We are delighted to announce that Emily Burns has been selected for the Adirondack Land Trust 2022 Internship for the Future of the Adirondacks. Emily will apply GIS, statistical analysis and data visualization skills to measure, compare and communicate the impacts of the Adirondack Land Trust’s work on Adirondack communities and ecological integrity.

Emily studies biology and statistics at St. Lawrence University, with a focus on how natural and agricultural ecosystems interact with socioeconomic factors. They also tutor St. Lawrence students in scientific writing and reading comprehension. “Having lived in Tupper Lake my whole life, my love for the Adirondacks goes beyond just the scenery — it is the place that raised me,” Emily says.

The Internship for the Future of the Adirondacks was established in 2020 by conservationists Barbara Glaser and the late Clarence Petty (1905–2009), thanks to the generosity and assistance of Clarence’s son Ed.