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Adirondack Chapter




                     of conservation
                             …and we’ve only just begun.
                                              “13,000-Acre Wilderness TrAcT
                                               in AdirondAcks Given To sTATe,”
                                               February 19, 1972, New york Times




                “lAnd TrusT Acquires cAnoe
                                                                                   Conservation Results You Can Experience Firsthand
                                                                                   {
                 cArry rouTe neAr Tupper lAke,”
                 February 8, 1989, waTerTowN Daily Times
                                                                                   No matter where you are in the Adirondacks, chances are high that you are not far from a property protected by The Nature
                                                                                   Conservancy’s Adirondack Chapter or the Adirondack Land Trust. The sites on this map represent some of our cooperative
                                                                                   projects with New York State that have resulted in wonderful new public lands, as well as conservation easement lands with
                                                                                   public access, and, of course, the many nature preserves we own and manage. If you visit any of these places, we’d love
                                                                                   to hear about it. Drop us an email at adirondacks@tnc.org, leave a comment about a nature preserve on our Web site,
                                                                                   www.nature.org/adirondacks, or “tweet” us at @AdirondackTNC.




“lAnd sAle preserves hudson
 river’s ArcTic-like hAbiTAT,”
 July 16, 1994, New york Times




            “domTAr purchAse To enhAnce
             locAl recreATion ,”
             ThursDay, JaNuary 6, 2005, Press rePublicaN
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                                                                             {        places
                                                                                      to visit
1    Bartlett Bay, Upper Saranac Lake   14   Hammond Pond Wild Forest,       29    Round Lake, Long Lake
                                             Schroon Lake
2    Big Simons Pond, Tupper Lake                                            30    Sable Highlands easement lands,
                                        15   Hudson River Ice Meadows              Franklin and Clinton Counties
3    Black River Environmental
     Improvement Association, Oneida    16   Kings Bay Wildlife Management   31    Santanoni Preserve, Newcomb*
     County (breiax-countryski.org)          Area, Champlain
                                                                             32    Shelving Rock, Lake George
4    Blue Mountain,                     17   Lake Lila, Long Lake
     Blue Mountain Lake                                                      33    Silver Lake Bog Nature Preserve,
                                        18   Lewis Preserve Wildlife               Black Brook (Hawkeye)*
5    Camp Cedarlands, Long Lake***           Management Area, Altona
                                                                             34 Southern Lake Champlain
6    Camp Massawepie, Piercefield***    19   Little Tupper Lake, Long Lake      wetlands

7    Clintonville Pine Barrens,         20   Lows Lake, Long Lake/Colton     35    Split Rock Mountain, Essex
     Clintonville
                                        21   Lyon Mountain,                  36 Spring Pond Bog Nature Preserve,
8    Coon Mountain Nature                    Saranac/Dannemora                  Tupper Lake**
     Preserve, Westport
                                        22   Monty’s Bay, Beekmantown        37    Upper Hudson Woodlands
9    Dunham Bay Marsh,                                                             easement lands, Indian Lake
     Lake George                        23   Moose River, Old Forge                to Newcomb connector trail

10 Everton Falls Nature Preserve,       24   Moss Lake, Eagle Bay*           38 Valcour Island, Peru
   St Regis                                                                     (Lake Champlain)
                                        25   Mossy Cascade & Snow
11 Forked Lake, Long Lake                    Mountain, Keene Valley          39 Webb Royce Swamp, Essex

12   Four Brothers Islands              26   Noblewood Park, Willsboro       40    Wilcox Lake Wild Forest, Wells
     Nature Preserve, Willsboro
     (Lake Champlain)                   27   Osgood Pond, Paul Smiths        *     Wheel-chair accessible
                                                                             **    Requires a gate pass
13 Gadway Sandstone Pavement            28   Poke-O-Moonshine,               ***   Only accessible to public
   Barrens, Mooers                           Chesterfield/Lewis                    September to June
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    >>> Board of TrusTees
                                                                                                                   Mark Pacala
    The core strength of the Adirondack Chapter of The Nature Conservancy and the Adirondack Land Trust is         Oak Hill Capital
    its deeply engaged board members. Our organizations benefit immensely from their expertise, wisdom and         Partners, NYC
    commitment. At this summer’s annual meeting, we bid a fond farewell to Barbara Glaser, who completed
    her term of service, and welcomed new members, Jamie Baxter, Lee Keet, Jon Linen, and Peter Paine.
                                                                                                                   Silver Bay on Lake
                                                                                                                   George                             Dear friends of the Adirondacks,
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Forty years after the Adirondack Chapter of The
                     Carter F. Bales                     J. Edward                            Lee Keet             Peter S.
                     Founding Partner,                   Fowler,                              Founder, private     Paine, Jr.                                                                       Nature Conservancy’s founding, we have helped protect
                     The New World                       Secretary                            equity fund and      Attorney; chair-                                                                 over 571,000 acres, which coincidentally, is just about
                     Capital Group in                    Retired general                      retired software     man, Champlain                                                                   equivalent in size to 40 Manhattan Islands. We have
                     NYC,                                counsel, Mobil                       entrepreneur         National Bank
                                                                                                                   Willsboro
                                                                                                                                                                                                    also forged numerous innovative partnerships around
                     Big Wolf Lake                       Corporation                          Lake Colby
                                                         Keene Valley                                                                                                                               environmental challenges and added to the scientific
                                                                                                                                                                                                    body of knowledge about the Park and its ecosystems.
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Many of the places we’ve protected over the years
                     Jameson                             Carol I. Fox                         Jonathan Linen       William L.                                                                       are now public treasures, open for all to enjoy; some
                     Adkins Baxter                       Vice President,                      Retired Vice         Paternotte,
                     Founder and                         corporate strategy                   Chairman,            Chairman                                                                         are still in private ownership, protected by conserva-
                     president, Baxter                   at Thomson Re-                       American Express     Partner Brown                      tion easements. Some, including, most significantly, 161,000 acres formerly owned by Finch, Pruyn
                     Associates                          uters, NYC                           Company, NYC         Advisory in                        & Company and the 14,600-acre Follensby Pond tract, are conservation efforts still in progress.
                     Limekiln Lake                                                            Minerva              Baltimore
                                                                                                                   Keene Valley
                                                                                                                                                      Cumulatively, all of the work contributes to the Adirondack Park’s distinctive mosaic of land own-
                                                                                                                                                      ership patterns and uses—and the hope it represents for people and nature.
                                                                                                                                                          The Adirondack story, our Adirondack story, is but one of thousands that make up the collec-
                     Barbara L.                          Robert E.                            Douglas S.           Meredith M.                        tive reach of The Nature Conservancy. Our local successes contribute to 60 years of conservation
                     Bedford, Ph.D.                      Friedman                             Luke,                Prime                              accomplishments being celebrated this year by The Nature Conservancy—accomplishments that
                     Senior Research                     Attorney, Katten                     Vice-Chairman        Civic Leader
                     Associate,                          Muchin Zavis                         President and        and co-founder,
                                                                                                                                                      began with the protection of Mianus River Gorge in New York and have since spread to all 50
                     Cornell University                  Rosenman in                          CEO, H.L. Capital    Adirondack Com-                    states and more than 30 countries around the world.
                                                         NYC                                  in NYC               munity Trust                           Here and everywhere the Conservancy works, its effectiveness is rooted in science, bolstered by
                                                         Tupper Lake/                         Keene Valley         Lake Placid
                                                         Camp Kildare
                                                                                                                                                      a strong sense of place, seasoned with an optimistic can-do spirit, and made possible through the
                                                                                                                                                      generous support of individuals, families, businesses and foundations. We look forward to continued
                     William H.                          Joan Hansen                          Lawrence L.          Michael
                                                                                                                                                      success in the Adirondacks and beyond. Thank you for being a part of it all.
                     Boardman, Jr.                       Grabe                                Master, Ph.D.        Richter
                     Retired Associate                   Civic Leader,                        Retired Chief        Partner, Environ-                                            Sincerely,
                     Vice President and                  Southport, CT                        Zoologist, Nature-   mental Capital
                     Director, Harvard                   Upper Saranac                        Serve and TNC        Partners in NYC
                     University                          Lake                                 Lake Placid          Lake Placid
                     Keene



                     Charles                             Harry Groome                         Bill McKibben        Charles                                                      Bill Paternotte                                      Michael Carr
                     Canham, Ph.D.                       Writer; retired                      Author, scholar-     Svenson
                     Senior Scientist,                   Chairman, Smith-                     in-residence at      Senior Managing                                              Board Chair                                          Executive Director
                     Cary Institute                      Kline Beecham                        Middlebury Col-      Director, Brock
                     of Ecosystem                        Consumer                             lege, VT             Capital Group in
                     Studies                             HealthCare                           Johnsburg            NYC
                     Millbrook, NY                       Keene Valley                                              Upper Saranac
                                                                                                                   Lake                  40 YEARS oF CoNSERVAtIoN

                                                                                              Bruce
                     John Colston                        David Henle,                         McLanahan
                                                                                                                   Amy Vedder,           •   Big anniversary years naturally lend themselves to reflection. Though not a complete list of every accomplishment since 1971,
                     Consultant with                     Treasurer                                                 Ph.D.                     the milestones described on the following pages illustrate our staying power and effectiveness. While one staff person, Tim
                     high-tech firms                                                          Attorney, adjunct    Senior Vice
                                                         President, DLH                       professor, Ford-                               Barnett, has been here for almost all of those 40 years, many of our staff were yet to be born in the 1970s or much less the
                     for Web-based                       Capital in NYC                                            President for
                     products                                                                 ham University       Conservation, The         early 80s when we really began to define “landscape scale” conservation. No matter: the results of our work live on and will
                                                         Piseco
                     Long Lake                                                                Upper Saranac        Wilderness Society,       outlast each of us, touching many generations.
                                                                                              Lake                 Washington, DC
                                                                                                                   Thurman                   In addition to highlighting tangible conservation results, this timeline reveals our signature strengths: finding innovative, prag-
                                                                                                                                             matic solutions to environmental threats, striving for balance in an increasingly complex world, and adjusting or staying course
                     Michael                             David P. Hunt                        Edward W.            Brock Weath-
                                                                                                                                             when necessary. It also shows momentum that will carry us forward well into the future. (Some acronyms and abbreviations
                     DiNunzio                            Chairman, Charles                    McNeil               erup                      explained: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC or DEC), New York State (NYS), The Nature
                     Consulting Ecolo-                   Pratt & Company                      Pilot, retired       CEO, PetFoodDi-           Conservancy (Conservancy or TNC), Adirondack Chapter of The Nature Conservancy (Adirondack Chapter or Conservancy),
                     gist, Adirondacks                   in NYC,                              engineer and real    rect, Philadelphia-       Adirondack Land Trust (ALT))
                     Cumberland Head                     Old Forge                            estate executive     Paul Smiths/ Bay
                                                                                              Lake Placid          Pond Park
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    > > > T r a n s p o r TaT i o n i n f r a s T r u c T u r e                                                                       At this year’s Northeast           n the face of climate change and climate-related events                next level by securing funds for towns in the Ausable Basin
    a n d r e s i l i e n c e T o c l i m aT e c h a n g e                                                                      Fish and Wildlife Conference,            like more frequent and more intense storms, the links                  to retrofit or replace priority culverts in a fish-friendly and
                                                                                                                           staff scientist, Michelle Brown,              between naturally flowing river systems and transpor-                  forward-thinking way. Instead of replacing old, ineffective
                                                                                                                          delivered a presentation about our             tation infrastructure are becoming more evident. The                   culverts with new ones of the same design and limitations,
                                                                                                                            far-reaching aquatic connectivity



    {Aquatic Habitat Connectivity
                                                                                                                                                                         increasing pressures on human communities and aquatic                  these funds allow towns to afford fish-friendly, storm-worthy
                                                                                                                          and transportation planning work.
                                                                                                                          Field technician Gus Goodwin is
                                                                                                                                                                         wildlife are interrelated. So, too, are some of the strate-            culverts in key places already identified as needing an upgrade.
                                                                                                                           pictured here assessing a culvert             gies for preparing both for what many are calling the                  This is particularly important following two record-breaking
                                                                                                                                     in the Black River Valley.   “new normal” of heavy downpours and flooding. For the past                    and devastating floods in the past year.
                                                                                                                                                                  couple of years, we’ve been working in partnership with the                       We look forward to continuing our work with partners
                                                                                                                                                                  New York State Department of Transportation (DOT) and                         like DOT, USFWS, and others to find practical and effective
                                                                                                                                                                  other agencies to develop innovative planning tools to help                   solutions to growing threats to people and nature.
                                                                                                                                                                  focus scarce resources toward strategic culvert replacement
                                                                                                                                                                  and design that would protect important habitat while also
                                                                                                                                                                  withstanding extreme water flows. The tools can be applied
                                                                                                                                                                  as part of routine transportation maintenance work, making                           Design and maintenance of culverts make
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                a difference to fish. The design in the left image can
                                                                                                                                                                  them implementation-ready.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                facilitate aquatic connectivity for brook trout and other spe-
                                                                                                                                                                      In May, The Nature Conservancy, in partnership with the                   cies, while the right image design would serve as a barrier
                                                                                                                                                                  Ausable River Association and SUNY Plattsburgh, received                      particularly when water levels are low. Our work with DOT
                                                                                                                                                                  a $46,000 grant from the Lake Champlain Basin Program                         and other partners promotes ecologically-based design
                                                                                                                                                                  to expand freshwater habitat connectivity work. The grant                     upgrades as part of routine maintenance work.
                                                                                                                                                                  allowed us to apply our statewide aquatic connec-
                                                                                                                                                                  tivity computer model (previously developed with
                                                                                                                                                                  DOT under a separate grant) to a local area—the
                                                                                                                                                                  Ausable River watershed. The project identified
                                                                                                                                                                  potentially problematic barriers to aquatic species,
                                                                                                                                                                  such as dams and culverts, using inputs based on
                                                                                                                                                                  habitat needs of brook trout and other species, as
                                                                                                                                                                  well as other factors. Students took the “outputs” to
                                                                                                                                                                  the field this summer to inventory the priority cul-
                                                                                                                                                                  verts, assess them for aquatic species passage, and
                                                                                                                                                                  apply the new data to refine the computer model.
                                                                                                                                                                       We applaud the related efforts of the US Fish
                                                                                                                                                                  and Wildlife Service in partnership with the Aus-
                                                                                                                                                                  able River Association taking the results to the




