Champlain-Adirondack Biosphere Reserve
- The Champlain-Adirondack Biosphere Reserve straddles the border of north-central New York and northwestern Vermont. Lake Champlain, the sixth largest lake in the United States, and the Adirondack and Green Mountains are the central features of the biosphere reserve. It includes extensive temperate coniferous and deciduous forests as well as large numbers of lakes, bogs, and freshwater wetlands. The primary goal of the Champlain-Adirondack Biosphere Reserve is to use education, research, and demonstration projects to encourage social and economic vitality and to preserve and improve the environmental health of the region.
- The biosphere reserve and its outlying areas are inhabited by over 400,000 people (1994) and are within a day’s drive of 60 million people living in the U.S. and Canada. Forestry and tourism are the economic base in the Adirondack region on the New York side of Lake Champlain. The more diverse economy on the Vermont side of the lake is based on forestry, farming, tourism, light manufacturing, and production of specialty agricultural products.
- Paul Smith’s College students and faculty are an integral part of the Champlain-Adirondack Biosphere Reserve. Professor Kelly Cerialo is the co-chair of CABR and Professor Eric Holmlund is on the CABR Steering Committee. For the past five years, PSC students have researched sustainable development strategies in the Tuscan Emilian Appenino Biosphere Reserve in Italy to share with the steering committee of the CABR. PSC students are the next generation of leaders for CABR and provide innovative perspectives on complex global issues.
- More Info: click here for media coverage of the 2019 CABR Annual Meeting held in Burlington, VT.