Writer Nate Schweber joined ASC this June, backpacking in northeastern Utah during our second training for the Uinta Carnivore Survey crew. Schweber was researching a story that was recently published in Al Jazeera America. Below, Schweber discusses what drew him to the project, and what his experience was like in the Uintas:
I wanted to report this story because recently I noticed more and more opportunities for volunteers to help scientists. I thought this could make a great trend story (as one of the people I quoted put it, this is "the re-democratization of science"). This trend has deep roots in history, but also has its fair share of modern skeptics. When I learned that Adventurers and Scientists for Conservation would help the Forest Service scour Utah's massive Unita Mountains for wolverines and lynx, I knew I had found an interesting project that I could use to help illustrate the bigger story.
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