Martens, National Geographic, The Himalaya and Caves – November Updates from ASC

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Martens, National Geographic, The Himalaya and Caves – Updates from ASC
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November 2013 Newsletter

Dear Friends and Family,

As we roll into winter things could not be more exciting around the office. We have welcomed Julia Johannesen and Amber Gill as our newest interns and we are lucky to have their help! As the holidays approach please know that our growing organization really appreciates you thinking of us with your holiday giving. Please donate today and thank you!



ASC News:

Win a $300 Aspire or Foray Shell from Outdoor Research!


Outdoor Research has partnered with ASC to put on a photo contest. Submit your best adventure or nature photo for the chance to win an Aspire or Foray shell. Bonus consideration is given if the picture includes the ASC logo on a sticker or patch. Submissions are due by 11/23. Vote for your favorite on ASC’s Facebook starting 11/25. Winner to be announced in December!

Registration Now Open for ASC’s Marten Project in the Olympic National Forest


We are excited to announce that we will be in the Olympic National Forest (ONF) searching for signs of marten again this winter. With funds from the National Forest Foundation ASC will build upon the success of last year’s efforts to continue to assist ONF management decisions. Learn more about the project and sign up online. There are a limited number of spots available so apply today.

ASC on National Geographic Explorer’s Journal


Did you know that ASC regularly posts on National Geographic’s Explorers Journal? You can see all our posts on our profile. Read the latest post from our Program Director Mike Kautz about his recent high elevation data collection adventure, “Hardened Alpinists Don’t Complain.”

Donate Your Vehicle to Science


ASC has grown exponentially in its first three years and now we’re taking to the road. We need a reliable used vehicle for supporting our science outings and recruiting more adventure-scientists. Our staff’s personal vehicles have more than a million combined miles, led by Gregg’s 22-year old Subaru Legacy with 239,000 miles. 

If you have an extra vehicle please consider donating it to ASC. You can claim the full fair-market value of the vehicle as a tax deduction because ASC will continue to use it (what the IRS calls “significant intervening use”). Contact us if you’re interested in helping at with the subject “Vehicle Donation” or call 406-579-9702.

ASC Adventurer Highlight:

Jeremy Jones Returns from Himalaya

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Professional snowboarder and National Geographic Adventurer of the Year (2013) has returned from his successful trip to the Himalaya where he collected samples for our snow and ice study. Jeremy told us about his experience on our blog. Read more and watch the interview with him here. Thanks again to Clif Bar for making this connection happen.

ASC Project Highlight:

New Project: Global Cave Biology Initiative


From a scientific perspective there is a large void of scientific knowledge about caves and their inhabitants. If you like to explore caves then you can help fill this void through noninvasive data collection techniques. Learn more about the project on our Global Cave Biology Initiative website.


We love to hear from you. Please connect with us across our social media outlets including our blog, Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn. Thank you all for your continued support, ASC would not be possible without you. Please consider giving today.


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Gregg Treinish

Founder/Executive Director

2013 National Geographic Emerging Explorer


ASC in the Press

High Country News
High Country News recently featured a piece on ASC’s diatom projectRead more here.

Nat Geo Live! Symposium

You can watch Gregg’s presentation at the National Geographic Symposium online now. Watch here

Lincoln Live Interview

Executive Director Gregg Treinish was interviewed on “Lincoln Live” recently about the organization. Listen here or on our press page.

ASC Featured on Nat Geo Adventure Blog

ASC adventurer Zand Martin’s story was recently featured on National Geographic Adventure’s blog “Beyond the Edge”

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