Just for giggles I modified the qualifications.
Prior experience in the following is recommended: camping, invasive species control, DX pileup handling, shorebird and seabird identification and monitoring, entomological surveying, HF propagation, familiarity with GIS tools and software, data management, pesticide application and possession of a valid US ham radio license.
TX5K had all of this. Seriously!
I hope wildly successful DXpeditions like TX5K set an example for how the ham community can be valuable to not only the ham community but to the world as a whole. They did more than just give a lot of OMs like myself a ton of QSOs to a rare entity they cleaned up the place as well. Maybe people in high places in the US fish and wildlife services will start noticing the side benefits as well.