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  • Title: Algonquin To Adirondacks Conservation Association - Home
    Descriptive info: .. Home.. Vision.. Connectivity.. Our Role.. Alice the Moose.. Landscape.. Wildlife.. People on the Landscape.. Protected Areas.. Photo Gallery.. Our Work.. FAQs.. News & Events.. Board Members & Advisers.. Awards.. Resources.. For Researchers.. For Landowners.. Newsletters Archive.. Partners.. Research.. Support Us.. Action Centre.. Join A2A/Renew.. Volunteer.. Subscribe.. Get in Touch.. Search.. _.. Connecting lands and people across the Algonquin to Adirondacks region,.. a critical link.. for biodiversity and resilience.. in eastern North America.. NEWS.. Ontario Nature  ...   and Highways.. A.. n Oecologia research paper.. Box-nesting Birds of Eastern Ontario.. A workshop presented by Dr.. Fran Bonier at the Queen's University Biological Station on either Saturday, June 1 or Saturday July 6.. ACT NOW.. DONATE.. VOLUNTEER.. FAQ.. GET IN TOUCH.. JOIN/RENEW.. A2A Region.. Courtesy.. CPAWS Ottawa Valley.. (click to enlarge).. © 2012 Algonquin to Adirondacks Conservation Association / A2A is a registered charity /.. Maps & Region.. /.. Landowner Resources.. Donate Online.. Contact Us..

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  • Title: Vision - Algonquin To Adirondacks Conservation Association
    Descriptive info: Our Vision.. We envision a robust and beautiful landscape in the Algonquin to Adirondack region that:.. Supports a rich mosaic of interconnecting habitats, sustains ecological integrity, provides resilience to a changing climate and functions as a critical link in maintaining natural habitat connectivity and conserving native biodiversity in northeastern North America.. Engenders an increasingly strong stewardship ethic and sense of home place and quality of life among the people who live and work here; and.. Delivers a wide range of essential ecosystem services supporting a healthy and vibrant environment, society and economy.. This vision is all about sustaining both nature and its dynamic processes, and the unique quality of life of the people who call this region their home, for  ...   to protect, restore, enhance and maintain ecological connectivity and ecosystem function for the conservation of native biological diversity and for the delivery of ecosystem services to sustain healthy people and a healthy economy for generations to come.. This is accomplished by establishing a strong scientific understanding of the region and of effective stewardship practices, promoting, encouraging and profiling ecologically sustainable land use and business practices across the A2A region, and building a sense of pride and a sense of home-place for the residents of this region.. We work at bi-national, national, regional and local levels to develop strategic and site-specific initiatives to achieve our mission.. Learn more.. about our research and projects, and support our vision by.. becoming a member..

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  • Title: Connectivity - Algonquin To Adirondacks Conservation Association
    Descriptive info: The idea of linking.. Algonquin Provincial Park.. and.. Adirondack Park.. ecologically across the.. Frontenac Axis.. has been ongoing since the early 1990s when conservationists first envisioned a connected and sustainable series of ecosystems anchored by the two great parks.. Satellite images of the area clearly show greater tree cover in this area compared with elsewhere in Ontario and New York State.. Roads are fewer here; the.. Thousand Islands.. provide stepping stones across the.. St.. Lawrence River.. Beyond its limits, A2A connects northern Canada's boreal forest with the Appalachian Mountains down to the Georgia, in the U.. S.. The A2A region is the most important area for connectivity east of the Rocky Mountains.. Through the A2A vision, we look at this landscape in a new way as beetles, birds and bears do, without the imposition of borders, so movement may be unimpeded from park to park.. Connectivity of the A2A landscape can be achieved by preserving and restoring natural habitat not in an unbroken line like a corridor, but as scattered patches, fence lines, river margins, wetlands and woodlots.. A2A is based on the idea of.. land stewardship and cooperation.. with those whose lives and livelihood are rooted in the area.. Many people who live in this landscape have roots that go back many generations, and they are strong advocates of the land.. Connectivity Projects.. These  ...   core natural areas and potential habitat corridors in southwestern Ontario's Carolinian zone.. The resulting Natural Heritage System provides direction for land use planning, stewardship, incentives, wildlife protection and securing of key habitats through acquisition.. In North America.. Yellowstone-to-Yukon Conservation Initiative (Y2Y).. Established in 1997, Y2Y is a joint Canada-US not-for-profit organization that seeks to preserve and maintain the wildlife, native plants, wilderness and natural processes of the mountainous region from Yellowstone National Park to the Yukon Territory.. Y2Y's offices are located in Canmore, Alberta and Bozeman, Montana.. Baja, California to the Bering Sea (B2B).. In 2005,.. Marine Conservation Biology Institute.. and the.. Commission for Environmental Cooperation.. released a study highlighting 28 important places to protect along the North American coastline.. The conservation model resulting from this work focuses on doing marine conservation at a continental scale and also contains a framework for the first cooperative efforts in marine conservation among Mexico, the US and Canada.. Wildlands Network.. Since 1991, the Wildlands Network has focused on completing four.. Continental Wildways.. large protected landscapes for wildlife movement spanning North America s coasts: Eastern, Western, Pacific and Boreal.. Using scientifically based planning tools, the organization's primary objectives are to find the gaps in the Wildways and to mobilize the conservation community.. Click to see.. Ontario Nature's.. Greenway Initiative.. Click to learn more about.. Y2Y.. Click to learn about the..

