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Adirondack Land Trust to host virtual events, Jan. 11, Feb. 22

Image by Chris DeSorbo, provided by Scott Weidensaul; Scott Weidensaul, the featured speaker at the virtual event hosted by the Adirondack Land Trust

Keene, NY – The Adirondack Land Trust is pleased to announce the following free, virtual events, open to all. To register, visit

Caught in the SNOWstorm
Thursday, January 11, 2024 | 7-8 p.m.
This event features author, researcher and Pulitzer Prize finalist Scott Weidensaul who will share the story of Project SNOWstorm. The winter of 2013-14 saw the largest invasion of snowy owls into the eastern United States in perhaps a century and marked an unprecedented opportunity to learn more about these mysterious Arctic hunters. It led to Project SNOWstorm, a collaborative research effort focused on snowy owls that came together in a few frantic weeks, funded with the help of people from around the world.  A decade later, the project continues to make discoveries and unexpected insights into the life and ecology of this great white raptor.

“Birds have a way of bringing people together and Scott has a way of making the life of birds extremely engaging. This is a great opportunity to hear from a world-renowned ornithologist,” said Adirondack Land Trust Stewardship Manager Derek Rogers.

The Adirondack Land Trust thanks Black Rooster Maple, a local syrup producer based in Keene, N.Y., for sponsoring this event.

David Kanietakeron Fadden (right), of the Six Nations Iroquois Cultural Center, and Chris Jage (left), Adirondack Land Trust conservation program director

A conversation about conservation values and perspectives between David Kanietakeron Fadden (right), of the Six Nations Iroquois Cultural Center, and Chris Jage (left), Adirondack Land Trust conservation program director, is the featured topic of a virtual event Thursday, February 22, 2024, at 7 p.m. Photo provided by Adirondack Land Trust.

Ohén:Ton Kariwatékwen – Traditional Conservation Through Gratitude
Thursday, February 22, 2024 | 7-8 p.m.
Join David Kanietakeron Fadden (Six Nations Iroquois Cultural Center) and Chris Jage (Adirondack Land Trust) to explore the Haudenosaunee relationship to the natural world through the lens of the Ohén:Ton Kariwatékwen, also referred to as the Haudenosaunee Thanksgiving Address, and how that perspective can inform non-Native American ways of environmental conservation. Hear firsthand from Fadden and Jage how they are applying this perspective to conserve more than 300 acres of forests in Onchiota while also providing a site for the cultural center’s planned expansion and opening new pathways for collaborative conservation.

“Deep connections to land drive our conservation work. This webinar offers a chance to learn about the reverence and respect for the natural world that is providing the basis for a unique conservation partnership in the northern part of the Adirondack Park,” said Adirondack Land Trust Executive Director Mike Carr.


The Adirondack Land Trust works to forever conserve the forests, farmlands, waters and wild places that advance the quality of life of communities and the ecological integrity of the Adirondacks. Since 1984, the land trust has protected 28,257 acres at 106 sites in 43 towns and 10 counties throughout the Adirondacks.

Photo at top: Scott Weidensaul, the featured speaker at an upcoming virtual event hosted by the Adirondack Land Trust Thursday, January 11, 2024, at 7 p.m., will share his experience as part of a collaborative effort to learn more about snowy owls. Photo by Chris DeSorbo. Photo provided by Scott Weidensaul.

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