    1970s                                                                                              •   First land protection project, Santanoni               • First landscape-scale                                                       PuBLIC/PRIVAtE
                                                                                                           Preserve – 12,500 acres purchased at a                  project begins - in one year                                                 LAND-SAVE
                                                                                                           bargain price and then donated to NYSDEC.               (1978-79), working with a small
                                                                                                           Today a major tourist attraction that includes          group of private landowners,
                                                                         NEW NAtuRE                        an historic great camp accessible by foot, skis,        protected 78,000 acres, primarily                                            •   Nehasne – 24,954-
    •   Adirondack Chapter estab-                                        PRESERVES                         mountain bike, or horseback five miles down a           with conservation easements
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    acre tract protected
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    through a combination
        lished - Governor Rockefeller                                                                      forest road.                                            that we continue to steward.
        in 1968 created a temporary                                                                                                                                                                                                                 of new public land, the
                                                                                                                                                                   Some 50,000 of these acres
        study commission, which was                                    • Everton Falls-529 acres,                                                                  make up the Boreal Heritage         NEW PuBLIC LANDS                             14,646-acre Lake Lila
        mandated to recommend                                         including shoreline on East                                                                                                                                                   parcel, and NYS con-
                                                                                                                                                                   Preserve, a vast connected area
                                                                      Branch of the St. Regis River.                                                                                                                                                servation easement.
        policies for responsible use and
        protection of the Adirondacks. After two
                                                                                                                                                                   within which thrive a colossal      •   Valcour Island, Lake                                                          otHER NotABLE
        years of study, the commission made 181    •                    Silver Lake Bog - land dona-                                                               mosaic of fens, bogs, swamps
                                                                                                                                                                   and forests that constitute the
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Champlain - purchased a small
                                                                                                                                                                                                           tract and transferred to NYS, and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         MILEStoNE
                                                       tion to the Conservancy from Silver Lake Camp
        recommendations. The final one was that                                                                                                                    largest assemblage of boreal            assisted the state about a decade
        an Adirondack Nature Conservancy be
                                                       for Girls, which ran from 1911-1972.
                                                                                                                                                                   ecosystems east of the                  later in acquiring the rest.                 “sTATe ForesT                    •   New York State Wild,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Scenic and Recreational
        established. What is now known as the      •   Big Simonds Pond – a small island near                                                                      Mississippi.                                                                       preserve GeTTinG
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Rivers Act passes in 1972.
        Adirondack Chapter of The Nature Con-          Tupper Lake.                                                                                                                                    •   Dunham Bay Marsh -                          A TrAcT The size
        servancy was founded one year later.                                                                                                                                                               1,400-acre wetland on Lake George.          oF mAnhATTAn”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        December 5, 1971,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The New york Times
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    > > > h i g h l i g h Ts f r o m 2 011


        Invasive Species Team Tips the Scale
    {   …in Nature’s Favor
                                                                                                                                                                  the Adirondack
                                                                                                                                                                     Park Invasive
                                                                                                                                                                    Plant Program
                                                                                                                                                                     directed private
                                                                                                                                                                     grant funds this
    Response teams                                                                                                                                                   year toward the
                                                                                                                                                                  Town of Inlet’s Re-
                                                                                                                                                                 gional Inlet Invasive
    For the first time ever, APIPP dramatically bolstered its on-                                                                                                   Plant Program to
    the-ground management efforts with rapid response teams                                                                                                        control Japanese
    for terrestrial and aquatic invasive species. Each team, consist-                                                                                              knotweed in vari-
    ing of four seasonal staff, moved swiftly across the region all                                                                                                ous communities.
    summer combating invasive species head on. The teams were
    quickly dispatched to investigate reported findings of poten-
    tial invaders. They also conducted surveys along roadways and
    water bodies to monitor for new threats and destroy estab-
    lished populations.
       This aggressive approach, which is critical for immediate
    results and long-term success, is something that has been on                 Future Stewards                                                                                                                                                                          A Friendly Notification
    the program’s wish list for many years. The aquatic response                                                                                                 RIIPP
    team was funded by a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Great                    Two youth camps lent extra hands to assist with invasive                                                                                                                                  During their routine travels along Adiron-
    Lakes Restoration Initiative grant awarded to Paul Smith’s                   shrub removal at popular trail heads in the High Peaks. The                     The Regional Inlet Invasive Plant Program (RIIPP) is step-                                                dack roadways, APIPP staff sometimes
    College. A private foundation grant to APIPP generously                      teams, Ramah Camp from New York City and Beckett Chim-                          ping up its efforts to control Japanese knotweed in hamlets                                               notice invasive infestations on private
    funded the terrestrial team. APIPP and partners will seek                    ney Corners from Vermont, removed harmful invaders such                         in the park. This is community-based conservation at its best.                                             lands. This year, they tested a new way
    sustained funding for this new and effective strategy.                       as buckthorn, honeysuckle, and barberry.                                        Cheers to these volunteer leaders!                                                                          of reaching out to landowners by leav-
                                                                                                                                                                      Learn more online at http://noknotweed.org.                                                            ing friendly door-hanger notifications
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              alerting them to a suspected harmful
    Hats off to Volunteers                                                       Say Hello to a Water Steward                                                                                                                                                                 plant and providing helpful information
                                                                                                                                                                 Reaching out in New Ways                                                                                      and management options.The response
    Aquatic Volunteers- This year marked the 10th anniversary                    Paul Smith’s College and partners coordinated nearly 30                                                                                                                                       from landowners has been positive.
    for lake surveys on water bodies in the region. More than                    stewards who had a hand in protecting Adirondack waterways                      Suggestions from program partners and friends prompted
    500 volunteers keep watchful eyes on waterways to record                     this summer. Stationed at boat launches across the region                       APIPP’s Meghan Johnstone to start blogging about invasive                             APIPP’s response team was equipped this year with a set of
    and report presence/absence data on aquatic invaders. Of the                 and river access sites along the Ausable River, stewards                        alerts, interesting news articles and field work goings on.                    four door-hanger notification cards to alert private landowners to possible in-
    266 lakes that have been surveyed to date, 64 percent are                    engaged aquatic recreationists and inspected gear for hitch-                                                                                                   festations of purple loosestrife, garlic mustard, Japanese knotweed, or yellow
                                                                                                                                                                      Check it out at http://adk-invasives.blogspot.com/ .
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                iris. More than 50 recipients already have called for additional information.
    free of invasives.                                                           hiking invaders.


                                                                                 “conservAncy, dec Join
                                                                                 To compile endAnGered

    1980s
                                                                                  species inFormATion ,”
                                                                                     ocTober 12, 1984,                                                                                                                                          otHER NotABLE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         •   By 1989, 743 land trusts
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             protected 1.9 million acres
                                                                                      Daily GazeTTe                                                                                                                                             MILEStoNES AND                               in 45 states, according to
                                                                                                                       NEW PARtNERSHIPS                                                                                                         EVENtS                                       a Land Trust Alliance census.
    NEW NAtuRE PRESERVES
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             LTA is a national network of
                                                                                                                       •                                         •   Lake George Basin Land                                                                                                  non-profit land conservation
    •   Four Brothers Islands, Lake
                                                                                                                           Adirondack Land trust
                                                                                                                           established in 1984 to
                                                                                                                                                                     Conservancy started by the                                                 •   Ecologist Jerry Jenkins
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             organizations. Both The Nature
        Champlain – provide habitat                                              •   Indian Canoe Carry -
                                                                                                                           protect open space and working
                                                                                                                                                                     FUND for Lake George and                                                       hired by Heritage program to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    study southwestern corner of             Conservancy and the Adiron-
        for colonial nesting bird species.                                           near State Route 3, allowed for                                                 staffed by The Nature Conser-
                                                                                                                           landscapes such as farmlands                                                                                             the Adirondack Park                      dack Land Trust are members.
                                                                                     improved portage from Stony                                                     vancy. Its mission: preserving the
                                                                                                                           and managed forests, as well as
    •   Gadway Sandstone Pave-
                                             NEW PuBLIC LANDS
                                                                                     Creek Ponds to Upper Saranac
                                                                                                                           other lands contributing to the
                                                                                                                                                                     lake’s water quality by protecting
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                •   $20,000 research grant               •   Champlain Valley Farm and
        ment Barrens – 285 acres                                                     Lake.                                                                           the natural lands throughout                                                                                            Forest program launched.
        donated by the Patten                                                                                              quality of life in the Adirondacks.
                                                                                                                                                                     the 150,000-acre watershed.          •   New York Natural Heri-                awarded to Adirondack
        Corporation.                         •   Alder Brook Park – 2,700        •   Grasse River – 433-acre tract         Joined forces with Adirondack
                                                                                                                           Chapter in 1988 in order to
                                                                                                                                                                     LGBLC’s first director: Michael          tage Program established              Chapter by Harris Corpora-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    tion, of Florida, to inventory and
                                                 acres in Franklin County            with 2.5 miles on the river’s                                                   Carr. Its current director: Nancy        as a partnership between the
    •   Spring Pond Bog - 4,278                  conveyed to NYS, along with a       south branch.                         address a broad scope of
                                                                                                                           conservation needs in the
                                                                                                                                                                     Williams, who launched the               Conservancy and NYSDEC to             protect outstanding examples
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    of plants, animals, and natu-
        acres featuring important boreal         conservation easement on an                                                                                         group, now called Lake George            document and track status and
        habitat and second largest open          adjoining 1,200 acres.                                                    Adirondacks.                                                                       distribution of plants, animals       ral communities in the Upper
                                                                                                                                                                     Land Conservancy, to indepen-
        peatland in the state.                                                                                                                                                                                and natural communities.              Champlain Valley.
                                                                                                                                                                     dence in 2007.
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                                                                                              there are upwards of 85 landowners associated with the                                                                                                      > > > adirondacK land TrusT
                                                                                      conservation easements held by the Adirondack Chapter of the
                                                                                   Nature Conservancy and the Adirondack Land trust combined. Our

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Landowner Spotlight
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                                                                                   stewardship staff stays in touch with all of them and visits the eased properties
                                                                                         every year. Mike Carr is pictured here with dairy farmer Chris Spaulding.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Chris Spaulding, Organic Farmer



                                                                                                                                                                          T
                                                                                                                                                                                               he Spaulding dairy farm in Crown Point,                    Trust). Most of Spaulding’s organic milk is sold to Organic
                                                                                                                                                                                               NY, is one of 16 farms in the Champlain                    Valley, the company that produces Stonyfield Farm Yogurt.
                                                                                                                                                                                               Valley protected by conservation easement                  Some of it also ships locally to Clover Meade Farm in Kees-
                                                                                                                                                                                               through the Adirondack Land Trust. The                     eville, where it is used to make artisan cheese.
                                                                                                                                                                                               Spaulding family was among the first to                      This local component is one of the core values of the farm
                                                                                                                                                                                               settle the region in the 1700s. Back when                  and an important part of sustainable economies and food
                                                                                                                                                                                               production and distribution of commodi-                    security. The percentage of New York State residents who say
                                                                                                                                                                          ties was less complex, there were at least a                                                     they will “go out of their way” to buy local foods
                                                                                                                                                                          dozen dairy farms in Crown Point. Now, the                                                       is 37.4% (American Farmland Trust). As a result,
                                                                                                                                                                          Spaulding farm is the last remaining dairy pro-                                                  farmland protection has become recognized as
                                                                                                                                                                          ducer in that town. Run by Chris and Cathy                                                       a strategy for economic growth and renewal.
                                                                                                                                                                          Spaulding, the operation today consists of 160                                                   In recent years the Spaulding family has been
                                                                                                                                                                          Jersey cross cows and one full-time employee.                                                    working to protect another 390 acres under a
                                                                                                                                                                             We came to know Chris in 1992 when he                                                         conservation easement, a move they hope will
                                                                                                                                                                          added a 112-acre eased property to his farm-                                                     ensure the protection and viability of farming
                                                                                                                                                                          land holdings. In 2006, he obtained organic                                                      on the land for generations to come.
                                                                                                                                                                          certification for his operation. While admit-                                                       Our farmland protection projects typically
                                                                                                                                                                          ting it was a lot of work, he noted that the                                                     involve long-term partnerships with farmers
                                                                                                                                                                          transition was well worthwhile, a sentiment                                                      like Chris Spaulding, along with state and fed-
                                                                                                                                                                          that seems to be growing in the region. In fact,                                                 eral agricultural agencies and local counties with
                                                                                                                                                                          at least 40% of surveyed conventional farm-                                                      farmland protection plans in place. For qualify-
                                                                                                                                                                          ers in New York have stated some level of interest in organic                   ing farms, the state pays up to 75% of the appraised market value
                                                                                                                                                                          farming, and New York ranks among the top 10 states in the                      of the conservation easement through grant allocations from the
                                                                                                                                                                          country for the number of organic farms (American Farmland                      Environmental Protection Fund (EPF).




