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2022

Decoding the Fingerprints of Trees Through Their DNA – Science Findings (a publication of U.S. Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station) – August 2022
Tech to the Rescue? – Earth Island Journal – June 28, 2022

 

2021

WSR Winter Collection – Essex Media & Explorations – December 25, 2021
Citizen Scientists Step Up – River Management Society Journal – Winter 2021
Timber Poachers Set a Forest on Fire. Tree DNA Sent One to Prison. – New York Times – November 10, 2021
Montana Cyclists Are Helping Make the State’s Roads Safer for Wildlife and People – Western Confluence – September 27, 2021
Bo Parfet, Adventure Scientists Launch Timber Tracking Project – Cascade Business News – September 16, 2021
Ever Wanted to Volunteer for a Scientific Expedition? Here’s How – National Geographic – August 25, 2021
Tree DNA Convicts a Poacher for the First Time in Federal CourtFreethink – August 17, 2021
Tree DNA Used to ID Illegal TimberingRepublican Herald – August 6, 2021 (paywalled, screenshot here)
Naturespeak: Yellow Cedars in WhistlerPique NewsMagazine – May 23, 2021

Why Planting Wildflowers Makes a Difference – National Geographic – April 27, 2021
Blog Post: Kalmiopsis Trip Report: Exploring Chrome Creek – Northwest Rafting Co. – April 25, 2021
Western Butterfly Populations Are Plummeting Thanks to Climate Change – Discover – April 19, 2021
450 Butterfly Species Rapidly Declining Due to Warmer Autumns in the Western U.S. – National Geographic – March 4, 2021
Dramatic Decline in Western Butterfly Populations Linked to Fall Warming – University of Arizona News – March 4, 2021
Citizen Scientists are Filling Research Gaps Created by the Pandemic – The Conversation – February 3, 2021
Tourism Desperately Wants to Return to Normal But that Would Be a Disaster – The Conversation – February 18, 2021
​This Montana Group Has Adventurers Working for Scientists – Bitterroot Magazine, January 10, 2021

2020

Twenty-Four Ways to Turn Outdoor Passions into Citizen Science – Smithsonian.com – December 29, 2020.
Adventure Scientists Contributes to Wildlife Connectivity – Wildlife Management Institute – November 16, 2020
How We Can Prioritize Sustainability in Rebuilding Tourism – World Economic Forum – November 12, 2020
Bo Parfet: Adventure Scientists–Enhancing Environmental Impact One Discovery at a Time – Science Times – September 16, 2020
Riding for Science – Bozeman Magazine – September 1, 2020
Painting the Prairie – Patagonia – August 10, 2020
The Mystery of the Missing Martens – Sierra Magazine – August 10, 2020
Microplastics Are Literally Raining on Our National Parks and Wilderness Areas – Audubon – June 17, 2020

This Man is Helping Explorers Carry Out Research at the Ends of the Earth – EcoWatch – March 12, 2020
Meet our Young Global Leaders for 2020 – World Economic Forum – March 11, 2020
Citizen Scientists Track How Plastic Pollution Impacts Birds – Yes! Solutions Journalism – January 28, 2020
This Montana Group Has Adventurers Working for Scientists – Bitterroot Magazine – January 10, 2020

2019

Citizen Scientists Gather Data to Further Research Around the Globe – Cool Science Radio – November 7, 2019
How Cyclists are Helping Montana’s Roadkill Research – Montana Public Radio – October 16, 2019
In Search of Roadkill – ​Bitterroot Star – October 9, 2019
Ride for Roadkill – KBZK Montana News – September 24, 2019
Local Nonprofit Looking for Volunteers for Wildlife Project – Bozeman Daily Chronicle – September 22, 2019
Study Finds Plastic Pollution in Nearly All Western Montana Waters – Missoula Current – July 15, 2019
Meet the New Outdoor All-Stars – Outside – June 17, 2019
Scientists Build Lumber Library to Identify Poached Wood – PBS Earth Focus – May 10, 2019
Bike, Hike, Dive for Science – Great Big Story – April 23, 2019
How to Help Scientists in Your Community – AARP – April 8, 2019
Thru-Hiking? Consider Volunteering with Adventure Scientists – The Trek – March 24, 2019
​Four Fearless Female Travelers to Inspire your 2019 Adventures – Elle – March 22, 2019
First Woman to Visit All the World’s Countries Chose Her Top 10 – The Costa Rica News – March 20, 2019
Ban the Bag – Mount Desert Islander – January 11, 2019

