Photo by Brendan Wiltse

Mission

To forever conserve the forests, farmlands, waters and wild places that advance the quality of life of our communities and the ecological integrity of the Adirondacks.

Vision

The Adirondacks thrive as a living model of how people embrace and respect the natural world. Our communities benefit from wild lands, clean water, clean energy, working forests, family farms and outdoor recreation. The Adirondack Park—larger than Yellowstone, Yosemite, Glacier, and Grand Canyon National Parks combined—grows ever more vital in a changing climate, inspiring new and diverse advocates for conservation.

Smiling young hiker crouches to explore a rock in a trail

Photo by Anne Stuzin

We Value

The power of the Adirondacks as a globally significant ecological refuge and model of how people and nature can thrive together.

The promise of people working together to conserve and care for the lands and waters that in turn support healthy communities and livelihoods.

Diversity, equity and inclusion as essential to all aspects of conservation work, and to ensuring that the Adirondack Park welcomes and provides benefits for all people.

Conservation that endures: investment in projects that will provide benefits for generations, with recognition that each place is unique and each project requires its own strategy.

Transparency, creativity and cooperation in our work with landowners, communities, state agencies and other partners to achieve the best conservation outcomes possible.

Organizational excellence based on the competence and integrity of our board and staff, and the highest ethical standards of governance, financial management, land transactions and stewardship.

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