We Stand For Wildlife

Cycle Adirondacks is proud to have the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) as t Conservation Partner for our weeklong tour – The Ultimate Cycling Vacation. During the event, the WCS Adirondack Program delivers an incredible science program designed to connect you with this incredible landscape through their community-based conservation work. 

They also produce and distribute, to all riders, an amazing field guide illustrating some of the natural highlights for the week. Check out the 2017 Riders’ Field Guide:

Local Conservation

WCS’ conservation work in the Adirondacks began over 20 years ago in an effort to link wildlife, wilderness and local people. Similar to our efforts across the globe, we strive to find balance between the needs of our environment and the people who live in the Adirondacks. Using applied science and community-based conservation, our science staff looks to find solutions that are based on objective science and consider the needs of wildlife and people. We are based in Saranac Lake, NY and our staff partners with local and state agencies, other nonprofits, local community groups and citizen scientists to ensure that wildlife in the Adirondacks thrives. Some of our work includes:

  • Annual Adirondack Loon Census
  • Understanding Impacts of Climate Change
  • Minimizing Conflicts Between People & Black Bears
  • Private Land Stewardship
  • Ensuring Connected Habitats for Wildlife

 Global Conservation

Beyond the Adirondack Program, WCS works across the globe to save wildlife and wild places using science, conservation action, education, and inspiring people to value nature. Since its inception in 1895, WCS has educated and inspired 400 million visitors across its five wildlife parks in New York City, including the Bronx Zoo, New York Aquarium, Central Park Zoo, Prospect Park Zoo, and Queens Zoo. Globally, WCS has active programs in over 60 countries and has helped establish and manage more than 100 protected areas and national parks. The Adirondack Program, based in Saranac Lake, NY is one of WCS’ priority global conservation programs.

Learn more at WCS.org.