                                                                                                                                                                                                                   NEW PARtNERSHIPS                                                            otHER NotABLE
                                                                                                                                PuBLIC/PRIVAtE                            PRIVAtE LAND
                                                                                                                                LAND SAVE                                                                                                                                                      MILEStoNES
                                            NEW PuBLIC LANDS                                                                                                              CoNSERVAtIoN
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   •   Summit Steward Program             •   the Adirondack Park


    1990s                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      •
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       – a partnership of our chapter,        Invasive Plant Program -             NYS open Space Conservation
                                            •   Forked Lake - more than                                                         •   Massawepie Scout
                                                                                                                                                                          •   Jones Point – on Lake                    the Adirondack Mountain Club           a cooperative effort initiated       Plan – adopted in 1992, provides
                                                                                                                                    Reservation – 2,700 acres,                Champlain.
                                                two miles of shoreline formerly                                                                                                                                        and NYSDEC, is an educational          in 1998 among citizens, state        the first-ever blueprint for statewide
                                                                                                                                    which includes the largest peat-
                                                owned by the Whitney fam-                                                                                                                                              outreach effort established to         agencies, and organizations          conservation priorities. The plan,
                                                ily protected through land and
                                                                                                                                    land in NY, open to public when       •   Windfall Pond – a 1,650-acre             safeguard rare and endangered          of the Adirondacks to protect        which is updated periodically, reflects
    NEW NAtuRE PRESERVES                        easement transfers.
                                                                                                                                    Boy Scout Camp is not in session.         property with a heritage strain of       alpine vegetation on the Adiron-       the region from the negative         a grassroots process with extensive
                                                                                                                                                                              brook trout.
                                            •                                                                                   •   Lyons Falls Pulp &                                                                 dacks’ highest summits.                impacts of non-native invasive       public comment.
    •   Coon Mountain – ALT’s                   Little tupper Lake - 15,000
                                                                                                                                    Paper project – three tracts of                                                                                                   species. The program,
        premiere nature preserve in             acres, combined with Lake Lila        •   Split Rock Wild Forest –
                                                                                                                                    privately owned land, a total of                                                                                                  housed in our Keene      •   NYS Environmental
        Westport, NY.                           tract to become William C. Whit-          1,836 acres on Lake Champlain,                                                                                                                                              Valley office, has won       Protection Fund (EPF) – created
                                                                                          in partnership with the Open              17,379 acres adjoining the Black
                                                ney Wilderness Area.                                                                                                                                                                                                  several national and         by the Legislature in July of 1993, pro-
                                                                                                                                    River Wild Forest, West Canada
    •   Saddles Preserve - 2,500                                                          Space Institute.                                                                                                                                                            local awards.                viding a dedicated fund for a variety of
        acres at the very southern tip of   •   Lake George shoreline                                                               Wilderness, Ha-De-Ron Dah Wil-      “sTATe sTeWArds GuArd                                                                                                                                environmental
        Lake Champlain.                         – 4.5 miles, three separate           •   Noblewood Park estab-                     derness and Independence River      AdirondAcks’ Alpine FlorA”                                                                                                                           programs,
                                                projects.                                 lished on the shore of Lake               Wild Forest, ultimately protected   auGusT 26, 1990, New york Times                                                                                                                      including
    •   Hudson River Ice Mead-                                                            Champlain at the mouth of the             by NYS conservation easement
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             priority land
        ows – 16 miles of shoreline that    •   Revis Lewis Preserve -                    Boquet River, for the Town of             after a series of land purchases
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             purchases.
        harbor unique arctic plants.            1,356-acre wildlife management            Willsboro.                                and swaps.
                                                area on the Great Chazy River.
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     >>> maKing a difference                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         > > > lo ca l sT u d e n Ts
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   a d v e r T i s e f o r n aT u r e

          Then and Now
     In going through old newsletters to cull
     interesting tidbits for this special edition
     annual report, we came across two stories
                                                               I wanted to buy land in the rainfor-
                                                               est. I had no idea what that would
                                                               entail, but thankfully, she didn’t
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 A Flair for Marketing                                                    }
     about Edward Hoffman’s efforts to raise                   dismiss my idea but rather helped
     more than $2,300 for rainforest protection.               me find The Nature Conservancy’s
     It caught our attention because he was                    “Adopt-an-Acre” program. From
                                                                                                                                         In 1993, during an event at
     only ten years old at the time. We recently               then on I did things like host bake                                      the Ausable Club in St. Hu-
     contacted Edward—18 years later—to see                    sales and raffled off Sega Genesis                                   berts, New York, 10-year-old
     if the initiative and drive behind that action            video games to raise the money.                                     Edward Hoffman presented a
     may have foreshadowed the direction his                                                                                        check for rain forest protection
     life would take. Not only did Edward go on                   Q. Looking back, what was it like to                            work to John Sawhill, who served
                                                                                                                                     as The Nature Conservancy’s
     to earn a Natural Resource Management                     hand off the first check for $1,000 to the
                                                                                                                                      President from 1990 to 2000.
     degree from Cornell University, he also con-              President of the Nature Conservancy at
     tinued his efforts in land conservation and               the time, John Sawhill?
     started a company called Hoffman Environ-                    A. I think I was too young to really grasp           projects. I did some volunteer work in col-
     mental Services, which focused on minimiz-                the magnitude of the event or to even be                lege for the organization, and just recently
     ing the impact of development on the natural              nervous. I just remember enjoying listening             completed a shoreline stabilization project
     environment. He has since left to work for                to him speak.                                           on Sapelo Island off the coast of Geor-
     SES Biofuels, a renewable energy company                                                                          gia, which the Nature Conservancy was
     focused on the production of biodiesel,                     Q. Did this experience provide you                    involved in funding and monitoring.
     where he is a partner and vice president.                 any lessons that have carried over into                                                                                      Every year, the Adirondack Daily Enterprise invites area stu-
     Edward spent a lot of time in the Adiron-                 your current life or recent efforts with                   Q. What are you doing now?                          dents to participate in its “Design-an-Ad” contest. From restaurants
     dacks as a child and continues to visit the               conservation?                                              A. The project on Sapelo Island was one            to dentists, retail shops to bowling alleys, the kids select all kinds of busi-
                                                                                                                                                                               nesses to feature. To our great honor, many have sketched some clever
     High Peaks area. His parents are longtime                    A. That first effort was very informative. It        of the last projects I completed through
                                                                                                                                                                             ads over the years for our chapter of The Nature Conservancy. These two
     supporters of our chapter.                                taught me at a young age that any one per-              Hoffman Environmental Services. Now, I’m              are from fall of 2010. (In an interesting twist of fate, one-time ad-designer
                                                               son can affect positive change; that problems           involved in the growth and implementation                 Amy Ignatuk came to work for us as a summer intern in 2009, several
       Q. What motivated you to raise funds                    aren’t too big for one person to help solve.            of Biodiesel programs in and around the                                  years after her days as a Keene Central School student).
     for the rainforest as a 10-year-old?                                                                              city of Savannah. One of our most inter-                            Ads reprinted with permission from the Adirondack Daily Enterprise.
       A. I read too many stories about the                       Q. Did you do any work with the Nature               esting projects has been the city’s trolley
     rainforest disappearing and not enough                    Conservancy following that first effort?                system, which now runs on biodiesel pro-
     about it being saved. I came home from                      A. It actually seems like life keeps                  duced at our plant from local restaurants’
     school one day and told my mom                            drawing me back to Nature Conservancy                   used oil.



                                                                                                                                                                         2000s
       1990s cont.                                                                                                                                                       NEW PuBLIC LANDS

                                                                                                                                                                         •   Mossy Cascade and Snow
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     PRIVAtE LAND
                                                                                                                                                                             Mountain - added to Giant               CoNSERVAtIoN
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        PuBLIC/PRIVAtE LAND
           10-year-old edward                   •   Volunteer program                                                             •   Exemplary natural                      Mountain and High Peaks Wil-                                                                                               SAVES
         hoffman raised $ 1,000                     launches.                                                                         communities – an original              derness areas, respectively.            •   upper St. Regis – multiple
                                                                                          •   International Paper                     inventory identifying the best                                                     properties—95 acres with 8,500
        for rain forest conserva-
        tion work. Edward presented             •   u.K. Countryside Steward-                 Company and Adirondack                  examples of 100 natural com-       •   Poke-o-Moonshine – tract                    feet of shoreline.                                                             •   International Paper Lakes
                                                    ship Exchange Program                     Chapter partner to protect              munity types in the Adirondacks,       added to existing Forest Pre-                                                                                                  - 26,500 acres purchased and pro-
        the gift in person to then-Nature
        Conservancy President John
                                                    visited with ALT in the Champlain         largest bat hibernaculum in             many of which are unparalleled         serve, improving access.                •   Lake Placid – 418 acres adja-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 •   Champlain Valley                       tected as follows: 6,936 acres of
                                                    Valley as part of an international        the Northeast, in abandoned             in the Northeast.                                                                  cent to High Peaks Wilderness.              Farmlands – nearly 4,000               new public lands, including Round
        Sawhill. One year later, Edward                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Lake; 2,591 acres sold to private
                                                    study on rural land issues.               mines on timberlands. A decade
        raised $1,330 to protect 38 acres
                                                                                              later, a deadly virus, white-nose   •   ALt helps to establish                                                         •   twitchell Lake – 28 acres                   agricultural acres protected in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     coordination with farmers, local       buyers and protected by work-
        of rain forest. (See related story to
        find out what the now 28-year-old
                                                •   the Northwest Flow Proj-                  syndrome, wipes out the popula-         Adirondack Harvest,                                                                with 1,300 feet of shoreline adja-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         cent to Pigeon Lake Wilderness.             counties and New York Farmland         ing forest conservation easement;
                                                    ect brings together landowners            tion almost entirely. Scientists        which promotes sustainable                                                                                                     Protection Program.                    15,500 acres protected by “forever
        Edward is up to these days.)                to address the challenges of                                                      farming.                                                                                                                                                              wild” conservation easement and
                                                                                              continue to monitor and assess
                                                    maintaining large holdings.               the situation.                                                                                                                                                                                                sold to private buyers.
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         Heart of the Adirondacks                                           2007
                                                                                                                     2008
                                                                                                                                                                                                        2010                                    2011
                                                                                                                     • Announced jointly with NYS-
         >>> Timeline                                                       • Purchased 161,000 acres (the               DEC the conservation plan for                                                  • Citizen and professional sci-         • Motion sensitive cameras
                                                                                size of 11 Manhattan Islands)            the northernmost holdings of the                                                   entists cataloged 552 species           set on Boreas Ponds tract cap-
                                                                                of globally important forests            property.                                                                          of plants and animals (none             ture moose, coyote, fisher, great
                                                                                and wildlife habitat, featuring                                                                                             of them invasive) during two            blue heron and other critters.
                                                                                16,000 acres of wetlands, more       •   Conservation plan that balanc-                                                     24-hour “bioblitz” events
                                                                                than 300 lakes and ponds, 90             es competing interests and sup-                                                    at Follensby Pond. Results          •   Contract with Finch Forest
                                                                                                                         ports local economies approved                                                                                             Management continues for
                                                                                mountains, and 425 miles of
                                                                                rivers and streams. Purchase             by all 27 towns: 92,000 acres to       2009                                        celebrated with the public at the
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Wild Center.                            oversight of sustainable timber
                                                                                price: $110 million. Property also       continue to be working forests with
                                                                                                                                                                • Sold 92,000 acres, offered                                                        harvest operations and recre-       2012 and some
                                                                                known as the “Finch lands” for           sustainable logging, 65,000 acres to
                                                                                                                                                                    on the open market as “Upper
                                                                                                                                                                                                        •   NYSDEC purchased the                    ational leasing program.            years beyond
                                                                                previous owner Finch, Pruyn &            become part of the Forest Preserve                                                 working forest conservation
                                                                                                                                                                    Hudson Woodlands,” to Danish                                                •   Heart of the Adirondacks            •




     T
                                                                                Co., a paper manufacturer in             and available to everyone for                                                      easement for $30 million                                                        Former Finch tracts with
                                                                                                                             recreation, and 1,100 acres set        pension fund ATP Timberland             on upper Hudson Wood-                   campaign surpasses $30                  the most unique ecological
                                                                                Glens Falls.                                                                        Invest for $32.88 million. Henrik
                       he Heart of the Adirondacks is a globally                                                             aside for community purposes                                                   lands, ensuring the lands will          million.                                features and exceptional
                       important forest and freshwater conser-              •   First major                                   in several towns.                     Gade Jepsen, CEO, said the
                                                                                                                                                                    investment “meets the high
                                                                                                                                                                                                            continue to support timber jobs
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                •   Adirondack Life published               recreational opportunities
                                                                                contribu-                                                                                                                   and securing specific public rec-                                               will be transferred in stages
                       vation effort that balances ecology and                                                               •    Ecological assess-                standards of our commitment to                                                  “Return to the Source: the
                                                                                tions made to                                                                                                               reation opportunities identified                                                to NYSDEC and made
                       human economy. Through this 175,600-                                                                   ments conducted by NY                 the United Nations Principles for                                               Case for Saving Follensby
                                                                                Heart of the                                                                                                                as important by local communi-                                                  available to the public for
                                                                                                                              Natural Heritage Program              Responsible Investment.”                                                        Pond and the Philosophers’
                       acre project, we are linking some 860,000                Adirondacks                                                                                                                 ties and various user groups.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Camp,” written by Christo-              recreation and respite.
                                                                                                                              scientists focused on tracts
                       protected acres within a landscape that                  campaign, the
                                                                                largest private                               identified as suitable for con-   •   Mireya Navarro’s article,               Snowmobile connector trails
                                                                                                                                                                                                            opened in Essex, Warren, Ham-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    pher Shaw. Contemplating the            When all is said and done, OK
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Slip Falls, Essex Chain of Lakes,
     offers hope for meaningful preservation of a forest type                                                                  tinued timber harvest. Results       “92,000 Acres Sold in Ad-                                                       promise of future public access,
                                                                                fundraising effort                                                                  irondacks, With Protection              ilton, and Saratoga Counties. A                                                 Thousand-Acre Swamp, and
                                                                                                                               “uploaded” into the conser-                                                                                          he asks, “Could you even have a
     that historically has suffered more abuses than any other                  for conservation                                                                    Pledge” ran in the New York             new diner with a gas pump and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    complete Adirondack experience          many more special places will be
                                                                                in the history of                               vation easement design.                                                     convenience store opened in                                                     secured as priceless legacies for
     on earth. Sustainable forestry, community objectives, and                                                                                                      Times on March 31, 2009.                                                        without going to Follensby Pond,
                                                                                the Adirondack                                                                                                              Newcomb in anticipation of new
     exciting new public lands are all a part of the conservation               Park.
                                                                                                                                 •   Follensby Pond -
                                                                                                                                                                •   New York State Snowmo-                  trails.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    any more than you could without         future generations.