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  • Title: Our Role - Algonquin To Adirondacks Conservation Association
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  • Title: Alice the Moose - Algonquin To Adirondacks Conservation Association
    Descriptive info: Our very own Pluie: Alice the Moose.. Perhaps the most famous wolf in North America is "Pluie," a five-year-old female gray wolf that was radio-collared in a downpour (.. pluie.. means rain in French) in Alberta's.. Peter Lougheed Provincial Park.. in 1991.. For two years, she defied scientists' expectations of wildlife migration, travelling 100,000 sq km, through two Canadian provinces and three American states an area 15 times larger than.. Banff National Park.. and 10 times larger than.. Yellowstone National Park.. Pluie was legally killed, with her mate and three pups, by a hunter's bullet, but not before she'd taught scientists that their preferred mode of conservation protected areas with definable and enforceable boundaries is not adequate to protect her or other wild-ranging species.. Her legacy inspired the.. Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative (Y2Y).. A2A has its own animal inspiration: a 700-pound  ...   a Canadian citizen when she swam across the St.. Lawrence River (and walked across Ontario's four-lane Hwy.. 401).. By winter, Alice had crossed into.. , completing a journey that spanned 570 km and an international border.. Her remains were found in 2001, in Algonquin's eastern end; she died of unknown causes.. Like Pluie, Alice demonstrated the need for connected pathways for wildlife to roam.. By walking A2A, Alice proved how critical this linkage could be to migrating wildlife and called us to action in protecting and restoring it, so other roaming wildlife might follow in her footsteps.. about connectivity and wildlife corridors.. about the projects we're working on with our.. partners.. landowners.. to restore connectivity to A2A, and.. get involved.. Account of Alice's journey that appeared in a.. SUNY-ESF newsletter.. , in fall/winter 2001.. Map of Alice's Journey.. Courtesy of.. CPAWS.. Ottawa Valley..

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  • Title: Landscape - Algonquin To Adirondacks Conservation Association
    Descriptive info: Area:.. 93,000 sq km (58,000 sq miles).. - 75,000 sq km in eastern Ontario and southwestern Quebec.. - 18,000 sq km in northeastern New York State.. Defined as the only intact north-south pathway for movement in eastern North America.. Boundaries:.. The region extends from the southern boundary of.. , in New York State, to the northern boundary of.. , in Ontario, and encompasses the area between the two parks and a buffer zone.. Ecology:.. At the region's centre is a geographical crossroads formed by the southwest-northeast axis of the St.. Lawrence River, and the northwest-southeast axis of the Frontenac Arch.. The Arch is characterized by rugged, forested granite and marble ridges alternating with deep valleys.. These valleys contain lakes and a diverse system of wetland types, including swamps, marshes, beaver ponds and bogs.. A2A is also the meeting point of five major forest systems.. It contains species that have migrated southwest from the Atlantic coastal region, northeast from  ...   , pop.. 1,451,415, along with smaller cities, towns and hamlets.. On the U.. side, A2A includes.. Lawrence County.. 111,944;.. 130,000 (in 103 towns and villages); and many other small towns and villages.. Major Rivers:.. The St.. Lawrence River bisects A2A, running the length of the Canada-U.. border and flowing 1,197 km (744 miles) from Lake Ontario into the Gulf of St.. Lawrence.. The Ottawa River runs 1,271 km (790 miles) along the Quebec-Ontario border to the St.. Other major rivers crossing the A2A region include the Bonnechere (175 km, 109 miles), Madawaska (225 km, 140 miles), Mississippi (100 km, 62 miles) and Moira (165 km, 103 miles), in Ontario, and the Indian River (75 km, 47 miles) in New York.. Water flow in the majority of these large rivers has been restricted by dams installed for hydroelectric power generation.. A2A Map.. Frontenac Arch Corridor, Parks Canada.. Lawrence Islands NP plan.. A2A Geological Map.. Thousand Islands, Ontario, Canada.. Gananoque.. com..

