Biosphere in Your Backyard

The Champlain-Adirondack Biosphere Network (CABN) invites you to join us in celebrating the Biosphere in Your Backyard. 2024 marks 35 years since the Champlain-Adirondack Biosphere Region was recognized by the UNESCO Man and the Biosphere Program. To celebrate this anniversary and the work being done across our region to support sustainable development, the Champlain Valley National Heritage Partnership selected the Champlain-Adirondack Biosphere to be the focus of its Conservation & Community interpretive theme. This webpage highlights some of the people, places, and projects working to achieve a sustainable future in the biosphere region.

2024 CVNHP Biosphere in Your Backyard Projects

Bixby Memorial Free LibraryWhat Are You Looking
At?: Eco-Hands Across the Biosphere
Bixby Library will partner with libraries and schools across the lake to develop kits and programs that enlighten and empower students and their educators as stewards of the Biosphere.
Lake Champlain
Maritime Museum
Iron and Metal Arts in the Champlain-Adirondack BiosphereLake Champlain Maritime Museum will host two weeks of youth summer camps focused on the history and craft of mining and metal arts in the Champlain-Adirondack Biosphere.
Wildlands Network on behalf of
Future Forest
through Man and the Biosphere Reserves
Protect and restore old forests, and plan for ecologically managed forests in the Champlain Adirondack Bioregion and 8 Eastern Canada Bioregions through international exchange and indigenous participation.
Read the project press release here
Lake Champlain
Maritime Museum
Biosphere Exhibit and Programs
A year of onsite and digital programming connecting the public with the environmental resources of the Champlain-Adirondack Biosphere by creating experiences that result in personal connections and long-term stewardship.
Paul Smith’s College –
Watershed Institute
A CAB Fiber Lab:
Mapping Community
Values in the Biosphere
CAB Fiber Lab celebrates human values and voices in the Champlain-Adirondack Biosphere and strengthens the connection between people and cultural and natural heritage resources through a collaborative fiber arts mapping experience.
The Wild CenterEmpowering Youth for Climate Action in the Champlain-Adirondack
Biosphere Network
The Empowering Youth Project will increase youth climate education through summits and leadership training in climate science, biodiversity, sustainability, and solutions in the CABN and Frontenac Arch Biosphere.
Learn more about the Youth Climate Connections Retreat here
Cornell Cooperative
Extension of Essex County
Showcasing Sustainable
Agritourism in the
Adirondack Harvest will grow sustainable international
agritourism opportunities through storytelling and outreach in the Champlain-Adirondack Biosphere.
Folklife Center at Crandall Public LibraryLocal Solutions in the Champlain-Adirondack BiosphereLocal Solutions in the Champlain-Adirondack Biosphere is an original video documentary series that will share stories of local residents who are doing their part for a sustainable future.
Bixby Memorial
Free Library
Bixby Archives
“Biosphere Lens” Finding Aids and Accessibility Intern
Use a “biosphere lens” to bring Bixby’s extensive archives to life by engaging an intern to expand finding aids and make them digitally accessible for researchers and the public.
Paul Smith’s College –
Watershed Institute
Celebrating the Heritage of the CABN during Adirondack Water WeekThis project celebrates freshwater heritage in the CABN and elevates the voices of community members that are making contributions to protecting clean water in New York and Vermont.
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