Landmark is ASC's groundbreaking project to provide "boots on the ground" support for the American Prairie Reserve management team. Wildlife survey crews consist of skilled outdoors men and women who live and work on Montana's northern Great Plains, collecting data that informs APR's conservation management decisions.
Anna Strong is a science teacher at the Ross School in East Hampton, New York. She earned her B.S. in Environmental Science from Wheaton College, Illinois, and a M.A. in French Literature from San Francisco State University.
Anna has also taught in Paris and the French West Indies, led wilderness adventure expeditions for middle and high school students throughout the southwestern United States, and worked in the nonprofit sector, helping manage sustainable agriculture and HIV education programs in Tanzania.
Upon her return home, she plans to share her experiences on the prairie with her students, as they explore issues in ecological sustainability and conservation confronting them in the 21st century.
Morgan was born and raised in a small town on the east coast of Australia. He has a degree in Environmental Science and is working toward a masters in Natural Resource Management in Munich, Germany.
He has worked as an environmental consultant; spent seasons snowboarding in Lake Tahoe, Whistler and Hakkuba; and worked and traveled in South and Central America, East Timor, Nepal, Namibia, South Africa and Canada. In 2013, Morgan produced "The Penguin Runner," a film about a man who ran 2,700 kilometers across Africa in four months to raise awareness for the African penguin.
Morgan is looking forward to immersing himself in the solitude of the prairie before starting his thesis planning.
Originally from Sweden, Sofia Häggberg has a Master’s degree in Ecology and Conservation Biology. Her biology fieldwork resume includes avian research in Borneo, Malaysia, and in Arizona, and plant research in the Swiss Alps.
Nature has always been a big part of Sofia’s life. When working outdoors is not enough, she also hikes, bikes and swims. She tries to follow her inner animal in all aspects of her life. Working in different environments and experiencing the culture all over the world is her favorite way of traveling.
After several field seasons at high elevation, she is excited to explore the prairie and experience the wildlife in the Great Plains.
Christin grew up in a small agricultural town in northeastern Ohio and graduated from the College of Wooster with a B.S. in archaeology.
Following a summer working in Glacier National Park, she moved to Washington D.C. and began working at the Jane Goodall Institute, where she helped Dr. Goodall with her book Hope for Animals and Their World.
After six years in the city, Christin is excited to experience the vastness of the prairie and contribute to the conservation of this ecosystem.
Jason Gregg grew up in Florida, recently finished college, and is working hard to find his place in the environmental movement. He is a pilot and is exploring the use of unmanned aerial vehicles for conservation work.
Jason is particularly interested in Carnegie's Airborne Observatory, which has just conducted extensive quantification of Peru's forests and created a high-resolution carbon geography of the entire country. Some of his other interests include art, cycling, and botany.
He was drawn to APR for its grand scale and to ASC for its encouragement of adventure science projects. He is looking forward to conducting data collection, living outside, and meeting wonderful people while contributing to the vision and strength of the APR project.
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