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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'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.

The New Adirondack Loon and Trails Center!

THE NEW ADIRONDACK LOON AND TRAILS CENTER!

This summer, BRI’s Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation is building a “nest of our own” in downtown Saranac Lake, NY—and you’re invited! We hope you join us in this exciting endeavor to create a one-of-a-kind environmental education center in partnership with Adirondack Community-based Trails and Lodging, opening July 16, 2016.

Learn more about the new Adirondack Loon and Trails Center coming this summer, and help us fully realize this innovative collaboration by becoming a Founding Donor. Whether you're a long-time resident of the Adirondacks or you're planning your first visit to the area, we look forward to sharing our love of loons with you when you visit the Adirondack Loon and Trails Center this summer!

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: All photos on this page: © BRI-Nina Schoch
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