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  • Title: Wildlife - Algonquin To Adirondacks Conservation Association
    Descriptive info: Species at Risk.. The A2A region is home to an extraordinary number of rare species, many of them reptiles and amphibians.. about actions you can take to protect species at risk in the A2A region.. about how a moose named Alice changed how we look at the A2A landscape.. Spotlight: American Eel.. Ministry of Natural Resources, Ontario.. In 2010, the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources published a.. Draft Recovery Strategy.. for the American Eel.. (.. Anguilla rostrata.. ).. The once-abundant species has been extirpated from many parts of its Ontario range and is in serious decline where it still exists.. It is listed as.. endangered.. under.. Ontario's Endangered Species Act, 2007.. Eels are important competitors and predators and function as an integral component in Ontario fish communities.. They are  ...   National Park.. , Ontario, Canada.. Endangered.. American Ginseng.. Blunt-lobed Woodsia.. Butternut.. Eastern Loggerhead Shrike.. Eastern Prairie Fringed Orchid.. Henslow's Sparrow.. King Rail.. Northern Bobwhite.. Threatened.. Blanding's Turtle.. Deerberry.. Eastern Rat Snake.. Golden-Winged Warbler.. Least Bittern.. Peregrine Falcon.. Pugnose Shiner.. Stinkpot Turtle.. Special Concern.. American Eel.. Bridle Shiner.. Broad Beech Fern.. Cerulean Warbler.. Eastern Milksnake.. Eastern Yellow Breasted Chat.. Five-Lined Skink.. Grass Pickerel.. Lake Sturgeon.. Monarch Butterfly.. Northern Map Turtle.. Northern Ribbonsnake.. Red Headed Woodpecker.. Short-Eared Owl.. Yellow Rail.. Blanding's Turtle,.. in Ontario,.. in New York.. Canada.. Federal Species at Risk Registry.. Parks Canada Species at Risk.. Ontario Species at Risk.. Quebec Species at Risk.. (McGill).. U.. Federal Endangered Species List.. N.. Y.. State Endangered Species List.. in Ontario,.. Karner Blue Butterfly,.. Extirpated.. ON Nature.. article.. about loss of butterfly..

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  • Title: People on the Landscape - Algonquin To Adirondacks Conservation Association
    Descriptive info: We work in partnership with landowners, First Nations, municipal governments and local community groups, including stewardship councils, business owners, and fishing and hunting groups..