2018

ROAM – December 2018
Mountain Outlaw – December 21, 2018
Geek – December 20, 2018
Seeker – December 3, 2018
Cool Science Radio – September 27, 2018

Times Colonist – September 23, 2018
Colorado Public Radio – September 18, 2018
High Country News – September 10, 2018
Earth.com – August 3, 2018
Technology Networks – July 31, 2018
National Geographic – July 26, 2018
Canadian Geographic – July 20, 2018
Ever Widening Circles – July 10, 2018
The New York Times – June 22, 2018
Fast Company – June 18, 2018
Bare Essentials Journal – June 2018
CBC News – June 5, 2018
Aspen Public Radio – May 22, 2018
University of Arizona – May 4, 2018
College of the Atlantic – April 25, 2018
Grist 50 – March 2018
Explore Big Sky – February 7, 2018
Boulder Weekly – February 1, 2018
Portland Press Herald – January 28, 2018
Newsmax – January 15, 2018

Travel + Leisure – January 1, 2018

2017

News Deeply –  December 19, 2017
Forbes –  November 2, 2017
Bozeman Daily Chronicle – September 28, 2017
NBC Montana – September 19, 2017
Al Jazeera – September 7, 2017
Hindustan Times – September 6, 2017
PBS Newshour – August 30,2017
National Geographic – June 22, 2017
DW.com – June 8, 2017
Saving Land Magazine – Summer 2017
Men’s Journal – May 23, 2017
Ocean Conservancy – May 12, 2016
BESIDE Magazine – Issue 02, Spring/Summer 2017
Voices of America – April 16, 2017
REI Hiking Project Journal – April 13, 2017
Yahoo.com – March 26, 2017
Outside Bozeman – Spring 2017
The Telegraph – March 8, 2017
Chesapeake Bay Magazine – March 7, 2017
Mercola – February 21, 2017
NPR – February 6, 2017
Santa Clara University – February 2017
Rutland Herald – January 17, 2017
Vermont Biz – January 12, 2017
Canoe & Kayak – January 10, 2017
National Geographic – January 6, 2017

2016

Penguin Random House – December 13, 2016
Time Warner Cable News – December 19, 2016
Forbes – November 17, 2016
Portland Press Herald – November 3, 2016
The Washington Post – October 30, 2016
Jackson Hole News & Guide – September 28, 2016
SUNY-ESF – September 21, 2016
USDA Blog – August 19, 2016

The Buffalo News – August 14, 2016
Alternet – July 20, 2016
High Country News – June 27, 2016
The Guardian – June 20, 2016
Public Lands Alliance – May 17, 2016
Ashland Daily Press – May 3, 2016
Microplastics.science – April 28, 2016
Bard Eco Reader – March 25, 2016
DEEP – March 18, 2016 (pages 48-53)
National Parks Traveler – March 16, 2016
​Park Record – March 4, 2016
Care2 – March 3, 2016
Bozeman Daily Chronicle – February 26, 2016

National Geographic News – January 28, 2016

2015

The Nature Conservancy – Cool Green Science Blog – December 21, 2015
Earth Island Journal – December 4, 2015
Mountain Magazine – Early Winter 2015
Plastic Free Times – November 13, 2015
The Anaconda Leader – November 13, 2015
Outside Online – November 3, 2015

The Inertia – October 13, 2015
NPR – September 20, 2015

The Guardian – September 18, 2015
Canoe & Kayak – September 17, 2015
Bozeman Daily Chronicle – September 13, 2015
Monterey County Now – September 3, 2015

Missoula Independent – August 28, 2015
Winona Daily News – August 13, 2015
ThisIsBozeman.com – August 12, 2015
National Geographic Adventure – August 11, 2015
Boise State Public Radio – August 6, 2015

Outside Magazine – July 30, 2015
Bozone.org – July 22, 2015
Bozeman Daily Chronicle – July 13, 2015
Lexington Herald-Leader – July 11, 2015
Al Jazeera America – June 23, 2015
Chicago Ideas – June 22, 2015
Canadian Broadcasting News: Compass – June 2, 2015
Maine Island Trail Association – Summer 2015
Mountain Outlaw – Summer 2015
Sierra Club Magazine – May/June 2015
Coast Mountain Culture – May 2015
National Geographic – April 23, 2015
Salt Lake City Weekly – April 22, 2015
Park City Record – April 21, 2015
See the Wild – April 2, 2015
Men’s Journal – April 2015
Backcountry Magazine – February 24, 2015
National Geographic Traveler – January 5, 2015
SAGE Magazine – 2015 Issue

