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Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation
Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation

New York State's six-million-acre Adirondack Park, a globally recognized United Nations Biosphere Reserve, is one of the largest relatively intact forested landscapes in the northeastern U.S. Hundreds of Adirondack lakes and ponds provide a variety of breeding sites for Common Loons during the summer months.

BRI collaborates with the Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation to conduct scientific research, conservation, and outreach to provide wildlife managers and other decision makers, as well as the general public, with the information needed to ensure that Common Loons remain an integral and vital part of New York’s wildlife heritage, and that their haunting calls continue to echo across Adirondack lakes for generations to come.

The Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation merges the worlds of field research, conservation, and outreach to enhance public awareness and understanding of loon natural history and conservation, and to inspire science-based conservation strategies and policy implementation.

Learn more at www.adkloon.org.

Scientific Research

Scientific Research

We conduct research to learn more about the natural history of and threats affecting the Adirondack breeding loon population. Our studies are coordinated with similar research across North America to better understand loons throughout their range.

Learn more at www.adkloon.org.

Conservation

Conservation

In the Adirondack Park, the Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation enlists local citizens to help apply what we have learned through our scientific studies to enable us to live compatibly with wildlife in a healthy environment. We conduct a variety of projects and events to promote these efforts, enhancing the conservation of loons and their aquatic habitats in the Park.

Learn more at www.adkloon.org

Outreach and Education

Outreach and Education

Through a variety of public education projects, including presentations, newsletters, and innovative school curricula, we work to inform the public, students, and decision makers about concerns affecting wildlife and the environment. We hope to inspire these groups to become actively involved in conservation. Our goal is to minimize human impacts to loon populations, other wildlife, and their habitats through our outreach and education initiatives.

Learn more at www.adkloon.org.

History of BRI's Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation

History of BRI's Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation

The Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation evolved from contaminant research conducted by Biodiversity Research Institute throughout North America. In New York, blood and feather samples were collected from loons in the Adirondack Park from 1998-2000.

Learn more at www.adkloon.org.

 
Photo Credits: Loon Sketch © Len Rusin: www.lenrusinart.com. All other photos on this page: © BRI-Nina Schoch
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