     vision.                                                                                                                     purchased the 14,600-acre
                                                                                                                                                                    bile Association takes lead
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    climbing Mount Marcy or sleep-      •   After that – Follensby Pond
         Not only are we making the most of the head start we’ve            •   Conducted a rapid ecologi-               tract, a statewide conservation
                                                                                                                         priority of the NYS Open Space             on trail planning and preparation   •   In recognition of the Conser-           ing in a lean-to?”                      tract will be transferred to
                                                                                cal assessment and reached                                                                                                  vancy’s extensive community
     inherited from previous generations who put the wheels in                  out to elected officials, town           Conservation Plan. (Holding for            in coordination with local towns
                                                                                                                                                                                                            outreach process, participated
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                •   NYSDEC’s Conservationist                NYSDEC, fulfilling the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            McMormick family’s vision for
                                                                                                                         transfer to NYSDEC.)                       and state agencies.                                                             magazine published a fea-
     motion to protect key watersheds that flow from the sparsely               boards, hunt clubs, and other                                                                                               in a panel discussion,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ture about upper Hudson                 the property to become a public
     settled Adirondack Mountains to more populous places like                  interested parties to develop a
                                                                                                                     •   Specially trained scat-sniffing        •   Heart of the Adirondacks                “Perspectives on the Park,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Woodlands conservation                  asset and putting it on course to
                                                                                conservation plan for the future                                                    capital campaign reaches                its communities and its                                                         become a signature destination
     New York City, we are also setting new standards for com-                  of the property.
                                                                                                                         dogs found more evidence of
                                                                                                                                                                    $16.2 million.                          future,” at the Adirondack Park
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    easement. The piece high-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            for Adirondack visitors and local
                                                                                                                         moose on the Boreas Ponds tract                                                                                            lights how the state’s invest-
     munity involvement and innovative conservation strategies.                                                                                                                                             Local Government Day,                                                           residents. Countless students
         It’s been a long haul since the project got underway               •   New York times editorial,                than anywhere else they visited
                                                                                                                         in the Adirondack Park under a
                                                                                                                                                                •   Interviewed local leaders,              an annual event sponsored by
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ment is as much about people
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    as it is forests.                       and their professors will visit
                                                                                A Deal Worth Cheering,                                                              guides and business own-                the Adirondack Park Agency                                                      Follensby Pond to contemplate
     in 2007. The intervening financial crises may have added                   published on June 20, 2007,              project coordinated by the Wildlife        ers about the project. Views            and the Local Government
                                                                                                                         Conservation Society.                                                                                                                                              the intersection of science and
     some challenges, but, as this project timeline shows, we’ve                putting purchase in the context                                                     expressed were largely positive.        Review Board.                                                                   philosophy.
     made astounding progress and our commitment to com-                        of timber industry shifts and                                                       Newcomb Supervisor George
     pleting this project is resolute. As we move forward, the
                                                                                importance of keeping large                                                         Canon, for instance, said, “The                                                                                     •   the forests on all of these
                                                                                ecosystems intact.                                                                  snowmobile trail connections are                                                                                        tracts will continue to filter
     greatest source of hope and inspiration is the variety of                                                                                                      very big. The proposal is to con-                                                                                       fresh water, clean our air,
     people with whom we are working to make history—local                                                                                                          nect Newcomb, Minerva, Long                                                                                             provide habitat for wildlife,
                                                                                                                                                                    Lake, Indian Lake and North                                                                                             as well as store carbon as
     leaders, outdoor guides, forestry professionals, philanthro-                                                                                                   Hudson…It’s pretty great to                                                                                             they grow and mature at
     pists, business owners, and many others.                                                                                                                       get some real economic benefit                                                                                          nature’s pace.
                                                                                                                                                                    from it.”



                                     otHER NotABLE                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           heart of the
     2000s cont.                     MILEStoNES AND EVENtS                                                                                                                                                                                      •   Adirondack Chapter begins
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    to host high school interns
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             adirondacks -
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             this project is so
                                                                            •   our Headwaters                                                                  •   “Adirondack Wilderness”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    from New York City, as part              complex that it merits
     •   Sable Highlands -           •   Staying Connected in the               Campaign raised $34.7                                                               – teamed up with photographer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    of a program now called LEAF,            its own mini timeline.
         104,000 acres purchased         Northern Forest - Depart-              million, exceeding its goal                                                         Nathan Farb and ecologist Jerry
         and protected as                                                       by $11.2 million, to support                                                        Jenkins to publish a must-have                                                  Leaders in Environmental Action
                                                 ments of Transporta-                                                                                                                                                                               for the Future.
         follows: 84,000 acres                   tion, local land trusts,       science, stewardship and                                                            coffee-table book.
         sold to a timber com-
         pany and protected
                                                 Wildlife Conservation
                                                 Society, US Fish &
                                                                                land protection work in the
                                                                                Adirondacks.                                                                    •   Lake Champlain biodi-                                                       •   Adirondack Conservation
                                                                                                                                                                    versity assessment – a                                                          Internship Program –
         by working forest                       Wildlife, Conservancy                                                                                                                                                                              a career-building program
         conservation easement                   programs, and a host       •   International conserva-                                                             Conservancy-wide focus on
         that allows for some                    of others collaborate
                                                                                tion exchanges - Domini-                                                            freshwater conservation led us      •   In 2004, Land trust Alli-               established in 2006 offering
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    opportunities for young people
                                                                                can Republic, Chile, China,                                                         to work with partners on a spe-         ance reported that 1,526
         public access; 20,000                   on habitat connectiv-                                                                                                                                                                              to gain practical skills and
                                                                                Altai Republic, Canada,                                                             cial report looking at the lake’s       local and regional land
         acres of new public                     ity work in key wildlife                                                                                                                                                                           professional experience in
                                                                                Mexico, and Africa.                                                                 aquatic ecosystems.                     trusts had protected 9.4
         lands, including Lyon                   linkages across four                                                                                                                                                                               the field of conservation.
                                                                                                                                                                                                            million acres.
         Mountain.                               states.

                                                                                     “sTATe To preserve heArT oF AdirondAcks”
                                                                                     February 15, 2008, The New york Times
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         > > > hearT of The adirondacKs                                                                                                                              $2,500,000 and up                     Kevin & Betty Ann Keane                  Fields Pond Foundation                 Mr. & Mrs. William Ughetta
                                                                                                                                                                     Anonymous                             Mr. Nathaniel J. Klipper                 Tennally Fortier & Ryan Smith          Mr. & Mrs. Ross Williams
                                                                                                                                                                     Butler Conservation Fund              Lori A. Lancaster                        Mr. David Goodman &                    Mr. & Mrs. D. Yanulavich
                                                                                                                                                                        & Butler Fund for the              Mr. Sandor G. Lehoczky &                    Ms. Sylvia Golbin



     {Campaign Reaches New Heights
                                                                                                                                                                        Environment                           Ms. Martha A. Escobar                 Joan R. McAlpin Charitable Trust       $1,000-$4,999
                                                                                                                                                                     Wild Adirondacks Fund                 Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence H. Linden            Dr. Joane Molenock &                   Anonymous
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Emily Lyons                                 Dr. Daniel E. Karig                 Barbara L. Bedford &
                                                                                                                                                                     $1,000,000-$2,499,999                 Larry & Nancy Master                     Dr. & Mrs. Robert O. Preyer               Charles C. Geisler
                                                                                                                                                                     Anonymous                                 Adirondack Community Trust -         Mr. & Mrs. Theodore Roosevelt IV       Mr. & Mrs. Perry J. Bolton
                                                                                                                                                                     Estate of J. Philip Anderegg              Master Family Fund                   Mr. Scott Shleifer                     Mrs. Joan R. Burchenal
                                                                                                                                                                     Mr. Daniel C. Chung &                 Keith D. and Linda Monda                 Richard Tredwell                       Mr. Peter W. Collinge &
                                                                                                                                                                        Ms. Alexandra Alger                Mr. & Mrs. Mark L. Pacala                Sally S. Venerable                        Ms. Carol A. Thiel
                                                                                                                                                                     Mr. & Mrs. David Henle                William L. Paternotte Family                                                    Corning Incorporated Foundation
                                                                                                                                                                         The Joan C. &                     Mrs. Meredith M. Prime                   $5,000-$9,999                          Dr. James L. & Mrs. Dena
                                                                                                                                                                         David L. Henle Foundation             Adirondack Community Trust -         Anonymous                                 Dannenberg
                                                                                                                                                                     Lee & Nancy Keet                          Meredith M. Prime Fund               Alice & Bill Boardman                  Mr. & Mrs. David Dearborn
                                                                                                                                                                     Estate of Cynthia Lefferts            Prospect Hill Foundation                 Charlie & Judy Canham                  Mr. & Mrs. Jeff T. DeWeese
                                                                                                                                                                     Northern Forest Protection Fund,      Andrew Rosenthal & Shari Levine          Mr. & Mrs. John E. Colston             Andrew H. Feinman &
                                                                                                                                                                        administered by the Open Space     John & Nancy Rosenthal                   Cleveland Dodge Foundation                Mary Van Hoomissen
                                                                                                                                                                        Conservancy, an affiliate of the   Mr. David J. Sorkin                      Mr. & Mrs. J. Matthew Davidson         Mr. John C. Fitzpatrick
                                                                                                                                                                        Open Space Institute               Mr. & Mrs. A. Morris                         J.M. Kaplan Fund                   Ms. Elizabeth Folwell &
                                                                                                                                                                     The Selz Foundation                      Williams, Jr.                         Mr. & Mrs. Steven DiMattia                Mr. Tom Warrington
                                                                                                                                                                     Weatherup Family Foundation                                                                                           Mr. & Mrs. Esty Foster
                                                                                                                                                                         Connie & Craig Weatherup                                                                                          Mr. Larry Fox
                                                                                                                                                                         Brock & Mary Weatherup                                                                                            Mr. & Mrs. Robert E. Friedman
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Mr. Charles W. Henry
                                                                                                                                                                     $500,000-$999,999                                                                                                     Mr. Donald Henry




     T
                                                                                                                                                                     Anonymous (3)                                                                                                         Matthew Hobart
                                                                                                                                                                     An affiliate of Blue Wolf Capital                                                                                     ING financial Services
                           he Heart of the Adirondacks, featuring                       extremely heartening. We are grateful to everyone who has                      Fund II, L.P.                                                                                                       Richard D. Jarvis
                                                                                                                                                                     Mr. D. O’Neill                                                                                                            Adirondack Community Trust –
                           the Finch and Follensby properties and                       made a contribution and pleased to report that generous
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Jarvis/Lamy Fund
                           including Blue Ledge (pictured above) and                    supporters have committed $32 million to date.                               $250,000-$499,999                                                                                                     Mr. & Mrs. Alan Jones
                           43 miles of Hudson River shoreline, is a                        We gratefully acknowledge the following friends who have                  Anonymous                                                                                                             Dr. & Mrs. Todd R. Jorgensen
                           globally important forest and freshwater                     made gifts or pledges to the campaign. In those instances                    Mr. & Mrs. John Bogle                                                                                                 Mr. Cliff A. Landesman &
                                                                                                                                                                     Mr. William & Mrs. Joan Grabe                                                                                            Ms. Shanny Peer
                           conservation effort. The ecological and                      when donors made a multi-year commitment, they are listed
                                                                                                                                                                     Harry & Lyn Groome                                                                                                    Janet Langlois
                           historic impacts of this epic undertaking                    by the full amount of their pledge. Due to space limitations                 F.M. Kirby Foundation, Inc.                                                                                           Mr. & Mrs. Henri Leclerc
     demand that we collectively stretch beyond what we dreamed                         gifts of $1,000 or more are listed on the opposite page.                     Lowe’s Charitable & Educational                                                                                       Mr. & Mrs. Les Lewis
     possible in order to see it through. Private support is essen-                     Every gift is important and contributes to a lasting legacy.                    Foundation                                                                                                         Cindy Loudenslager
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Lyn DuMoulin, pictured here paddling with her husband, supports
     tial to our ability to maintain the promise we and the state of                    (We do our best to ensure accuracy, so please let us know                    Douglas & Sarah Luke                                                                                                      John & Dorothy Caples Fund
                                                                                                                                                                     Bruce McLanahan                       the Heart of the Adirondacks Campaign because there is a finite amount of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Mr. James Lukenda &
     New York made to the public and future generations.                                if you spot an error or omission.)                                           Edward W. McNeil                      land on earth and she wants to protect special places for future generations.      Ms. Maura Lockhart
        The Heart of the Adirondacks is the most ambitious private                         Contact Nancy Van Wie, at 518.576.2082 x139 or                            Mrs. Annette Merle-Smith                                                                                              Mr. & Mrs. Richard MacKinnon
     fundraising campaign for conservation in the history of the                        nvanwie@tnc.org, to find out how you can participate in                      Estate of J. Dudley Moylan            $50,000-$99,999                          Dutchess Community Foundation          Matrix Environmental
     Adirondack Park. The sustained enthusiasm of our donors is                         this once-in-a-lifetime conservation opportunity.                            Charles & Sally Svenson               Dr. & Mrs. Michael A. Bettman            ExxonMobil Foundation, Inc.               Technologies, Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                     Estate of Amy P. Upjohn               Mr. Paul R. Dooling &                    FirstGiving, Inc.                      McKinsey & Company, Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Ms. Sandra Danussi                    Mr. John G. Fritzinger, Jr.            Mr. Robert S. Meyers
                                                                                                                                                                     $100,000-$249,999                     General Electric Company                 Dr. Rhoda F. Green &                   Heidi Nitze
                                                                                                                                                                     Anonymous (2)                         Francisca P. Irwin                          Mr. Edward M. Green                 Miss Nancy L. Olsen
                                                                                                                                                                     Carter & Suzy Bales                   Mr. Edward H. Miller                     Ms. Karen Hsu                          Mr. Alexander & Mrs. Alison


