The A2A Collaborative is a federally incorporated nonprofit organization and a registered Canadian and U.S. charity. We connect lands and people across the Algonquin to Adirondacks region, to enhance a critical link for biodiversity and resilience in eastern North America. We support our partners in many ways, including providing a solid evidence base to inform our partner organizations' conservation activities, communicating between partners and on their behalf, and leading regional projects that build capacity throughout our network.
The Algonquin to Adirondacks region is ecologically rich and diverse, but it is significantly compromised by fragmentation of habitat. This is a concern because the region is the pinch point for the most important north-south pathway for wildlife in Eastern North America. Here at A2A, we want to dramatically restore its effectiveness. To this end, we envision an A2A region that is a resilient ecologically connected landscape which sustains a full range of native wildlife and enhances people's quality of life for generations to come. Through attainment of this vision, the landscape will:
Sustain ecological integrity;
Support a rich mosaic of interconnecting wildlife habitats;
Strengthen native biological diversity;
Provide resilience to climate change and other human disturbances;
Function as a critical link in conserving native biodiversity in eastern North America;
Support working landscapes and vibrant, ecologically sustainable human livelihoods;
Contribute to the physical, mental, cultural, and spiritual well-being of human communities in the region;
Inspire an increasingly strong stewardship ethic and sense of “home place” among residents of the A2A region.
The A2A Collaborative facilitates a network of partner organizations working to connect lands and people across the Algonquin to Adirondacks region, to enhance a critical link for biodiversity and resilience in eastern North America. The A2A Collaborative aims to achieve this mission by:
Collaborating at multi-national, national (the United States, Canada, and First Nations), regional, and local levels to develop strategic regional and site-specific initiatives;
Helping to establish and disseminate leading edge science-based and aboriginal traditional knowledge to guide planning and stewardship actions across the A2A region;
Supporting grassroots and on-the-ground efforts that help us advance toward our Vision;
Promoting ecologically-sustainable land use;
Engaging in public outreach and education;
Fostering a sense of pride and home-place among the residents of and visitors to the A2A region.