Return of The Wild


Return of The Wild

Moose are back, river otters are spreading throughout the Adirondacks, peregrine falcons nest on our cliffs, and native trout spawn in protected waters. The Adirondacks may be one of the only places on Earth where there is more wild today than there was 100 years ago.

Return of Wild Things

Adirondack scientists share insights on the resurgence of species that once were very common in the region.

Scent of a Moose

Watch as a team trains dogs, the same kind that sniff out bombs and drugs, to sniff out moose poop, more formally known as scat. The dogs used their training and geometric triangulation to help conduct a moose count with the Wildlife Conservation Society in New York. These are dogs that are selected because they are often the opposite of great pets, high drive and highly focused animals who take that energy and become working field science assistants.

This project was supported by the Wildlife Conservation Society and The Wild Center.
The story of the Adirondacks is the most interesting natural history story in the world. It has been shown here that natural systems can restore themselves and recover in remarkable ways in coexistence with man.
Bill McKibben