Wildland Conservation Science

A strong and necessary foundation of Adirondack Wild’s advocacy is sound conservation science and best management practices applied to public and private land planning and user management. 

  • We partner with leading scientists skilled in ecological analysis, conservation design of development, long-term monitoring of human activity and in forest recreation management.
  • We incorporate their work to our advocacy – so that large ecological impacts of development are avoided or minimized, and so that the carrying capacity of lands and waters, or their ability to withstand various human uses are well measured and monitored to prevent overcrowding and overuse.
  • We explain ten practical steps to better land use decisions for local and state planning agencies in our publication, Pathways to a Connected Adirondack Park: Practical Steps to Better Land Use Decisions, written by conservation biologist Dr. Michael Klemens.
  • We engage in pilot projects to apply and test wildland conservation science principles, such as the one ongoing at the Paul Smith’s College Visitor Interpretive Center.  


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Pathways to a Connected Adirondack Park – Practical Steps to Better Land Use Decisions

Pathways brochure