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.
A few members of our June Landmark crew are staying on through July, Alex, Leah and Shannon, and they are joined by three new teammates, Caleb, Meghan and Jonah. Get to know the new folks here:
Caleb Hart is a resident of the great state of Indiana. He has a degree in English Literature and Education from the University of Ball State, and is currently an English and Journalism teacher and track and field coach at Cardinal Ritter High School.
During his summer vacations, Caleb makes it a point to spend time backcountry hiking, trail running and working in the western states. Before heading west to Montana, he ran a 50-mile race at home in Indiana.
Through Landmark, he is looking forward to continuing exploration of the wonders of the West, and learning about a new part of the Great Plains.
Originally from San Diego, California, Jonah Gula is entering his senior year at Unity College, an environmental college in rural Maine. He enjoys anything wildlife-related and having the outdoors as his work-space. Photography, camping and hiking are his favorite activities.
Jonah is passionate about wildlife conservation and learning how animals interact with one another and their environment. For the past two years, he has worked on the Unity College Bear Study, trapping and tracking black bears in a recolonizing population in central Maine.
At APR, he looks forward to living and working on the prairie and enjoying its incredible wildlife.
Meghan Riehl grew up in the small town of Atkinson, New Hampshire, and recently graduated from Union College in Schenectady, New York with a degree in Geology. A passion for the outdoors and conservation has always been a theme in her life.
During college, Meghan studied abroad in Australia and New Zealand, and also conducted geologic field studies in the Bahamas and Alaska in the past year, which contributed greatly to her passion for the outdoors.
To get to American Prairie Reserve, Meghan took the train all the way from New Hampshire. She is excited about contributing to a conservation project in the Great American West.
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