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Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation
Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation

Upcoming Events:

> July 23, 2-4pm: Free public reception for closing of art show at the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts in Blue Mountain Lake!

> 2016 Loon Quilt RaffleMore coming soon...

 

Visit us at the new Adirondack Loon and Trails Center in Saranac Lake, now open 7 days a week!

Subscribe to our Newsletter:                                 The Adirondack Tremolo

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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's Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation conducts 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.

Final Week of Adirondack Loon Art Show!

FINAL WEEK OF ADIRONDACK LOON ART SHOW!

Join us this week as the Conservation Through the Lives of Adirondack Loons art show draws to a close. Visit and enjoy this fabulous show at the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts, featuring award-winning painters, woodcarvers, photographers and more, all depicting the beautiful Common Loon in its natural habitat.

A free public reception will be held on Saturday, July 23 from 2-4pm, with a presentation on loon conservation in the Adirondacks from Dr. Nina Schoch at 3pm. Please stop by and visit with our staff and some of the contributing artists as we enjoy the connection between loon conservation and the beautiful depictions of our beloved Adirondack icon.

Prior to the reception, the show can be viewed this week Monday-Saturday from 10am-4pm. Learn more at the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts website or get a glimpse of the featured artists by downloading the Art Show Program [PDF]. We hope to see you Saturday!

Adirondack Tremolo, 2016 Summer Newsletter

Adirondack Tremolo, 2016 Summer Newsletter

In case you missed it, here's a look at the 2016 Summer issue of our newsletter, The Adirondack Tremolo! You can also find past issues in our archives.

If you'd like to keep up to date with the latest loon research and conservation news in the Adirondacks, sign up for our periodic e-newsletter by emailing adkloon@briloon.org. And follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/adkloon for even more great loon updates, photos, videos, and news from across the region. Thank you!

 

BRI’s 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.
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.
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Conservation

Conservation

In the Adirondack Park, BRI 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.
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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.
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History of BRI's Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation

History of BRI's Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation

BRI’s 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.
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Help Make a Difference

HELP MAKE A DIFFERENCE

Support BRI’s Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation!

BRI’s Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation relies on private contributions, in addition to funding from foundations, businesses, and our collaborators. Your generous gift enables us to conduct our innovative loon research and education projects in New York’s Adirondack Park, including the loon mercury scientific studies, multi-media public presentations, interactive school curricula, and our newsletter, The Adirondack Tremolo.

 

Take a look at our annual highlights to see just some of what we can accomplish with your support:


         

 

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