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North Country Wild

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Many interesting creatures live here in Northern New York - also called the "North Country". However, not much research has been done to study wildlife in our region.  The team at Nature Up North is working with members of our community to learn more about the wildlife in our region.

We are located in the heart of the "A2A" region (marked in red in the photo below). A2A stands for "Algonquin to Adirondack" and is the region of land that stretches between Algonquin Provincial Park in Ontario, CA and the Adirondack State Park in New York, USA.  Nature Up North is part of a group known as the A2A Collaborative, which is working to connect habitat between the two parks.  Doing so will reduce the effects of habitat fragmentation and a changing climate on wildlife. The more we learn about species in our region and their habitat needs, the better able we will be to plan an effective wildlife corridor in the A2A region.

Map of the Algonquin to Adirondacks park corridor; green dots indicate locations of game cameras

Project Goals

1. Learn about the diversity of animals, and particularly mammals, in our region and their habitat requirements
2. Build a greater understanding of how wildlife use space between the Adirondack mountains and the St. Lawrence River
3. Partner with residents and friends in our community to build a greater understanding of and appreciation for our natural resources.

Volunteer with Us

Classify Images: We have placed camera traps in several forests within the A2A region (green dots on the map).  We have posted these images on a platform called the Zooniverse and are seeking your help in identifying the animals in the photos.  To help, simply visit the North Country Wild project on the Zooniverse, create a free account, and start classifying images!

Thank you!

NoCoWild Zooniverse Screen Shot