     2010s
                                                                                                                                                                     Jameson & Reginald Baxter             Revs. James & Margaret Miller            Mr. David P. Hunt                         Packard
                                                                                                                                                                     Lawrence B. Benenson                  Mr. & Mrs. Peter S. Paine, Jr.           Ray & Lola Johnson                     Mr. & Mrs. Francisco Pedraza
                                               •   Mountain lion – NYSDEC                                                                                            Ms. Bobbie Braun                          The Boquet Foundation, Inc.          Kauffman Foundation                    The Joel Shapiro Foundation, Inc.
                                                   released an analysis of tracks                                                                                         The Neuwirth Foundation, Inc.                                             Mr. & Mrs. Bruce Long                  Dr. John W. Sharpless &
                                                   and hair confirming that a moun-                                                                                  Peter and Lucia Carmen Buck           $25,000-$49,999                          Mr. & Mrs. Serge Lussi                    Ms. Janet Rutkowski
     •   Climate Change in the                     tain lion, originally from South
                                                   Dakota, traveled about 1,800
                                                                                                                                                                        Foundation
                                                                                                                                                                     Mr. & Mrs. J. Dennis Delafield
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Anonymous (3)
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Mr. & Mrs. Lynn Birdsong
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Bill Miller & Ida Honby                Mr. & Mrs. Michael Sormani
         Champlain Basin: What                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Ms. Ashley Milne-Tyte                  Mr. Ramsay Tanham
         natural resource managers can             miles (including a stop in Lake      •   Adirondack native and friend                                             Max & Victoria Dreyfus                Mrs. Frances Blaisdell                   Mr. & Mrs. William Morrill             Mr. Gregory F. Todd
         expect and do – published one             George) in search of a mate,
                                                   before it was killed by a car this
                                                                                            of the Conservancy and Land
                                                                                            trust Malinda Chapman uses
                                                                                                                                  •   Conservationist of                Foundation Inc.                    Michael H. & Elaine F. Brown             Mr. Eddie Mrozik &                     Truist
         of the first efforts in North Amer-                                                                                          the Year Award- for its        John & Margot Ernst                                                               Mrs. Nancy Van Wie                  Mr. James A. Underwood &
         ica to assess climate change              summer in Connecticut. This              her “outside Voice” to support            pioneering work on invasive    Mr. & Mrs. John Evangelakos           $10,000-$24,999                          James & Elaine Peters                     Ms. Carol A. Fisher
         on a watershed scale and offer            story speaks to the importance           a nationwide campaign encouraging         species issues, APIPP          John & Carol Fox                      Anonymous (2)                            Dr. & Mrs. W. Reid Pitts               Mr. & Mrs. Edward Van Woert
         adaptation strategies.                    of securing wildlife corridors           Americans to speak up for nature.         received formal recognition    Carolyn & Ed Fowler                   Carol L. Anderson                        Michael & Veronica Richter             Mr. & Mrs. David T. Warfield
                                                   between forested regions to              Watch a video and add your voice to       from the Adirondack Council    Barbara L. Glaser                     Marilyn Burns                            Mr. Martin L. Sage                     Arete & William B. Warren
     •   NYS Comptroller, thomas                   allow for species to someday             the cause:                                at a ceremony in Piseco, NY.        The Nordlys Foundation, Inc.     Mr. & Mrs. William B. Chappell, Jr.      Peter Schramel                         Mr. Gordon Whitten &
         P. DiNapoli, issues a report              return to areas they were once
                                                                                            www.outsidevoice.com.                                                    Jeffrey & Paula Gural                 Rosetta & Matt DeVito                    Mr. Jeffrey B. Sellon                     Ms. Nicole Sargent
         on the economic benefits of               pushed out of.
                                                                                                                                                                     Tad & Nancy Jeffrey                   Lyn DuMoulin                             Estate of Michael Stevenson            Ms. Mary Jo Yunis
         open space conservation.
                                                                                                                                                                     Eric Katzman & Melissa Elstein        Equinox Foundation, Inc.                 Mr. & Mrs. Daniel B. Strickler, Jr.    Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Zwelling
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     {Annual Operating Fund
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Trail camera, Boreas Pond tract, August, 2011



     The annual fund supports the day-to-day work of our capable staff in Keene Valley. We are grateful for every                                                Mr. & Mrs. Lynn Birdsong                    Mrs. Margaret I. Harbison              Mr. & Mrs. Justice Reed                   Mr. & Mrs. Timothy Barnett
     operating gift contributed to the Adirondack Chapter of The Nature Conservancy and the Adirondack Land                                                      Mr. Robert H. Bliss                         Dr. & Mrs. William Harbison                 F.G.K. Foundation                    Mr. & Mrs. Hans Birle
                                                                                                                                                                 Alice & Bill Boardman                       Mr. & Mrs. Andrew D. Hart, Jr.         Mr. & Mrs. Charles Ritchie                Mrs. Frances Blaisdell
     Trust. The following pages list individuals who donated $100 or more between July 1, 2010 and June 30, 2011.                                                Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth H. Brownell              Ms. Sarah Hart                              Staritch Foundation, Inc.            Victoria & Wilber H. Boies
     Every gift is important. Please let us know if you spot an error or omission. For a complete list of giving                                                     Evergreen Foundation, Inc.              Mr. & Mrs. Harold Hawkey               Ted & Minney Robb                         Mr. & Mrs. Perry J. Bolton
                                                                                                                                                                 Dr. & Mrs. John Brust                           Harweb Foundation                  Mrs. Irene L. Schmitt                     David K. Broadwell, M.D. &
     opportunities, contact Nancy Van Wie, 518.576.2082 x139 or nvanwie@tnc.org.                                                                                 Marilyn Burns Fund                          Mrs. Daphne E. Hallowell               Mimi Seagears                                Ms. Christine R. Wilmot
                                                                                                                                                                     Bingham, Osborn & Scarborough               Headlands Farm                          The Seagears Family Foundation       Mr. Marcus F. Brown
                                                                                                                                                                     Foundation                              Mrs. Amy D. Heintz                     Mr. & Mrs. Norman Sheer                   Mr. W. Dean Brown
                                                                                                                                                                 Mr. Stephen H. Burrington &                     Heintz Family Trust                Mr. & Mrs. Roger Smith                    Mr. & Mrs. J. Martin Carovano
     $50,000 and up                            General Atlantic LLC                Mr. & Mrs. Mark L. Pacala                Mr. Ted C. Kennedy                      Ms. Abigail A. Swaine                    Mr. & Mrs. Edward Hoffman              Mr. Chandler Stein                            Vanguard Charitable Endowment
     Dr. & Mrs. Robert T. Callear              Joan & Bill Grabe                   Dr. & Mrs. Robert Preyer                 Mrs. Ann Pfohl Kirby                 Mr. & Mrs. George Bush                      Ms. Sarah L. Holland                   Dr. David D. Stone                            Program
     F. M. Kirby Foundation, Inc.              Lyn & Harry Groome                      Robert O. Preyer Charitable Lead     Dara & Todd La Porte                 Mr. Frederick C. Calder                     Mr. & Mrs. Samuel Hoopes               Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Strickler               Mr. & Mrs. William B. Chappell, Jr.
     Mrs. David A. Weir                        Mr. David Pratt Hunt                    Unitrust                             Mr. Arthur L. Loeb                   Ms. Mary Lynne V. Campbell                  Mr. & Mrs. John Hubbard, Jr.           Mr. & Mrs. Enos Throop                    Mr. & Mrs. Howard Cohen
         David and Candace Weir Foundation     Mr. & Mrs. Raymond Johnson          Ellen M. Scholle                             The Arthur Loeb Foundation           The Cerf-Dunbar Fund of The                 The John C. & Susan K. Hubbard     Paul F. Torrence & Bonnie Johnson         Mr. & Mrs. Aims Coney
                                               Nancy Olmsted Kaehr &               Ms. Margaret J. Smith                    Edward W. McNeil                         Community Foundation for the National       Foundation                         Mr. & Mrs. William Ughetta                Mr. Raymond P. Curran &
     $20,000 - $49,999                            Michael G. Kaehr Fund at             Teck Foundation                          McNeil Investments                   Capital Region                          Dr. & Mrs. Keith Johnson               Ms. Amy L. Vedder &                          Ms. Kathleen Daggett
     Anonymous                                    The San Diego Foundation         Mr. & Mrs. Harry Tobiassen               The MeadWestvaco Foundation          Mr. & Mrs. Donald Clifford                      The Keith & Nancy Johnson Family      Mr. Bill Weber                         Mr. & Mrs. Curtis Cushman
     Mr.& Mrs David L. Henle                   Kelsey Trust                        Richard Tredwell                         Reverend & Mrs. James Miller         Mr. & Mrs. David Cuthell                        Foundation                         Sally S. Venerable                        DCP Midstream MGP
         The Joan C. & David L. Henle          Mr. & Mrs. Jonathan Linen           Ms. Dorothy C. Treisman                      Fidelity Chartiable Gift Fund    The Margaret A. Darrin Foundation           Mr. & Mrs. Alan Jones                  Helene P. Victor                          Philip & Lenore Defliese
         Foundation                            Douglas & Sarah Luke                Walbridge Fund, Ltd.                     Norcross Wildlife Foundation, Inc.   Dr. & Mrs. William DeHoff                   Mr. & Mrs. J. David Joor               Mr. & Mrs. Peter Walker                   Mr. Paul R. Dooling &
     Overhills Foundation                      Mr. Bruce McLanahan                 Mr. & Mrs. Brock Weatherup               Mrs. Molly G. Rockefeller            Mr. & Mrs. John Dillon                      Dr. & Mrs. Todd Jorgensen              Mrs. Georgia E. Welles                       Ms. Sandra Danussi
     Ms. Lili Schad                                Vanguard Charitable Endowment       Weatherup Family Foundation          John & Nancy Rosenthal               Dr. Thomas P. Doolittle                     Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Kalaris              Mr. & Mrs. Charles West                       Vanguard Charitable Endowment
     Mr. Jeffrey Sellon                            Program                                                                      Meadowhill Fund                  Mr. & Mrs. Donald Dorn                      Mr. & Mrs. Peter Kellogg               Dr. Gregory J. Whiffen                        Program
         John A. Sellon Charitable             Stephanie & Robert M. Olmsted       $2,500 - $4,999                          Mr. & Mrs. Brian Ruder               Ms. Joanne W. Dwyer                             Kirk & Megan Kellogg Foundatioin   Mr. Donald P. Wichman                     Dr. & Mrs. E. Linn Draper, Jr.
         Residual Trust                        Mr. & Mrs. Peter S. Paine, Jr.      Anonymous                                    The Ayco Charitable Foundation   Mr. & Mrs. Irvine Flinn                     Dr. & Mrs. Robert Kendall              Mr. & Mrs. Barrie A. Wigmore              Mr. Gary Dreiblatt &
     Mr. Joel H. Treisman                          Boquet Foundation, Inc.         Mr. Charles H. Bennett &                 Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Stuzin                The New York Community Trust            Dr. Howard Kirschenbaum &                   The Barrie A. & Deedee Wigmore          Ms. Nancy B. Sinkoff
         Joseph & Joan Cullman Conservation    William L. Paternotte Family           Ms. Edythe W. Robbins                     W.W. & G.O. Chorske Foundation   Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Forester                    Ms. Mary Rapp                            Foundation                               FJC
         Foundation                            Mr. Edward D. Petty                 Philip & Sarah Bogdanovitch                  Baltimore Community Foundation   Mr. & Mrs. Drew Forhan                      Mr. & Mrs. Howard Linke                Philip & Tricia Winterer                  Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Farrell
     Connie & Craig Weatherup                  Drs. Howard W. & Ora K. Smith       Charles & Judy Canham                    Ms. Marion M. Thompson, in memory        The Hudson Community Foundation         Dr. & Mrs. Robert Locke                Mr. & Mrs. David Wolff                    Andrew H. Feinman &
     Wright-Cook Foundation                        Kingsley Foundation             Mr. & Mrs. John E. Colston                  of her son, David Thompson        Stephen C. Frauenthal                       Mr. & Mrs. Stuart Lucks                Mr. & Mrs. Frederick Wonham                  Mary Van Hoomissen
                                               Ms. Paige N. Smith                      John E. Colston Private Foundation                                        Ms. Caroline E. Gaynor &                    The Lyme Timber Company, NH            Mr. & Mrs. Cecil Wray                         Alfred & Harriet Feinman Foundation
     $10,000 - $19,999                         Charles & Sally Svenson             Joan K. Davidson                         $1,000 - $2,499                         Mr. Herb Ruiz                            Mr. & Mrs. Theodore Mack                    Adirondack Community Trust           Mr. Andrew G. Frank
     Anonymous (3)                                                                     The J. M. Kaplan Fund, Inc.          Anonymous (4)                        General Electric Foundation                 Mr. & Mrs. Richard Malloch                                                       Ms. Wendy Fuller-Mora &
     Mr. & Mrs. Kurt Abrahamson                $5,000 - $9,999                     Mr. & Mrs. J. Dennis Delafield           Mr. & Mrs. Ernest Abrahamson            Matching Gift Program                    Mr. & Mrs. John Marrella               $500 - $999                                  Mr. Jeffrey G. Mora
         Charles Schwab & Co., Inc.            Mr. & Mrs. Carter Bales                 The New York Community Trust         Mr. & Mrs. John Adams                Mr. & Mrs. Roderic Giltz                    Mr. Merle D. Melvin                    Anonymous                                 Mr. & Mrs. Clinton Furnald
     Adirondack Community Trust -              Jameson & Reginald Baxter           ExxonMobil Corporation                   Adirondack Community Trust-Jarvis/       Adirondack Community Trust-             Sam Scott Miller                       Anonymous In Memory of Bernell                Mary & Christopher Rodgers Foundation
        Master Family Fund 2                   Carol & John Fox                    Carolyn & Ed Fowler                         Lamy Fund                             Port Jackson Fund                       Ms. Adelia Moore &                        H. & Marjorie J. Gilbert               Mr. & Mrs. Ronald Gehl
     Adirondack Community Trust-               General Electric Foundation         Sarah Winter French                      Allen Family Fund                    Barbara L. Glaser                              Mr. Thomas R. Gerety                Adirondack Community Trust-               Mr. & Mrs. Robert Gianniny
        Meredith M. Prime Fund                    Matching Gift Program            John G. Fritzinger, Jr.                      Marin Community Foundation       Mrs. Alyce Ray Goessling                    Mr. & Mrs. James T. Morley                 Kelly R. Huiatt Fund                      Rochester Area Community Foundation
     Dr. & Mrs. Michael Bettmann               Mr. & Mrs. Ian Highet                   Adirondack Community Trust           Mrs. Ann H. Armstrong                Dr. Rhoda F. Green &                            St. Huberts Foundation Trust       Adirondack Community Trust-               Mr. & Mrs. Walter Gilges
     Mr. & Mrs. John Bogle                     Mr. & Mrs. Edward Konikowski        Lawrence M. Gelb Foundation              Bank of America Matching Gifts          Mr. Edward M. Green                      Mr. & Mrs. J. Richard Munro                The Mirror Lake Inn Charitable Fund   Mr. & Mrs. Robert Glennon
         John C. Bogle Charitable Lead Trust   Mr. & Mrs. Serge Lussi              Francisca P. Irwin                       Mr. & Mrs. Lionel O. Barthold        Ms. Jessica Griffiths                       Dr. Robert J. Patterson                Mr. & Mrs. Robert Andrews                 Mr. & Mrs. David Gosda
     Butler Conservation Fund                  Mr. Michael Mulcahy &               Mr. & Mrs. Robert H. Jeffrey II          Prof. Barbara L. Bedford &               Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund           Putnam Investments Matching            Mrs. Sue Armstrong                        Greenwich Investment
     Mr. & Mrs. Robert Friedman                   Ms. Susan Terwilliger            Mr. James Johnson                           Dr. Charles C. Geisler            Barbara Matthews Hancock                       Gift Program                        Dr. Duffield Ashmead IV                      Management
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     Dr. Clyde C. Griffen                Kevin & Betty Ann Keane             Dr. & Mrs. Woods McCahill           $100 - $499                            Mr. & Mrs. Donald Bogucki           Mrs. Joan A. Clark
     Mr. & Mrs. Harry Groome, IV             Vanguard Charitable Endowment       Adirondack Community Trust      Anonymous (4)                          Mrs. Lynn H. Boillot                Ms. Dorothy L. Clausen                     > > > n y c e v e n T d r aw s a c r o w d


