"The idea of wilderness needs no defense.
It only needs more defenders.”
—Edward Abbey


Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve is committed to advancing key affiliation, partnerships and long term collaboration for the safeguard, extension and education for the wild lands of the Adirondack and Catskill Parks, and beyond.

Would you or your organization like to partner for the Wild? We would look forward to discussing collaboration and resource sharing opportunities with you at any time. Please contact and of the partners of Adirondack Wild for more information on partnering opportunities.

Together, we have a great deal of experience in building relationships to safeguard wild lands. Adirondack Wild looks forward to building on and extending key partnerships, including but not limited to:

Adirondack Almanack

Adirondack Council

Adirondack Ecological Center (AEC) and Northern Forest Institute – SUNY ESF

Adirondack Explorer

Adirondack Harvest

Adirondack Mountain Club

Adirondack North Country Association

Adirondack Park Agency

Adirondack Research Consortium

Adirondack Wildlife Refuge & Rehabilitation Center

The Audubon Society

The Common Ground Coalition

Citizen Action Committees for the Environment – Parkwide in the Adirondacks

Empire State Forest Products Association

National Wildlife Federation

Natural Resources Defense Council

The Nature Conservancy, The Adirondack Chapter

Northeast Wolf Coalition

NY State Department of Environmental Conservation

NY State Forest Preserve Advisory Committee Association of Adirondack Towns and Villages

NY State Forest Rangers and Environmental Conservation Officers

Open Space Institute

Protect the Adirondacks!

Sierra Club, Hudson-Mohawk Group

Colleges & Universities:

Cornell University - Department of Natural Resources 

Pace University - Environmental Law Programs

St. Lawrence University - Outdoor Studies and Adirondack Semester

SUNY ESF - Adirondack Ecological Center (AEC) and Northern Forest Institute

SUNY ESF - SUNY Plattsburgh Bob Marshall Society - Earth and Environmental Sciences Club

Union College - Kelly Adirondack Center


Mohawk Valley Trading Company Maple Syrup and Raw Honey

And many others – we thank you for our partnerships for the wilds! Adirondack Wild Invites Partner and Collaborative Projects to protect our Wild Legacy.

Please Contact our Partners to Explore Wild Partnerships:

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The mission of Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve is to advance New York’s ‘Forever Wild’ legacy and Forest Preserve policies in the Adirondack and Catskill Parks, and promote public and private land stewardship that is consistent with wild land values through education, advocacy and research.

Top left, Dave Gibson and Norm Van Valkenburg enjoy the view from Kaaterskill Falls in the Catskills © Ken Rimany; Pond Grasses © Ken Rimany

Peter Brinkley, Honorary Chair
Terry Jandreau, Chair
Kenneth J. Rimany, Partner
David H. Gibson, Managing Partner
Mobile: 518.469.4081

Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve    Founded 1945   PO Box 9247 • Niskayuna New York 12309 | ©