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Gregg Treinish, both an adventurer and a conservationist, formulated the idea for ASC in late 2010. He believes firmly that it is the responsibility of those who recreate in natural areas to protect those same areas. Gregg has worked as a wildlife biologist, a backcountry guide, and a supervisor in wilderness therapy programs in Colorado and Montana. He has traveled to six continents and continues to explore our world. In 2004 he hiked the 2,174-mile Appalachian Trail, and in 2008 he completed the first ever trek of the Andes Mountain Range, which took more than 22 months and covered 7,800 miles. Gregg was awarded the National Geographic Adventurer of the Year award in November of 2008 for this accomplishment. Gregg was recently named to the Christian Science Monitor's 30 under 30 list in January of 2012 and was named a National Geographic Emerging Explorer in May 2013. Gregg lives and plays in Bozeman, MT.

Top 10 Photos of Adventure Science on the American Prairie

Landmark is the groundbreaking project that Adventurers and Scientists for Conservation 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 spend 1-3 month-long stints on the reserve participating in all aspects of wildlife conservation research on foot, ski and bike giving them a…

Top 10 Photos from an Expedition to Olympic National Forest

National Geographic Emerging Explorer Gregg Treinish founded Adventurers and Scientists for Conservation, a nonprofit organization connecting outdoor adventurers with scientists in need of data from the field. He also organizes his own expeditions, contributing to research on wildlife-human interaction, fragmented habitats, and threatened species. —- Adventurers and Scientists for Conservation (ASC) is hard at work looking for signs of…

We Want You: A Groundbreaking Project to Save America’s Great Prairie

National Geographic Emerging Explorer Gregg Treinish founded Adventurers and Scientists for Conservation, a nonprofit organization connecting outdoor adventurers with scientists in need of data from the field. He also organizes his own expeditions, contributing to research on wildlife-human interaction, fragmented habitats, and threatened species. —- Did you know there are only four places on Earth where unplowed prairie ecosystems…

On the Trail of the Elusive Pacific Marten

National Geographic Emerging Explorer Gregg Treinish founded Adventurers and Scientists for Conservation, a nonprofit organization connecting outdoor adventurers with scientists in need of data from the field. He also organizes his own expeditions, contributing to research on wildlife-human interaction, fragmented habitats, and threatened species.  —- We rolled into the driveway at the USFS house in Hoodsport, WA at about…

Women-Powered Science & Exploration

National Geographic Emerging Explorer Gregg Treinish founded Adventurers and Scientists for Conservation, a nonprofit organization connecting outdoor adventurers with scientists in need of data from the field. He also organizes his own expeditions, contributing to research on wildlife-human interaction, fragmented habitats, and threatened species.  —- Adventurers and Scientists for Conservation (ASC) is dedicated to connecting passionate adventure athletes and…

Bringing Classrooms into the Wilderness

National Geographic Emerging Explorer Gregg Treinish founded Adventurers and Scientists for Conservation, a nonprofit organization connecting outdoor adventurers with scientists in need of data from the field. He also organizes his own expeditions, contributing to research on wildlife-human interaction, fragmented habitats, and threatened species.  —- A huge part of my organization’s mission is to promote conservation around the world.…

Help Save Our Oceans from Plastic Debris

National Geographic Emerging Explorer Gregg Treinish founded Adventurers and Scientists for Conservation, a nonprofit organization connecting outdoor adventurers with scientists in need of data from the field. He also organizes his own expeditions, contributing to research on wildlife-human interaction, fragmented habitats, and threatened species.  —- When paddler, filmmaker and Steve Weileman bottled his first sample of sea water off a remote,…

Courting Death by Cold Water

I hate cold water. I always have. I have never liked like cold swimming pools or swimming holes, no matter how hot the outside temperatures were. When I moved to Alaska, my dislike of cold water grew. I learned that is was possibly the most dangerous thing in the state, more dangerous than the bears or avalanches. Cold water was an unforgiving killer and I swore to avoid it as much as possible.

Two Emerging Explorers – Kindred Spirits Living Half a World Apart

National Geographic Emerging Explorer Gregg Treinish founded Adventurers and Scientists for Conservation, a nonprofit organization connecting outdoor adventurers with scientists in need of data from the field. He also organizes his own expeditions, contributing to research on wildlife-human interaction, fragmented habitats, and threatened species. In that spirit, his blog posts appear both here on Explorers Journal and in Beyond the Edge, the…

From Mexico to Canada: 5,000 Miles Under Human Power

John Davis is both an adventure volunteer for Adventurers and Scientists for Conservation (ASC) and a friend. Twenty years ago he co-founded the Wildlands Network which is committed to conservation. In 2011 John completed TrekEast, a 7,500-mile human powered exploration of the wilder parts of the eastern North America where he promoted the restoration and protection of an Eastern Wildway. This year John set out to do the same thing on the other side of the country.

Adventure Science Scouting in Africa: Top 10 Photos

National Geographic Emerging Explorer Gregg Treinish founded Adventurers and Scientists for Conservation, a nonprofit organization connecting outdoor adventurers with scientists in need of data from the field. He also organizes his own expeditions, contributing to research on wildlife-human interaction, fragmented habitats, and threatened species. In that spirit, his blog posts appear both here on Explorers Journal and in Beyond the Edge, the…

Be Part of One of the Largest Conservation Efforts in American History

You can participate in one of the largest conservation efforts in American history! Join Landmark and use your skills and passion to protect one of the last remaining sanctuaries of its kind in the world. Crews will consist of six-person teams of adventurers and have the opportunity to spend a month exploring one of the most uncharted sections of the American Great Plains.

Riding the Lewis & Clark Trail In Search of Roadkill

National Geographic Emerging Explorer Gregg Treinish founded Adventurers and Scientists for Conservation, a nonprofit organization connecting outdoor adventurers with scientists in need of data from the field. He also organizes his own expeditions, contributing to research on wildlife-human interaction, fragmented habitats, and threatened species. In that spirit, his blog posts appear both here on Explorers Journal and in Beyond the Edge, the…

Snowboarder Jeremy Jones Ventures to Earth’s Far Corners for Conservation

Elite athletes, like Jeremy, not only bring years of skill and expertise, but their celebrity can also provide an excellent platform from which to educate others on conservation issues.

Hardened Alpinists Don’t Complain

Science and exploration are companion expressions of human curiosity- and both render a tough breed.