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         National Philanthropic Trust        Program                         Mr. & Mrs. W. Scott McGraw          Dr. & Mrs. Kenneth Adams                   Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund   Dick & Tilly Close
     Mrs. Mary S. Hamilton
     Dr. & Mrs. William Harbison
                                         Mr. & Mrs. Alexander Keeler
                                             Keeler Motor Car Company
                                                                             Mr. & Mrs. Jay McGraw
                                                                             Mr. Bill McKibben &
                                                                                                                 Adirondack Community Trust-
                                                                                                                    Alethe and Frank Lescinsky
                                                                                                                                                        Mr. & Mrs. Robert Booth
                                                                                                                                                        Mr. & Mrs. William Boyce
                                                                                                                                                                                            Mr. William C. Close
                                                                                                                                                                                            Mr. & Mrs. David Coffin
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Funds Raised for
     Mr. H. Gerald Hare                  Mrs. Janet C. Kireker                  Ms. Sue Halpern                     Pass-Through Fund                   Mr. & Mrs. Robert Bradbury          Mr. & Mrs. Richard Cohen                    Adirondack Conservation



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       a
     Mr. & Mrs. Walter Hartmann          Ms. Kathleen C. Larzelere           Ms. Elizabeth S. McLanahan          Adirondack Forty-Sixers, Inc.          Mr. Peter W. Bragdon                Mr. Herbert J. Coles & Ms. June Fait
     Mr. & Mrs. David Heider                 Frederick & Patricia Supper     Mrs. Annette Merle-Smith            Adirondack Mountain Club -             Ms. Catherine A. Brennan                Raymond James Charitable
     Ms. Dorothy M. Horne                    Foundation, Inc.                    The Lookout Fund                   Albany Chapter                      Dr. & Mrs. John Brennan                 Endowment Fund
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          dirondack Chapter Trustee Mike Richter
     Mr. & Mrs. Michael James            Mr. & Mrs. Richard Lempert          Mr. & Mrs. Gerrish Milliken         Adirondack Mountain Club -             Mrs. Karla G. Brieant               Mr. Peter W. Collinge &                                       this spring was among the celebrity guests
     William & Mary Janeway              Dr. & Mrs. Robert Lewit             Mr. & Mrs. Philip Moldenhauer          Glen Falls Saratoga Chapter         Mr. & Mrs. Jack Broeils                Ms. Carol A. Thiel                                         at a benefit sponsored by The Nature
         Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund   Mr. & Mrs. George Lockhart          Ms. Carol J. Pinney                 Adirondack Mountain Club -             Mr. & Mrs. Douglas Brooks               T. Rowe Price Program for Charitable                      Conservancy’s Young Professionals
     Mrs. Jocelyn R. Jerry                   Schwab Charitable Fund          Mrs. Sonja C. Poe                      Lake Placid Chapter                 Mr. & Mrs. Jere Brophy                  Giving
     Mr. & Mrs. Pliny Jewell             Daniel & Carol Luthringshauser      Dr. & Mrs. Mark Pohlman             Aecom Technology Corporation           Ms. Alice F. Brown &                Mr. & Mrs. Thad Collum
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Group in New York City. Carol Fox, also
     Mr. & Mrs. Charles Johnson          Dr. Ian & Rebecca MacKellar             Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund   Mr. Norman Altstedter                     Mr. Andrew R. McClellan          Mr. Ted E. Colwell, Sr.                                       a chapter trustee, and her husband, John,
     Mrs. Elaine E. Joost                Mr. & Mrs. George Mallett           Ms. Katharine M. Preston &          Mr. & Mrs. Woodbury Andrews            Dr. & Mrs. John Brown               Mr. & Mrs. Robert Conley                   were among the event’s host committee members.
     Mr. & Mrs. Robert Kafin                 Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund      Mr. John Bingham                 Mr. Nathan R. Andrews                  Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Brown             Mr. & Mrs. Bernard F. Conners                “Wild At Heart—Cooking Up a Sustainable Life” was
                                                                             Mr. Edward Prince                   Mr. & Mrs. Philip Arthur               Mr. & Mrs. William Brown                The Bernard F. Conners Foundation
                                                                             Mr. W. Alec Reid                    Mr. & Mrs. Larry Athens                Mr. & Mrs. Mark Bruns               Mr. & Mrs. Tom Connors
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       held in March at Tribeca Rooftop, celebrating food and
                                                                             Mr. & Mrs. John Reschovsky          Mr. & Mrs. Brian Bader                 Dr. & Mrs. James Budny              Mr. Anthony Consoli                        conservation and helping to support the Conservancy’s
     FINANCIAL SuMMARY FISCAL YEAR 2011                                      Mr. & Mrs. Robert Ringlee           Mr. Jeremy D. Baker                    Ms. Mary A. Buehler-Brandt          Ms. Sally Conyne & Dr. Frank B. Gill       epic Heart of the Adirondacks project.
     Annual giving again reached record levels following a strong            Prof. Nicholas A. Robinson              The Ruth & Louis Baker Family      Mr. & Mrs. Howard Bullard           Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Cooper                    The evening featured local, sustainable dishes prepared
                                                                             Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Savage                Foundation                         Mr. & Mrs. Caleb Burchenal          Coreys Residents Association
     fiscal year 2010. Donors contributed $1,094,027 to our                  Dr. John W. Sharpless &             Mrs. Jane M. Baker                     Mr. & Mrs. Peter Burk               Mr. & Mrs. James Crane
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       by some of New York City’s leading culinary innovators,
     Keene Valley operations, which pays for our capable staff                  Ms. Janet Rutkowski              Dr. & Mrs. John Baker                  Mr. & Mrs. Dean Butts               Ms. Jeannie H. Cross &                     including Jonathan Waxman, Barbuto chef and author of
     team to advance our on-the-ground conservation efforts                  Ms. Suzanne Siner                   Mr. Robert P. Ball                     Mrs. Patricia A. Calascibett           Mr. Thomas Woodman                      A Great American Cook; Joey Campanaro, chef and own-
     including scientific research, preserve management, stew-               Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Spongberg        Mr. Joseph A. Barbieri                 Mr. & Mrs. William Calder           Mr. Arthur F. Crotty &                     er of the Little Owl and Market Table, and winner of the
                                                                             Ted Stork & Mary Barrie             Dr. & Mrs. Clyde Barker                Mr. & Mrs. Charles Cammack             Ms. Patricia Palmateer
     ardship, invasive species rapid response and more. Gifts to             Mr. & Mrs. Thompson Swayne          Mr. Robert M. Barnett &                Mr. William S. Carbine
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       2011 Bon Appetit “Master Chef Classic”; Jimmy Bradley,
                                                                                                                                                                                            Mr. Richard Cunningham
     operations also enable us to keep our donors informed and to            Mr. & Mrs. Fairman Thompson            Ms. Susan R. Mandler                Mr. & Mrs. Bernard Carman           Mrs. Edgar A. C. Curran                    chef and owner of neighborhood favorites The Red Cat
     raise private contributions paramount to our success. Cash              Mr. & Mrs. Garry Trudeau            Mr. Richard J. Bartlett                Mr. & Mrs. John Carpenter           Mr. & Mrs. David Curtis                    and The Harrison, and author of The Red Cat Cookbook,
     gifts to capital projects for fiscal year 2011 totaled $2,231,025.      Ms. Chase Twichell                  Mr. & Mrs. Edward Beach                Mrs. Joan M. Carr                   Mrs. Jean B. Cushman                       and Jason Giagrande , FLIK’s Director of Food Service
                                                                             Mr. & Mrs. David Twichell           Mr. Richard Beamish &                  Mr. Robert E. Carter                Mr. Timothy Dannenhoffer
     We are deeply grateful for every donation.                                                                     Ms. Rachel K. Rice
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Operations and Events at NBCUniversal.
                                                                             Ms. Anne H. Van Ingen &                                                    Ms. Diane Cast                      Mr. Joseph D. Davies
         The Adirondack Chapter of The Nature Conservancy                       Mr. Wesley Haynes                Mr. & Mrs. David Belden                Mr. & Mrs. Bruce Catlin             Mr. & Mrs. George Davis                      Nearly 400 guests savored delectable dishes from a selec-
     and the Adirondack Land Trust faced some important chal-                Ms. Mary Van Vleck                  Mr. & Mrs. Paul Bell                   Mr. & Mrs. C. Richard Catlin        Dr. & Mrs. James C. Dawson                 tion of tasting stations while enjoying music from the Back
     lenges in fiscal year 2011, largely because of the need to bend             Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund   Dr. & Mrs. Richard Bennett             Mr. & Mrs. Andrew Chalnick          Mr. Donald T. Day                          Porch Society. Video panels flashed gorgeous Adirondack
                                                                             Mr. & Mrs. Wayne Virkler            Ms. Ethel Bernard                      Mr. John Chamberlain &                  Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund
     every effort to raise money for Heart of the Adirondacks                                                                                                                                                                          scenery and iconic wildlife images. Our chapter is grate-
                                                                             Mr. & Mrs. James Visconti           Mr. William Berner                        Ms. Barbara A. Brosnan           Dr. & Mrs. C. De Armas
     and to allocate the greatest possible resources to helping              Mrs. Jeanne B. Walsh                Ms. Nancy A. Bernstein                 Mrs. Lilian S. L. Chance            Mr. & Mrs. David Dearborn                  ful to the Young Professionals Group for hosting such a
     close out our $35 million private fundraising campaign by               Dr. & Mrs. Peter White              Mr. & Mrs. John Bessette               Ms. Cynthia L. Chandler             Ms. Janet P. Decker                        wonderful event to benefit a globally-significant forest and
     December 1, 2011. We were able to balance our budget                    Ms. Jean Kim Wilson                 Mr. & Mrs. Elwin Bigelow               Dr. & Mrs. Glen Chapman             Dr. & Mrs. Lee DeCoster                    freshwater conservation effort in the Adirondacks.
                                                                             Mr. & Mrs. Robert Worth             Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Bissell              Mr. Walter M. Chapman               Mr. & Mrs. Robert Dedrick
     through greater than expected annual giving and through                     New York Community Trust        Dr. & Mrs. Howard Black                Mr. & Mrs. Robert Chase             Mr. Richard J. Deneale
     the deployment of reserves built up in previous years that              Mr. & Mrs. Andrej Zajac             Katharine S. Beale & Robert F. Boehm   Mrs. Sally H. Childs                    Willsboro Pharmacy, Inc.                   Learn more about the Young Professionals Group
     now support the continued great work of the chapter.                                                                                                                                                                                  on the Web: nature.org/ypg.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Volunteers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             In addition to the hundreds of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        volunteers, we extend a heartfelt thanks
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      to the following individuals for contributing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          their valuable time and talent to our
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              conservation efforts between
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   September 1, 2010
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                and September 30, 2011.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                         ADIRoNDACK HERo/VoLuNtEER
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                oF tHE YEAR
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dave Perkins,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            NYS Snowmobile Association

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    FIELD tRIP LEADERS AND EVENt SPEAKERS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Ray Curran
     > > > way s o f g i v i n g                                           Mr. & Mrs. John Denny          Fort Orange Garden Club             Mr. & Mrs. Jerrier Haddad          Vivian Leith & Stewart S. Hudnut            Edgley Family/Edgley Farms
                                                                           Mr. John E. Dewar &            Mr. & Mrs. James Fosburgh           Mr. & Mrs. Edward Hail             Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Hunkins                          Julia Goren



