Landmark attracts volunteers from all over the world who come together to share the unique experience of living and working on the American Prairie. Crew members spend two months on the reserve collecting data, exploring and making their own fun. After Landmark, many of our alums go on to do compelling work all over the world. Here’s what a few of them are up to: 
Cayley Faurot-Daniels
I was part of the February-March 2014 crew. Since then, I have mostly worked as a field technician doing amphibian surveys for USGS and NPS in the Bridger-Teton National Forest and Glacier and Yellowstone national parks. Here is a photo from last summer in Glacier when my field partner and I headed out to survey the ponds down below. Glad to be a part of this group of awesome people!

Rachel Herring
I was on the June 2014 Landmark crew and had the privilege of surveying the adorable new bison calves. Shortly after Landmark, I worked on a crew that dug and blazed two relocations of the Appalachian Trail in the Great Smokey Mountains on the North Carolina/Tennessee border. This year, I’ve been working for Fire Island National Seashore off the Long Island coast, monitoring piping plover, horseshoe crab and marsh birds. My job is a dream come true: I love walking the beach and canoeing through the beautiful marsh for my job. Thanks for the experience, Landmark! Above is a photo of me in my chic marsh gear.

Jonah Gulah
This is my third summer working on the Unity College Bear Study, trapping and collaring bears in order to understand their ecology in a recolonizing population, and I’m now the field coordinator for the project. In August, I will be moving to South Africa to work on the Mabula Ground Hornbill Project, living there for at least a year to work on the project.

Elisabeth Shapiro
I was on the December/January crew this past winter. Right now I’m working for Ducks Unlimited Canada as a conservation technician in Manitoba. These days, that involves establishing wetlands in mud that rivals the good old prairie gumbo. This fall, I’m starting my Masters of Environmental Science in Conservation and Biodiversity at the University of Toronto. Let me know if any of you ever cross the border!

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