Protect Loons and their Aquatic Habitats

Photo: Jeremy Hynes

Tuesday, June 21, 2022
Thursday, June 23, 2022
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation

To register, please email
Jen Denny:

Adirondack Center for
Loon Conservation
75 Main Street
Saranac Lake, NY 12983

The ACLC’s Adirondack Loon-Friendly Lake Certification Program promotes community-based environmental stewardship to better protect loons and their aquatic habitats.

The first installment of a 4-part Loon-Friendly Lake Presentation Series, this 1-hour zoom presentation introduces interested community members to the program. It includes discussions of the importance of Adirondack loon conservation and explaining how lakeside communities can help!

Adirondack loons face many threats, including:

  • Loss of nesting habitat due to shoreline development
  • Human disturbance of loon nests and families
  • Injuries due to fishing line entanglement, boating accidents, predation, and fighting with other loons
  • Flooding of nests due to water level changes resulting from climate change
  • Lead poisoning from accidental consumption of lead fishing tackle
  • Environmental pollutants that accumulate in the aquatic food web
  • Avian diseases and parasites

By working together, Adirondack residents and visitors can help minimize and address many of these challenges to better protect Adirondack loons and the lakes they share with us and other wildlife. This program provides lake associations and other interested groups with guidelines and conservation projects to ensure that their lake continues to support breeding loons for years to come.

Please Note: Although there is no charge to participate in the Adirondack Loon-Friendly Lake Program, a minimum annual donation of $100 is requested to help continue this program.

Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation

The Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation assumed responsibility for the loon research, education, and conservation programs that were previously conducted by the Biodiversity Research Institute (BRI) in New York’s Adirondack Park. The Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation operates out of the Adirondack Loon Center, which is located in Saranac Lake, NY.

As part of our research, we monitor hundreds of uniquely color-banded loons on more than 100 Adirondack lakes each breeding season. The results of our studies provide a scientific basis on which to focus wildlife and environmental conservation efforts in the Adirondack Park and elsewhere in North America.