SARANAC LAKEThe Wildlife Conservation Societys Adirondack Program was awarded the 2007 Conservationist of the Year award by the Adirondack Council. Based in Saranac Lake, WCS Adirondack Program works to promote both healthy communities and wildlife conservation in the Adirondacks through research, community involvement, and outreach. WCS's Adirondack activities include on-the-ground field research on boreal birds, loons and black bears, documenting the ecological value of state-subsidized conservation agreements with private landowners.
WCS is the 23rd annual winner of the Council's Conservationist of the Year Award. Conferred with the award each year is a museum-quality, hand-carved common loon, craft by an award-winning Adirondack artisan.
Shown here is the local staff of the Wildlife Conservation Societys Adirondack Program receiving the Conservationists of the Year Award from Brian Ruder, chair of the Adirondack Council. Pictured, from left to right, are Brian Ruder (Adirondack Council) and WCS staff Zoe Smith, Nina Schoch, Leslie Karasin, Amy Sauer, Jerry Jenkins, and Michale Glennon.