     }    Property Donated                                                   Ms. Sandra A. McCloy         Mr. & Mrs. Robert Fraser            Mr. & Mrs. Steven Halasz           Ms. Susan L. Hunsdon                              Susan Hopkins
                                                                           Mr. & Mrs. Gerald Dickerhoof   Mr. & Mrs. Keith Fredlund           Mr. & Mrs. Edward Hale             Mr. & Mrs. William Hutchens                        Gary Lincoff
                                                                           Mr. Donald C. Dickinson        Mr. John P. Freeman &               Ms. Wendy B. Hall                  Ms. Deborah S. Hutchings                            Bill Localio

          to Conservancy                                                   Natalie DiMattia
                                                                           Mr. Perry W. Dimmick &
                                                                             Ms. Lindsay D. Ruth
                                                                                                             Ms. Tillie Helms
                                                                                                          Mr. J. R. Friedman
                                                                                                          Mr. Max Friedman
                                                                                                                                              Dr. & Mrs. William Hamilton
                                                                                                                                              Ms. Nancy L. Hammond &
                                                                                                                                                 Ms. Olivia A. Isil
                                                                                                                                                                                 Immaculate Conception Church
                                                                                                                                                                                 Mr. & Mrs. Charles Irose
                                                                                                                                                                                 Mr. & Mrs. Richard Irwin
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Melanie McCormack
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Phil Terrie
                                                                              The Community Foundation    Ms. Sally Friedman                  The Hanney Family                  Mrs. Carol Jackman
     In March Blue Wolf Capital Fund II, L.P. (“Blue Wolf ”), the          Mr. Michael G. Dinunzio        Mr. & Mrs. Timothy Fritzinger       The Honorable Dorcas Hardy         Mr. & Mrs. Paul Jackson                  NAtuRE PRESERVE ADoPtERS
     New York-based private equity fund, donated a surplus property        Mr. & Mrs. Mark Dollard        Dr. & Mrs. John Fulco                   Dorcas R. Hardy & Associates   Mr. & Mrs. Garry Jewett
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Duncan Cutter, Everton Falls
     in Rockford, Illinois, to The Nature Conservancy. A former in-        Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Donohue      Mr. John E. Fuller                  Mr. & Mrs. Edward Harris           Mr. Edward A. Johnson
                                                                           Ms. Nancy A. Douglas           Mr. & Mrs. Matthew Funchion         Mr. Walter F. Harrison III
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               John Davis, Coon Mountain
                                                                                                                                                                                 Ms. Deanna K. Johnston
     dustrial laundry facility with an approximate value of $500,000,      Mr. Michael P. Douglass        Mr. & Mrs. David Furman                                                                                      Melissa Gowett, Clintonville Pine Barrens
                                                                                                                                              Dr. & Mrs. Howard R. Hart, Jr.     Mr. Wayne A. Johnston
     the property will be sold by the Conservancy and, ultimately,         Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey Doyle       Mr. & Mrs. Robert Gardner           Mrs. Polly P. Hart                     Ruthie’s Run                     Evelyn Greene, Hudson River Ice Meadows
     transformed into a cash donation from Blue Wolf toward our            Ms. Frances L. Driscoll        Mr. & Mrs. Robert Garver            Mr. & Mrs. Ronald Hartsock         Mr. William S. Joplin &                    Wes Lampman, Silver Lake Bog
     “Heart of the Adirondacks” campaign.                                  Ms. Margaret Drobnik           Ms. Gail M. Gaskin                  Mr. & Mrs. Richard Harvey             Ms. Mary A. Bell                        Bill LaRocque, Spring Pond Bog
                                                                           Ms. Gloria A. Drucker          General Electric Foundation         Ms. Marguerite H. V. Hasbrouck     Ms. Betty J. Jordan &                    Ted Meskunas, Gadway Sandstone
       Blue Wolf and the Conservancy first worked together in 2007,        Mr. & Mrs. Peter Dunham           Matching Gift Program                                                                                                  Pavement Barrens
                                                                                                                                              Mrs. Barbara K. Hass                  Mr. Michael Luke
     when we purchased 161,000 acres of Adirondack forestland from         Mr. & Mrs. James Durante       Mr. & Mrs. Rocco Giampaolo          Hawkeye Conservationists           Mr. & Mrs. David Jordan                   Elizabeth Rogers, Silver Lake Bog
     Finch Paper Holdings LLC, a Blue Wolf portfolio company.              Mr. & Mrs. George Ehinger      Mr. & Mrs. Randall Giltz            Mr. Gary W. Hayford                Dr. & Mrs. Eugene Kaczka                     Jim Visconti, Silver Lake Bog
       “We are delighted to further our relationship with The Nature       Mr. Richard F. Eisenberg       Mr. Norman J. Ginstling             Mr. & Mrs. Robert Haymer           Mr. & Mrs. David Kaiser
                                                                           Mr. & Mrs. Michael Elitzer     Mr. & Mrs. George Giokas            Dr. & Mrs. Robert Heineman         Mr. & Mrs. Ferdinand Kaiser
     Conservancy and support their important work through this             Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Elkinton                                                                                                                    SPECIAL EVENtS AND PRoJECtS
                                                                                                          Mr. & Mrs. Morris Glenn             Mr. Huyler C. Held                 Mr. John Kapcio
     donation,” said Adam Blumenthal, Managing Partner of Blue             Joanne Elliott                 Ms. Megan C. Glennon                Ms. Margery C. Henneman            Mr. Kevin A. Karl &                               Karen Culpepper
     Wolf. “With this gift, we found a creative and beneficial home for    Mr. John L. Engel              Mrs. Norma W. Goff                  Ms. Barbara L. Hennig                 Ms. Katherine Steffens
                                                                           Mr. & Mrs. Mark Epstein        Mr. & Mrs. Victor Gold
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Melissa Eisinger, Adirondack Community Trust
     a property that did not fit with our investment thesis and we could                                                                      Mrs. Jean V. S. Henry              Mr. & Mrs. Steven Kellogg
                                                                           Ms. Denise M. Erickson &       Mrs. Ann L. Goldsmith               Mr. John P. Heslop
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Steve & Wendy Hall, Adirondack Wildlife Refuge
     no longer use.”                                                                                                                                                             Mr. John E. Kelsch
                                                                             Mr. James T. Bark            Mr. & Mrs. Neil Golub               Mrs. Mary Page Hickey              Mr. & Mrs. Harvey Kelsey
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Ron Konowitz
       “The Conservancy thanks Blue Wolf for their creative gift,          Dr. & Mrs. Michael Esposito        Golub Family Foundation, Inc.   Mr. Hans P. Himelein &             Mr. Todd O. Kempainen &                               Bill Localio
     the first donation of industrial property in six years,” said Bill    Mr. Michael P. Esposito, Jr.   Bob & Marge Goodwin                    Ms. Janice C. Kyle                 Ms. Jorun Gran-Hendriksen                         Larry Master
     Ulfelder, New York State Director of The Nature Conservancy.          Essex County Adirondack        Mr. Charles P. Gosselink &          Mr. & Mrs. Robert Hindman          Mr. & Mrs. Richard Kepes                             Matt Medler
                                                                             Garden Club                     Rev. Charlotte G. Gosselink      Mrs. Martha F. Hoar                Mr. & Mrs. Douglas Kerr                           Peter S Paine, Jr.
     “The firm’s ability to think outside of the box will be a tremen-
                                                                           Mr. & Mrs. Peter Estus         Ms. Emilie W. Gould                 Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Hobbs            Ms. Jean M. Keskulla &
     dous help in supporting our Heart of the Adirondacks campaign.”       Mrs. Nancy Eustance            Mr. Jim Gould                       Edward A. Hogan, Esq.                 Mr. George H. Stalker
       The Nature Conservancy’s “Trade Lands” program facilitated          Mr. John J. Evans                  Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund   Mr. Rush D. Holt &                 Mr. Raymond A. Ketchledge                    SuMMIt StEWARDSHIP
     this generous gift. Since its inception in 1981, the program has      Mrs. Yvonne C. Farmer          Ms. Miriam B. Goulding &               Ms. Margaret L. Lancefield      Mr. & Mrs. Jefferson Kirby                        Carrie Clendaniel
                                                                           Dr. Jay S. Federman &             Mr. Wallace O. Westfeldt         Mr. Richard Hooker III             Mr. Jeremiah Kirwan                                 Ethan Collins
     received over $300 million worth of real estate gifts, ranging
                                                                             Dr. Dorothy Federman         Ms. Alyse R. Greenberg              Mr. & Mrs. John Hopkinson          Dr. & Mrs. Jack Kolff                               Ian Ellbogen
     from single family residences to apartment houses to industrial       Ms. Margo L. Fenn              Mrs. Elizabeth B. Griffiths         Mr. & Mrs. Brian Houseal           Ms. Rose Anna Kottler
     buildings. Our chapter has benefitted from several trade land                                                                                                                                                                    Seth Jones
                                                                           Mr. & Mrs. Frederick Findlay   Mr. & Mrs. Paul Growald             In memory of J. Scott Howard       Mr. Jesse L. Krasnow
                                                                           Mr. & Mrs. William Fischette       Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Frank Krueger
     gifts over the years made expressly to support Adirondack con-                                                                           Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Hoyt            Ms. Gwenllian L. Krause
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    David Warfield
                                                                           Mr. & Mrs. David Fisher        Ralph & Georgia Guenther            Mr. & Mrs. F. David Hudda          Ms. Ruth M. Kuhfahl
     servation work.                                                                                                                                                                                                                Kathleen Wiley
                                                                           Sam Fisk & Linda Coe           Gull Pond Property Owners           Mr. Andrew G. Hudnut               Mr. Stephen J. Kulyik &
       Contact Matt Hobart in our Keene Valley office for informa-         Mr. David K. Ford                 Association                      Dr. & Mrs. Herbert Hudnut             Ms. Barbara Bergmann                            Brendan Wiltse
     tion about trade lands: mhobart@tnc.org or 518.576.2082
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                              J. Dudley Moylan                                  }

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   i
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         n the non-profit business,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         it is a great honor to be
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         the recipient of a bequest.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         The gesture alone speaks
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         volumes about a donor’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         commitment to cause and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         faith in the organization’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ability to carry out meaning-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ful work. The Adirondack
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Chapter of The Nature Con-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    servancy and the Adirondack
     Mr. & Mrs. Francis Kvidahl    Mr. Albert Mazloom                         Ms. Roberta A. Parry              Mr. & Mrs. Lewis Rosenberg        Mr. & Mrs. Donald Stern          Mr. Todd K. Vickery                                              Land Trust are deeply honored
     Mr. Joe N. Lacy               Mr. & Mrs. Vincent McClelland              Mr. & Mrs. Anthony Pell           Mr. James B. Rosetti              Dr. & Mrs. Neil Stewart          Mr. & Mrs. James Visconti                                        to have each been bequeathed
     Mrs. Antonia B. Laird         Dr. Charles W. McCutchen                   Mr. & Mrs. John Perkins           Mr. & Mrs. J. Rumbough            Mr. & Mrs. Curtis Stiles         Ms. Dorothy B. Voorhis
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    a portion of the estate of J.
     Mr. & Mrs. George Lamb        Ms. Marilyn S. McDonald                    Mr. Mark D. Perreault             Dr. & Mrs. Richard Ryder          Ms. Susan F. Stoddart            Ms. Barbara S. Vosburgh
     Mrs. Judith A. Landes         Mr. & Mrs. Charles McDuffie                Mr. Sven R. Peterson              Dr. Gloria W. Sage &              Ms. Suzanne Stone                Mr. & Mrs. William Wagner                                        Dudley Moylan.
     Ms. Stephanie G. Landis       Mr. & Mrs. Christopher McFadden            Mr. & Mrs. Donald Petro              Dr. Martin L. Sage             Mr. Richard A. Stoner &          Ms. Meredith L. Waheed                                             J. Dudley Moylan, remem-
     Dr. & Mrs. Douglas Langdon    Mr. & Mrs. John McGarrahan                 Mr. & Mrs. Glen Phillips          Mr. Richard I. Salwitz               Ms. Theresa Hyland            Mr. Harold A. Walter                                             bered as a conservationist, as
     Janet Langlois                Carol & Richard McKeever                   Mr. & Mrs. Robert Pierce          Ms. Rebecca Saunders              Mr. Richard M. Strean            Mr. Scott H. Walter &
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    well as an advocate for social
     Mr. Wesley E. Lanyon          Mr. & Mrs. Robert McKinney                 Mr. Edward I. Pitts &             Ms. Peggy Savage &                Kenneth A. & Joanne M. Strike       Ms. Sarah E. Catron
     Mr. & Mrs. Byron Lapham       Dr. & Mrs. Neal McNabb                        Ms. Meredith Leonard              Mr. Kenneth C. Brownell        Mr. & Mrs. Robert Strong         Mr. Anthony J. Walton                                            causes, was born in Albany,
     Leona Laskin, M.D.            Mr. Mark A. McNaught                       Mr. Eric W. Pohlman               Peter & Anita Sayer               Mr. Randall W. Swanson           John & Penny Webster                                             New York, in 1921, but grew
     Ms. Anne Adams Laumont        Mr. & Mrs. Donald Meacham                  Mr. & Mrs. Stewart Pool           Ben & Barbara Schaffer            Dr. Jo Betty Swerdlow &          Mr. & Mrs. Carl Wegner                                           -up in Miami Florida before
     Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Leavell     Mr. David J. Meeker                        Ms. Carol T. Potterton            Mrs. Denise Scheinberg               Mr. Harry D. Sommer           Mr. & Mrs. Robert Wei
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    eventually settling in St. Louis
     Dr. & Mrs. John Leddy         Mr. & Mrs. George Merrill                  Mr. Roger S. Pratt                Bill & Kathy Schnur               Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Tasker         Ms. Mary A. Weiglhofer
     Colette Lettero               Mr. Keith W. Merrill                           The Waldheim, Inc.            Mr. James A. Schoff               Ms. Abby P. Taylor               Mr. & Mrs. David Weisenfeld                                      Park, Minnesota. His lifelong
     Mr. Richard Levy, Jr.         Mr. & Mrs. Raymond Meslar                  Mr. L. Shawn Presley              Ms. Margaret R. Schutze           Ms. M. Kathryn Taylor &          Mr. & Mrs. Nathaniel Wells          bond to the Adirondack Park stems from spending time
     Mr. & Mrs. Albert Lewis       Bill & Ann Mesnard                         Dr. & Mrs. Stephen Price          Mrs. Alice W. Schwarz                Mr. Jonathan H. Sprogell      Mr. & Mrs. Donald Western           in New Russia, at his family’s Underwood Club retreat.
     Mr. John E. Linck &           Mr. Robert Meyers                          Mr. & Mrs. Alfred Putnam          Mr. & Mrs. Charles Schwarz        Mr. & Mrs. L. Pierre Teillon     Mr. & Mrs. Robert Whitaker          In fact, Dudley spent time in the Adirondacks every sin-
        Ms. Ann T. Csink           Mrs. Constance A. Miller                   Mrs. Olivia Raffe                 Dr. & Mrs. Kendrick Sears         Mr. Philip G. Terrie             Ms. Betsy Whitlock
     Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Linton     Mr. & Mrs. Richard Miller                  Dr. Don W. Rain                   Mr. & Mrs. G. Thomas Selfridge    Frank & Nancy Tetz               Mr. & Mrs. Theodore S. Wickersham   gle year up to the summer of 2007, with the only excep-
     Mr. & Mrs. David Lloyd        Mr. & Mrs. Sidney Miller                   Mr. David Rakov                        Albany Valve & Fitting Co.   Mr. & Mrs. Edmund Thayer         Ms. Rachel A. Wiener                tion being the WWII years, when he worked as a radar
     Mr. James N. Lloyd            Dr. & Mrs. Charles Mitchell                Mrs. Penelope D. Randolph         Mr. & Mrs. William Serafin        Mr. & Mrs. David Thomas-Train    Mr. & Mrs. John Williamson          officer on a naval destroyer. (His harrowing experience
     Mrs. Marilyn R. Loeb          Ms. Susan J. Mitchell                      Mr. James M. Rauch                Ms. Carolyn M. Serota             Mr. & Mrs. Edward Thorndike      Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Willis            surviving the Battle of Leyte Gulf by clinging to a life raft
     Mr. Richard W. Longstreth     Donald T. & Marjory B. Moeller             Ms. Sandra L. Read &              Mr. & Mrs. Carl Shedd             Mr. & Mrs. Julian Thorpe         Mr. Douglas J. Wilson
     Mr. & Mrs. Martin Lonow       Mr. & Mrs. Bruce Moffatt                      Mr. Paul Parker                Robert H. Shelton                 Mr. & Mrs. Samuel Tilton         Ms. Nancy A. Wilson                 in shark-infested waters for nearly 50 hours is chronicled
     Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Lovelee    Mrs. Anita P. Montgomery                   Mr. & Mrs. Clayton Reaser         Dr. Jeffrey Sherman               Timberlock, Inc.                 Mr. & Mrs. Robert Winchester        in the book, “The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors.”)
     Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Lussi       Dr. & Mrs. John Moravek                    Dr. James R. Regan                Mr. & Mrs. Harold Shippey         Mr. & Mrs. James Townsend        Anne & Ethan Winter                   A supporter of the Conservancy and Land Trust since
     Mr. & Mrs. John Macionis      Mrs. Ruth I. Morton                        Mrs. Elizabeth A. Reid            Dr. Frank C. Shirley              Mr. & Mrs. Donald Traver         Breck & Julie Turner                1980, Dudley first began to explore the option of con-
     Dr. & Mrs. James MacWhinney        Rochester Area Community Foundation   Mr. Arthur Reidel                 Mr. & Mrs. Henry Sidford          Mr. & Mrs. Frank Trendell            With Pipe and Book
     Mr. & Mrs. John Madigan       Mr. Dale H. Murtlow                        Mr. Jay Reisinger                 Mrs. Joan S. Siedenburg           Mr. Michael B. Trister &         Mr. Albert E. Wood III              tinuing his financial support through a planned gift back
     Mrs. Michelle C. Maggs        Dr. Frederick Muschenheim                  Dr. & Mrs. Edward Reiter          Ms. Barbara A. Silber                Ms. Nancy D. Campbell         Mrs. Ellen J. Wood                  in 2003, turning the idea into a commitment in his will
     Mr. Glenn W. Magnell          Carl K. Needy, M.D.                        Rev. Peter R. Riani               Mr. Steven D. Singer              Wendy Tucker                     Twink & Jim Wood                    some years later. It was important to Dudley that 100%
     Dr. & Mrs. David Mandelbaum   Mr. David A. Nemzer                        Mr. & Mrs. Norman Richter         Mr. Stephen Skinner               Mr. & Mrs. Colin Tuggle              The Braewold Fund               of his gift would be used to advance conservation in the
         FJC                       Mr. & Mrs. Norman Newhall                  Mr. John F. Riebesell             Mr. & Mrs. Judson Smith           Mr. Paul M. Turner               Mr. & Mrs. Mark Wood
     Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Mara        Mr. & Mrs. Gary Nordmann                   Ms. Susan S. Riggins              Mr. & Mrs. Kemp Smith             Mr. Michael E. Tyler             Melody Wright                       Adirondacks to honor his love of place and the personal
     Marli Manufacturing, Co.      Mr. W. Kemp Norman, Jr.                    Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Riley           Mr. & Mrs. Normand F. Smith       Ms. Barbara J. Ullrich           Mr. F. Anthony Zunino III           relationships he developed with the Conservancy and
     Marli Manufacturing Company   Ms. Cerise G. Oberman &                    Mr. & Mrs. William Roberts        Mr. & Mrs. Timothy Smith          Mr. & Mrs. Robert Underhill                                          Land Trust staff in Keene Valley.
     Mr. Roger Marshall &             Mr. Laurence E. Suroka                  Mr. & Mrs. Andy Robertson         Mr. & Mrs. Michael Sormani        Mr. & Mrs. Peter Van De Water    In Honor of:                          Dudley’s generosity was realized in 2011 after his death
        Ms. Barbara Smorgans       Mr. & Mrs. Bengt Ohman                     Mr. & Mrs. William Rochow         Mr. & Mrs. James Speer            Mr. Bruce D. Van Dusen &         Ms. Louisa E. Archer-Fuller
     Mr. Paul R. Martin            Mr. & Mrs. Edward Oles                     Mr. & Mrs. Frederic Rockefeller   Dr. & Mrs. Harold Speert             Ms. Susan M. Whiting          Mr. Jamie Clochenko &               at the age of 88 on Christmas Day in 2010. While he and
         Keene Valley Stove Co.    Mr. & Mrs. John Omohundro                  Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence Rogers        Dr. Betty C. Spence               Mr. & Mrs. James Van Hoven          Ms. Rachel Morgan                his world-class smile are greatly missed, Dudley’s foresight
     Mr. Edward C. Marx            Ms. Kathleen O’Neill                       Mr. & Mrs. Richard Rogler         Mr. & Mrs. Robert Spencer         Mr. & Mrs. Nick Vanderwall       Ms. Grace DiMattia                  and commitment to the Adirondacks, expressed through
     Mr. & Mrs. Dwight Mason       Mrs. Jacqueline J. Ormerod                 Mr. & Mrs. Frank Rose             Mr. John D. Sproul                Dr. & Mrs. Edward Vastola        Ms. Elizabeth Elkinton              his planned gift, inspire our efforts daily.
     Mr. Edward E. Matthews        Mr. & Mrs. David Oxley                     Mr. Richard A. Rosen &            Ms. Natalie L. Starr              Verisk Analytics Matching Gift   Mrs. Carol Fox
     Mr. & Mrs. Gregory Matthews   Mr. & Mrs. George Packard                     Ms. Barbara Gordon             Mr. Paul V. Stearns                  Program                       Mr. Robert C. Glennon
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                                                                                                                       Trail camera, Boreas Pond tract, August, 2011