2014

Seattle Backpackers Magazine – December 7, 2014
Climate Reality – Oct 31, 2014

The Guardian – October 27, 2014
Teton Gravity Research – October 13, 2014

La Provincia – October 4, 2014
Explore Big Sky – October 3, 2014 
The Nature Conservancy – Cool Green Science Blog – October 2014
Clif Bar TV – October 2014
Montana Quarterly – Fall 2014
Ocean Conservation – September 2014
Ocean Surf Report – August 2014
Times Union – July 2, 2014
National Geographic – The Innovators Project – July 2014
Your National Forests – Summer 2014 
Outdoor USA Magazine – May 2014
Trebel Cone TC Blog – May 2014
Skagit Valley Herald – May 2014

The Nature Conservancy – Cool Green Science Blog – April 2014
Men’s Journal – April 2014
Explore Big Sky – April 2014
Phillips County News – February 12, 2014
Kitsap Sun – February 12, 2014
Kitsap Sun – February 9, 2014

Tennessean – February 2014
Shifting Ice Changing Tides – February 2014
Castine Patriot – January 23, 2014

National Geographic Magazine – January 2014
MRI Mountain Meridian – 2014

2013

Perpetual Weekend – December 2013
Mountain Life Annual – December 18, 2013
High Country News – October 25, 2013
Ensia – October 24, 2013
National Geographic Adventure – October 8, 2013
Backpacker Magazine – October 2013
Outside Television – September 10, 2013
Elevation Outdoors – September 3, 2013
Surfer’s Path Magazine – September 2013

Bozeman Daily Chronicle (MoveShake Story) – August 19, 2013
Outside Online – August 6, 2013
Bare Essentials Magazine – July/August 2013
National Geographic – June 28, 2013
womensmovement.com – June 26, 2013
National Geographic – June 21, 2013 

Blue Water Sailing Magazine – June 2013
Wilton-Villager – May 22, 2013
BioScience Magazine – May 2013
Pacific Crest Trail Communicator – Spring 2013

Explore Big Sky (Ring of Darhad Expedition) – March 26, 2013
Outside Online – March 21, 2013  

Explore Big Sky (New Diatom Species) – March 19, 2013
Bozeman Daily Chronicle (Ring of Darhad Expedition) – March 18, 2013
National Public Radio – January 21, 2013

2012

The Outside Blog – November 19, 2012
Popular Science – November 8, 2012
Adventure Journal – September 13, 2012
Billings Gazette – September 13, 2012
Billings Gazette – September 13, 2012
The Monologue – September 7, 2012
Wall Street Journal – July 15, 2012
Big Sky Weekly – June 18, 2012
The Coloradan Magazine – June 5, 2012
Huffington Post – May 18, 2012
United Press International – May 18, 2012
Canoe & Kayak Magazine – May 14, 2012
Mother Nature Network – May 10, 2012
Wired Magazine Online – May 8, 2012
New Scientist Magazine – April 19, 2012
High Country News – April 5, 2012
New York Times – March 12, 2012
Outside Magazine Online – February 17, 2012
Audubon Magazine – January/February 2012
Bozeman Daily Chronicle – January 9, 2012
Christian Science Monitor – January 2 & 9, 2012

2011

Explore Big Sky – December 13, 2011
Outside Magazine – November 2011
Outside Online – September 6, 2012
Rock and Ice – August 12, 2011
Explore Big Sky – July 28, 2011
Student Operated Press – July 26, 2011
Notes from Sea Level – July 12, 2011
Student Operated Press – July 8, 2011
New York Times – July 7, 2011
Big Sky Weekly – July 1, 2011
Student Operated Press – June 19, 2011
Science Magazine – June 16, 2011
Speak Up For Blue – June 14, 2011
Globe and Mail – May 27, 2011
Wavesport Blog – May 26, 2011
Science Magazine – May 18, 2011
Mikael Strandberg – May 9, 2011
The Adventure Blog – May 6, 2011