Linking People to the Land
Coon Mountain is the Adirondack Land Trust’s flagship preserve. Thousands of hikers annually explore its ecologically diverse trails in the Champlain Valley. The preserve is open for birdwatching and other low-impact recreational use, and is also used as an outdoor classroom for schools and colleges.
This family-oriented recreation site requires constant stewardship — from trail improvement to invasive-species management. Acquired in 1991, Coon Mountain also needs an updated management plan, new signage, and a parking area upgrade.
We are committed to conservation that works for communities. One of our goals is to inspire new conservation champions right here in the Adirondacks. Allowing more people to get out to experience nature is one of the best ways we can showcase the value of conservation.
A gift to the Coon Mountain Preserve enhancement fund is a long-term investment in community-based conservation.
Specifically, donations will:
- Improve and extend trails
- Improve signage
- Upgrade the parking area
- Produce new preserve guide media
- Prevent and manage invasive species
- Provide more opportunities for education and citizen science
- Engage more people in conservation