Two Adirondack organizations have come together to form the Adirondack Loon and Trails Center in Saranac Lake.
The center is combined effort between Biodiversity Research Institute’s Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation and Hamlet to Huts, the new initiative to connect trail systems to lodging. They recently had a ribbon-cutting ceremony to announce the center’s opening.
The loon program has been in existence for years under director Nina Schoch, who has operated out of her home in Ray Brook. The program has conducted extensive research projects on mercury and led educational campaigns to protect loons from the dangers of lead fishing tackle, among other things. » Continue Reading.