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  • Title: Protected Areas - Algonquin To Adirondacks Conservation Association
    Descriptive info: A2A is anchored by two world-class protected areas:.. , in Ontario, and.. , in New York State.. In addition to these parks, A2A includes more than 30 protected areas, including one national park:.. , Ontario.. The A2A landscape is recognized globally by t.. wo designated.. UNESCO Biosphere Reserves.. : the.. Frontenac Arch Biosphere Reserve.. Champlain-Adirondack Biosphere Reserve.. , in New York (and Vermont).. The first provincial park in Canada, Algonquin Provincial Park was established in 1893 and lies in a transition zone between deciduous and coniferous forests, creating habitat for more than 1,000 plant species, 53 fish species, 272 bird species and 53 mammals, including wolves, moose, deer and bears.. According to.. the park's management plan.. , Algonquin attracts over half a million visitors per year as a destination for canoeing, hiking and backcountry camping.. Algonquin Provincial Park's most famous artistic legacy is.. as inspiration to the Canadian painters, the.. Group of Seven.. , in particular Tom Thomson.. Established in 1892, Adirondack Park was constitutionally protected as "Forever Wild" and stretches across 6 million acres an area bigger than U.. national parks Yellowstone, Yosemite, Grand Canyon, Glacier and Great Smoky Mountains combined.. According to the.. Adirondack State Agency.. , the park has more than 3,000 lakes, 30,000 miles of rivers and streams, and various habitat types, including globally unique wetlands and old growth forests.. Adirondack Park has been described as.. "America's cauldron of conservation".. for its unique melding of protected wilderness and private settlement.. New York State owns 43 percent of land (roughly 2.. 6 million acres) within the park s boundaries, which is protected as.. Forest Reserve.. On the remaining private lands, there are 103 towns and  ...   As such, the park boasts high biodiversity and is home to many.. species at risk.. Like all other national parks in Canada, St.. Lawrence Islands NP is managed for.. ecological integrity.. , which given its small size, necessitates a regional perspective and partnerships outside the park boundaries.. Fragmentation is a serious threat to St.. Lawrence Islands NP.. A2A also contains a diverse list of provincial and state parks, nature reserves, state forests and wildlife management areas, waterway parks and areas of natural and scientific interest.. At the centre of A2A is the.. , which was designated in 2001 and extends roughly 2,700 sq km (1,700 miles) in southeastern Ontario.. The area comprises the islands and islets of the St.. Lawrence River important stepping stones for the migration of plants and animals.. This land bridge of the Frontenac Arch is crucial for connecting the Algonquin Highlands, in Ontario, to the Adirondack Mountains, in New York State.. UNESCO.. , "The Frontenac Arch is a unique chorus of people, landscapes and living creatures.. ".. In the U.. , the.. , which includes Adirondack Park, was designated in 1989.. The reserve straddles the border of north-central New York and northwestern Vermont.. Lake Champlain, the sixth largest lake in the United States, and the Adirondack and Green Mountains are the central features of the biosphere reserve.. , the primary goal of the Champlain-Adirondack Biosphere Reserve is to use education, research, and demonstration projects to encourage social and economic vitality and to preserve and improve the environmental health of the region.. Click to enlarge.. Algonquin PP management plan.. Adirondack Park, New York, U.. Click to enlarge; courtesy of.. Adirondack Research Consortium.. Lawrence Islands NP, Canada..

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  • Title: Connectivity - Algonquin To Adirondacks Conservation Association
    Descriptive info: Solutions to help wildlife cross the Trans-Canada Highway in the Bow Valley.. Miistakis in partnership with the Western Transportation Institute has completed a study that evaluated the best locations to mitigate the effect of the TCH within the Bow Valley on the local wildlife populations and provide for reductions in wildlife-vehicle collisions (WVCs).. In addition, the study conducted cost-benefit analyses to show where investments in mitigation may provide a net savings to society.. The study was funded by the G8 Legacy Grant administered by Alberta Ecotrust Foundation.. The total number of WVCs for the study section between 1998 and 2010 was 806 or an average of 62 WVCs per year.. This amounts to an average cost-to-society of $640,922 per year due to motorist crashes with large wildlife, primarily ungulates.. Results indicate there are ten sites where mitigation measures would address a combination of values: local and regional conservation needs, high WVC rates, land  ...   report provides each mitigation site with its own particular blend of recommendations for how best to mitigate the effect of the TCH on the local wildlife populations.. An analysis of a wildlife underpass with fencing at a 3 km section of the TCH within the project area near Dead Man s Flats showed that total WVCs dropped from an annual average of 11.. 8 per-construction to an annual average of 2.. 5 WVCs post-mitigation construction.. The wildlife crossings and fencing reduced the annual average cost by over 90%,.. from an average of $128,337 per year to a resulting $17,564 average per year.. These results highlight the cost effectiveness of highway mitigation at Dead Man s Flats.. Download Report:.. Lee, T.. , Clevenger, A.. and R.. Ament.. 2012.. Highway Wildlife Mitigation Opportunities for the Trans Canada Highway in the Bow Valley.. Final Report.. G8 Legacy Fund, Alberta Ecotrust Foundation.. 72pp.. Reprinted from the.. Miistakis Institute..

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  • Title: Photo Gallery - Algonquin To Adirondacks Conservation Association
    Descriptive info: Click to enlarge.. If you have photos you'd like to see on our website,.. get in touch.. with us!.. Photos of our.. research and projects.. Photos of the.. A2A region.. Courtesy of Shirley O'Hare.. Flora in the.. Courtesy of Rod Munro..

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