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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.

#Okavango14: Out There …

Poling 10,000 years back in time.

#Okavango14: Elephants Will Sense Your Calm

Ever wonder what it’s like to have an elephant watch you set up your tent at night? Stay calm, and the elephant will carry on.

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.

New York City to Niagara Falls by Bicycle … With Kids

Most people turn their eyes away from roadkill, but ASC adventurer Charles Scott and his children spent five weeks actively looking for the remains of animals along the road and documenting what they found.

#Okavango14: Monitoring the Delta From the Front Lines

ASC volunteers will manage remote wildlife platforms, monitoring the delta’s fragile ecosystem and collecting data to ensure this area is protected for years to come.

Adventure Science in the Okavango Delta

Four National Geographic Explorers will travel to the Okavango Delta, Botswana in August, collecting data on the health of the newest UNESCO World Heritage Site. They’ll surely encounter crocodiles, hippos and lions.

Defining Paradise

People have different definitions of paradise, but they always know it when they find it. Aaron Teasdale and his family learn about surfing and conservation in Popoyo, Nicaragua.

Team “Uniting Nations” Wins 2,400-Mile Great Pacific Race

Winners of the inaugural Great Pacific Race, team Uniting Nations just arrived in Honolulu, Hawaii, having contributed to marine research as they rowed more than 2,400 miles across the Pacific.

Adventure Science: Sharks, Ocean Dumpster Diving, and the Survival of Mankind

Emily Stifler Wolfe of Adventurers and Scientists for Conservation is working with Gregg Treinish and many others to bring us stories from around the world. Here, she interviews sailors and ocean researchers Matt Rutherford and Nicole Trenholm.

Adventure Science: There Could Be Bison Outside My Tent

Experience elk, deer, bison, badgers, rattlesnakes and mind-blowing sunsets: This is life as a volunteer for the Adventurers and Scientists for Conservation Landmark program on American Prairie Reserve. Apply now for a fall crew!

Adventure Science: Trawling for Plastic Pollution Aboard the Orion of Aberdeen

Gregg Treinish and his team at Adventurers and Scientists for Conservation bring us stories from around the world about adventuring with purpose. Here, Edwin Butter and Marjo Boertien write about studying marine plastic pollution off the coast of Africa with The Orion of Aberdeen crew and ASC.

Adventure Science: Great Pacific Race

Gregg Treinish and his team at Adventure Science bring us stories from around the world about adventuring with purpose. ASC’s Jordan Holisinger relays how ocean rowers in the Great Pacific Race collect water samples for the biggest, baddest microplastics survey ever.

Adventure Science: Spring on the Northern Great Plains

Emily Stifler Wolfe is the newest Adventure Science team member. Follow her as she travels through Montana with volunteers who are collecting wildlife data on the American Prairie Reserve.

Adventure Science in Antarctica

Lisa White started alpine climbing five years ago when a friend asked her to climb Mt. Rainier in her home state of Washington. The ability to experience part of the mountain where few people reach and the sense of accomplishment drew Lisa to mountaineering.  Soon she and her husband were looking for the next challenge, and…

Adventure Film for Monday – Searching for Marten on the Olympic Peninsula

Adventurers and Scientists for Conservation (ASC) partnered with the Olympic National Forest for the second year in a row to help with an intensive survey for coastal Pacific Marten, a “critically imperiled” species on the peninsula. ASC recruited and trained two dozen hardy outdoor enthusiasts turned adventure scientists to search for the elusive member of…