at my anxious heart.
There are elements of our human selves that are just as mysterious and unpredictable as the wilderness; elements that have remained unchanged, tethering us to the world we came from. At our core, we are still wild, too.
Ten years ago we brought bison back to Sun Prairie after a 120-year absence, starting with just 16 animals. To count them now we have to take to the skies.
“In my two months of adventure here on the prairie, this ferruginous hawk flying into the sunrise was probably the most inspirational and memorable moment of them all,” says photographer Elaine Kennedy.
These images remind me of the different lenses through which we experience the outdoors and how even long term progress can be captured in a split second.
Many grassland species are uniquely adapted to life on the snowy plains, but the Least weasel (Mustela nivalis) completely commits to its cold weather camouflage. As autumn comes to an end, this mini carnivore sheds its dark fur for a solid white coat that helps it evade predators like hawks and owls hovering overhead. And the…
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.
As the prairie prepares for winter slumber, Ellen Anderson is ramping up her efforts in time for spring. There’s a farmer to hire, a seed mix to order, and lots of paperwork to complete while snow starts to fall outside her home on American Prairie Reserve.
Kim Tri considers the role of water on the prairie—where it is, where it’s been, and what it leaves behind.
Laura Hitt explores the sublime and the saddening aspects of life on the American Prairie Reserve.
Predators trick-or-treating across the northern plains are on the look out for their favorite full-sized candy bar. In a new video released this week, hear from our American Prairie Reserve biologists, Kyran and Damien, as they talk about the crucial role that these miniature snacks play in the larger ecosystem. Watch as hungry badgers go door to door —…
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.
Watch a time lapse showing northern lights, an electric storm, bison and a sunrise, all in 72 hours on the American Prairie Reserve.
See how wildlife biologists on the Charles M. Russell Wildlife Refuge are bolstering prairie dog populations—and, thereby, an entire ecosystem.