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2024

Investigators use tree DNA to solve stolen trees case in Mark Twain National Forest – KY3, June 4, 2024
Collecting Critical Field Data for Conservation with Adventure Scientists – Outdoor Adventure Series Podcast, May 30, 2024

West Plains Man Sentenced for Illegally Harvesting Trees in National Forest – U.S. Attorney’s Office, Western District of Missouri – April 23, 2024
From Adventuring, to finding Purpose, to making a big Impact. Gregg Treinish: Adventure Scientists – The Answers Are Out There Podcast – April 23, 2024
Editorial: Hard time for hard wood – The Joplin Globe, MO – April 19, 2024
This explorer and conservationist is training citizen scientists to save the planetCollaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum – April 18, 2024
DNA science cracked case of stolen walnut trees on Mark Twain National Forest – United States Forest Service – April, 17, 2024
The Genetic Roots of Antibiotic Resistance – NPR’s Science Friday Podcast – March 8, 2024
Pakistan Embraces Science Diplomacy for Regional Growth, Hosts Keynote on South Asian Opportunities – BNN – March 1, 2024
Global survey of gut microbes uncovers 18 new bacterial species and clues to antibiotic resistance – Broad Institute – February 29, 2024
This explorer and conservationist is training citizen scientists to save the planet – World Economic Forum – February 27, 2024
Josephine Roberts is named one of Northern Michigan’s North Star Women – Traverse Magazine – February 19, 2024
Pakistan’s Election: An Ecological Awakening? – Forbes Magazine – February 9, 2024
NPR names tech executive Katherine Maher to lead in turbulent era – National Public Radio – January 24, 2024

2023

Timber Tracking – Chattanooga Times Free Press – August 26, 2023
Adventure Scientists Host Missoula Conifer Hunt  KPAX News: Missoula & Western Montana July 9, 2023
Lindsay Wancour Helps Hikers Get Their Hands Dirty to Advance Environmental Science  American Association for the Advancement of Science April 26, 2023

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
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
Ban the Bag – Mount Desert Islander – January 11, 2019

2018

ROAM – December 2018
Mountain Outlaw – December 21, 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

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
DW.com – June 8, 2017
Saving Land Magazine – Summer 2017
Men’s Journal – May 23, 2017
Ocean Conservancy – May 12, 2016
Voices of America – April 16, 2017
Yahoo.com – March 26, 2017
Outside Bozeman – Spring 2017
The Telegraph – March 8, 2017
NPR – February 6, 2017
Canoe & Kayak – January 10, 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
USDA Blog – August 19, 2016

The Buffalo News – August 14, 2016
High Country News – June 27, 2016
The Guardian – June 20, 2016
Public Lands Alliance – May 17, 2016
Ashland Daily Press – May 3, 2016
Bard Eco Reader – March 25, 2016
National Parks Traveler – March 16, 2016

2015

Earth Island Journal – December 4, 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

Monterey County Now – September 3, 2015

Winona Daily News – August 13, 2015
National Geographic Adventure – August 11, 2015
Boise State Public Radio – August 6, 2015

Outside Magazine – July 30, 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
Salt Lake City Weekly – April 22, 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