WHAT IS A2A?
The Algonquin to Adirondacks (A2A) region is a unique diverse bioregion that connects Algonquin Park to Adirondack Park through the Frontenac Arch and surrounding lands. Home to a vast array of plants and animals, it is one of the last large-scale, intact forest and wetland linkages left in Eastern North America. It provides the best remaining potential for wildlife movement across the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence system.
The A2A Collaborative is a U.S., Canadian, and First Nations partner organization that works with scientists, policy-makers and a variety of conservation groups to protect and enhance the unique ecological features and functions of the A2A region.
Our dream is a resilient, ecologically connected A2A region that sustains a full range of native wildlife and enhances people’s quality of life for generations to come.
We invite you to explore this site to learn about the A2A Trail -- a Pilgrimage for Nature, Eco-passageways across highways, partner initiatives, and conservation resources such as connectivity mapping.
650km TREK ADVENTURE!
This August A2A board member Bethany Garretson plans to trek A2A’s entire Pilgrimage for Nature Trail, covering roughly 650km. She’ll be following the path of Alice the Moose. Alice symbolizes wildlife’s need for healthy, connected habitat. In 2000, Alice famously wandered into a suburb near Rochester, New York, where park scientists fitted her with a tracking device. She was then released into Adirondack Park. Researchers watched in amazement as she traveled north over two years, eventually reaching Algonquin Park in Ontario. Bethany will be following Alice’s Moose Tracks (!) with support from A2A and partnering organizations.
Stay tuned to our social media and newsletter for more information including trek dates, events and how you can get involved!
UPCOMING EVENTS/ OPPORTUNITIES
Until Filled: FABN hiring for several positions
Due May 25th: New York Flood Adaptation Grant Writing Capacity Program
Happening May 27th: NCENN's Spring ENGO Roundtable
Due June 2nd: Ontario Nature's Vote for Nature Campaign
Due June 5th: Blazing Star Environmental Hiring Senior Ecologist
Happening June 6th: CBI's How to Be an Executive Director
Due June 8: Open Space Institute's Land and Climate Catalyst Planning Grants
Happening June 10th and 11th: Indian River Lakes Water Quality Conference
Due June 23: Ontario Community Environment Fund
Happening June 25th: SLELO's Oswegatchie River Water Chestnut Removal Effort
Geological map of the A2A Region | Credit: Ken Buchan