     Mrs. Francisca P. Irwin            Mrs. Patricia M. Patterson              Mr. J. Dudley Moylan                   If we have inadvertently omitted
     James & Nancy MacWhinney           Mr. Clarence Petty                      Dr. Francis B. Rosevear                your name or if you are interested in
     Dr. James B. MacWhinney            Mr. Michael Smith                       Ms. Carol Houck Smith                  learning more about planned giving
     Mr. Robert M. Olmsted              Ms. Claire Stratford                        The George V. & Jane A. Smith      opportunities please contact
     Ms. Margaret Rose                  Mr. Fay W. Welch &                          Charitable Trust                   Matthew Hobart at 518.576.2082
     Peggy Savage & Ken Brownell          Mrs. Frances Welch                    Miss Amy P. Upjohn                     x134 or e-mail mhobart@tnc.org.
     Ms. Carolyn A. Sprogell                                                    Ms. Linda K. Vaughan
     Ms. Jennifer Van Denbergh          Gifts in Kind
                                        Bill & Alice Boardman                   Notifications
     In Memory of:                      Finch Paper                             The following friends notified us in
     Mr. J. T. Terry Brune              Brian Lowe                              fiscal year 2011 that they have made         Event Hosts
     Adele R. Burr                      Jon Zander Photography                  planned gifts for the Adirondack               September 2010
     Bernard L. Clausen                                                         Chapter of The Nature Conservancy            through August 2011
     Mr. Edgar A. Curran                Realized Gifts                          and/or the Adirondack Land Trust:
     Mrs. Dorothy F. Dale               We are inspired by the generosity
     Mr. Arthur H. Ebeling              and foresight of friends whose estate
                                                                                Anonymous                               We extend a heartfelt thanks                   tim Barnett,                           Angie Cook,                            tom Lake,                              Brendan Quirion,                      SUMMER INTERNS
                                                                                Prof. Barbara L. Bedford                to the following friends for                   Vice President                         Philanthropy Coordinator               Follensby Pond Caretaker               Terrestrial Invasive Species
     Mr. Steven M. Flint                planning has resulted in meaningful                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Dan Dohman,
                                                                                Wendell & Ruth Biermann                 hosting an event to benefit                                                                                                                                         Coordinator
     Mrs. Gladys Fuller                 contributions over the past year:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Adirondack Conservation
                                                                                Lyn DuMoulin                                                                           Cathy Beaton,                          todd Dunham,                           Jan Maria Localio,
     Taras Galan
                                        Anonymous (2)                           Mrs. Sally B. Lighty
                                                                                                                         our conservation efforts.                                                                                                                                                                                Intern
                                                                                                                                                                       Major Gifts Manager                    Director of Land Protection            Conservation Information               Alissa Rafferty,
     Bernell H. & Marjorie J. Gilbert
                                        A.Edward Blackmar, M.D.                 Douglas & Sarah Luke                                                                                                                                                 Coordinator/Champlain Valley           Science Technician                    STAFFING NEWS
     Mrs. Sally D. Griffen                                                                                                    Joan & Bill Grabe                        Michelle Brown,                        Erika Edgley,
                                        Stephanie D. Bugden                     Rev. David J. Miller                                                                                                                                                 Land Steward
     Mr. Iredell W. Iglehart                                                                                                    David P. Hunt                          Conservation Scientist                 Stewardship Coordinator                                                       Hilary Smith,                         Matthew Hobart,
                                            Charles H. Douglas Trust            Keith Partyka
     Dr. Edwin H. Ketchledge                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Douglass Munro,                        Adirondack Park Invasive              who recently earned a Mas-
     Mrs. Vernia H. Lanyon
                                        Mr. Josiah H. Fisher                    Christy B. Snider                            Annette Merle-Smith
                                        Miss Cynthia Lefferts                   Henrietta K. Trapp                                                                     Dirk Bryant,                           Ryan Ferebee,                          Stewardship Programs                   Plant Program Director                ters of Professional Studies
     Mr. Meyer Laskin                                                                                                                                                  Director of Conservation               Maintenance Mechanic                   Coordinator                                                                  from Cornell University, joined
                                        Mrs. Sarah S. Moench                    Connie & Craig Weatherup
     Mr. Gary O’Rourke                                                                                                                                                 Programs                                                                                                             Nancy Van Wie,                        the staff in July.
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Matthew Hobart,                        Sandy Murphy,                          Director of Philanthropy
                                                                                                                                                                       Michael Carr,                          Associate Director of                                                                                               Meghan Johnstone,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Financial Analyst
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  a SUNY ESF graduate and


     {Partners in Conservation
                                                                                                                                                                       Executive Director                     Philanthropy                                                                  Erin V. Walkow,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Dawn ormsby,                           Donor Relations Manager               former intern, joined the
                                                                                                                                                                       Craig Cheeseman,                       Meghan Johnstone,                      Office Manager                                                               APIPP team in September.
                                                                                                                                                                       GIS Specialist/Information             Aquatic Invasive Species                                                                                            Nancy Van Wie
                                                                                                                                                                       Systems Manager                        Project Coordinator                    Connie Prickett,                                                             this year earned her
        The Nature Conservancy is a leading international non-profit organization working to protect ecologically important lands                                                                                                                    Director of Communications                                                   Certified Fund Raising
        and waters for nature and people. Since 1971, the Adirondack Chapter has been working with a variety of partners to achieve                                                                                                                                                                                               Executive credentials.
        a broad range of conservation results. The Chapter is a founding partner of the High Peaks Summit Stewardship Program,
        dedicated to the protection of alpine habitat, as well as the award-winning Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program, which                                      PhOTOgRAPhy cREdiTs (left to right unless otherwise noted). Inside cover: Carl Heilman II (OK Slip Falls, a place to look forward to visiting in the future); fold out left page
        works regionally to prevent the introduction and spread of non-native invasive plants.                                                                         (clockwise starting with photographer) TNC, Mark Godfrey/ TNC, Melody Thomas, Mark Godfrey/TNC, C. Prickett, Brian Lowe, Nancy Battaglia (fly fishing), (column of three, top to bot-
          The Adirondack Land Trust, established in 1984, protects working farms and forests, undeveloped shoreline, scenic                                            tom) C. Prickett/TNC (all); fold out center map Craig Cheeseman; pg 2 provided by trustee or taken by Jon Zander; pg 3 Jon Zander; pg 4 Alissa Rafferty/TNC; pg 5 TNC (both);
                                                                                                                                                                       pg 6 - 7 APIPP; pg 8 Erika Edgley/ALT; pg 10 TNC archives, courtesy Ed Hoffman; pg 11 Adirondack Daily Enterprise; pg 12 - 13 (left to right, column top to bottom) Carl Heilman
        vistas and other lands contributing to the quality of life in the Adirondacks.                                                                                 II (Boreas Pond), created by Kelly Thompson w/images by Mark Kurtz & Michael McMurray, Carl Heilman II (Follensby Pond), Melody Thomas (Hudson R. Gorge), Melody Thomas
          Together, these partners in Adirondack conservation have protected more than 571,000 acres, one out of every six                                             (BioBlitz), Kerry Davidson (Finch Forest Mgt.), C. Prickett (mink); pg 14 Carl Heilman II (Blue Ledge/Hudson R.); pg 15 Erin Walkow/TNC; pg 16 Carl Heilman II (view fr. Boreas Pond);
        protected acres park-wide.                                                                                                                                     pg 17 TNC, C. Prickett/TNC; pg 18 Carl Heilman (Boreas Mt.); pg 19 C. Prickett; ManhattanSociety.com; pg 20 Larry Master, Amy Deputy (Clintonville Pine Barrens); pg 21 Kelly
                                                                                                    on the Web at www.nature.org/adirondacks.                          Thompson; pg 22 Kelly Thompson (both); pg 23 courtesy D.L. Sears Books; pg 24 Carl Heilman II, TNC; pg 25 C. Prickett/TNC.
                                                                                                                                                                       TimELiNE (left to right) pg 4 Carl Heilman II (Santanoni); pg 5 Carl Heilman II (Valcour Is.), Mark Godfrey/TNC (Lake Lila); pg 6 TNC archives (Spring Pond Bog); pg 7 Gary Randorf;
                                                                                                                                                                       pg 8 C. Prickett (Split Rock); pg 9 TNC archives (Summit Stewards), Nancie Battaglia (EPF signing); pg 10 TNC archives (bat display); pg 11 C. Prickett (beech tree w/bear claw
                                                                                                                                                                       marks), Erika Edgley/ALT, TNC archives; pg 12 Gus Goodwin/TNC, C. Prickett/TNC; pg 13 C. Prickett, Tyler Smith/APIPP; pg 14 Ian Shive.
            Adirondack Chapter

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