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Photos: 10 Years After Reintroduction, Bison Counters Take to the Skies

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.

How Science Sheds Light on an Artist’s Vision

Artist Emilie Lee is influencing conservation through her work.

8 Photos of Spring Awakening on the Great Plains

“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.

Top 10 Photos of a Year in America’s Serengeti

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.

North America’s Smallest Carnivore Gets a New Coat for Winter

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…

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.

It’s Not Always Pretty – Restoring Native Prairie After the Plow

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. 

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.

The Prairie: Looking Beneath the Surface

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

Trick-or-Treating With Predators: Who is the Candy Bar of the Prairie?

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 —…

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.

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.

Dog Town

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

Badger Life From Breakfast to Late Night

There’s always something to see in the grasslands at the American Prairie Reserve. However, every once in a while, Landmark adventure science crews see something out of the ordinary.

The Butcher Bird – Life, Death and Fast Food on the Plains

Heading into the seventh month of a year-round citizen science program on American Prairie Reserve, I’m able to witness the hidden treasures of the ecosystem in ways I’d never imagined. Thanks to volunteers from around the world, we’re able to capture, document and share what’s happening at a level of detail that we can’t do…