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Adirondack Communities Advisory League

Conserving the environment in the Southern Tug Hill Towns of Ava, Boonville, Lewis & Leyden.

Adirondack Mountain Club

Dedicated to the protection and responsible recreational use of the New York State Forest Preserve, and other parks, wild lands, and waters.

Alan Devoe Bird Club

Promotes the conservation of natural resources and the enjoyment and protection of birds, flora, and fauna.

Algonquin to Adirondacks Conservation Initiative

Connecting lands and people across the Algonquin to Adirondacks region, a critical link for biodiversity and resilience in eastern North America.

Alley Pond Environmental Center

Dedicated to educating children and adults in the New York metropolitan area, protecting and preserving Alley Pond Park, open spaces and waterbodies, and advocating for sustainable environmental policies and practices.

Appalachian Mountain Club - New York/New Jersey Chapter

We promote the protection, enjoyment, and understanding of the mountains, forests, waters, and trails of the Appalachian region.

Audubon Community Nature Center

A member supported 600-acre wetland preserve

Audubon New York

Conserving and restoring natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats for the benefit of humanity and the earth's biological diversity.

Baltimore Woods Nature Center

Nature in Your Hands

Battenkill Conservancy

Preserving and enhancing the Battenkill watershed through education, conservation, advocacy, and the River Watch Program.

Bedford Audubon Society

Promotes environmental education, grass-roots activism, public and private conservation efforts, preservation and protection of open space.

Bergen Swamp Preservation Society

Holding and preserving the lands of the Bergen Swamp.

Black Rock Forest Consortium

A unique alliance of colleges and universities, public and independent K-12 schools, and leading scientific and cultural institutions.

Bronx Council for Environmental Quality

Seeks to establish — as an Inherent Human Right — a sound, forward-looking environmental policy regarding an aesthetic, unpolluted, environment protecting a natural and historic heritage.

Bronx River Alliance

Serves as a coordinated voice for the river and works in harmonious partnership to protect, improve and restore the Bronx River corridor.

Bronx River Parkway Reservation Conservancy

An advocate for the protection and preservation of the nation's first public parkway.

Bronx River-Sound Shore Audubon Society

Serving the lower Westchester County communities of Bronxville, Eastchester, Edgemont, Hartsdale, Larchmont, Mamaroneck, Mount Vernon, New Rochelle, Pelham, Scarsdale, and Tuckahoe.

Brooklyn Bird Club

Encouraging and promoting birdwatching and conservation in Brooklyn and beyond.

Brooklyn Greenway Iniative

A 14-mile route connecting Brooklyn's waterfront.

Buffalo Audubon Society

Promotes the appreciation and enjoyment of the natural world through education and stewardship.

Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper

A group of concerned citizens formed a group focused on the environmental health of the Buffalo River.

Buffalo Ornithological Society

Promoting the study of the birds of the Niagara Frontier Region.

Burroughs Audubon Nature Club

An organization of hikers, birdwatchers, butterfly, wildflower, and nature lovers who are dedicated to promoting the natural sciences, ecology, and conservation.

Capital Region Audubon Society

Conserving and protecting birds and wildlife habitat through advocacy and education.

Catskill Citizens for Safe Energy

Working to prohibit dangerous hydraulic fracturing (fracking) since 2008.

Catskill Mountainkeeper

The Advocate for the Catskills

Cattaraugus County Bird Study Club

Provides its members and the community an opportunity to learn about the study of birds within Cattaraugus County, NY.

Cayuga Bird Club

Provides its members and the community at large with opportunities to learn about birds, local birding localities, and the environment.

Cayuga Lake Defense Fund

Monitoring water quality issues in the southern Cayuga Lake watershed since 1998.

Central New York Land Trust

Protecting vital natural areas in Central New York for the health of the environment and the enjoyment of the public.

Central Westchester Audubon Society

Elmsford, Greenburgh, Harrison, Purchase, Rye, Rye Brook, Port Chester and White Plains.

Champlain Area Trails

Saving Land. Making Trails.

Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy

Preserving and enhancing the water quality, scenic beauty and ecological health of the lakes, streams and watersheds of the Chautauqua region.

Citizens Campaign for the Environment

Empowering Communities. Advocating Solutions.

Clean Air Coalition of Western New York

Developing grassroots leaders who organize their communities to run and win environmental justice and public health campaigns in Western New York.

Clean Ocean Action

Making Waves to Save Our Seas


Inspiring, educating and activating people

Coastal Research and Education Society of Long Island

Promoting and fostering understanding and stewardship of coastal ecosystems through research and education.

Columbia Land Conservancy

Works with the community to conserve the farmland, forests, wildlife habitat, and rural character of Columbia County.

Delaware Highlands Conservancy

Dedicated to conserving the natural heritage and quality of life in the Upper Delaware River region.

Delaware Otsego Audubon Society

Covers the northern Catskill Mountain and upper Susquehanna River region of New York State.

Dutchess Land Conservancy

Preserving our heritage. Protecting our resources. Planning for our future.

Eastern Long Island Audubon Society

Serving the communities of Southampton, East Hampton, Western Riverhead, Brookhaven

Eaton Birding Society

Birding in the northern Finger Lakes region of New York

Environmental Advocates

Your Government Watchdog

ECOS (Environmental Clearinghouse of Schenectady)

Dedicated to understanding and preserving our natural environment.

Esopus Creek Conservancy

Conserving significant natural landscapes in the lower Esopus Creek watershed and in the Saugerties area.

Federation of Monroe County Environmentalists

Working to familiarize citizens and decision makers in our community with the principles of balanced sustainable development.

Finger Lakes Land Trust

Conserving the Finger Lakes region's gorges, forests, lakeshore and farmland for over 20 years.

Four Harbors Audubon Society

Advocating education and conservation efforts for the enjoyment, preservation and restoration of birds, wildlife and habitat in our Long Island communities.

Friends of the Bay

Protect. Preserve. Restore.

Friends of Connetquot River State Park Preserve

Dedicated to the preservation, conservation and history of the 3,473-acre Connetquot River State Park Preserve.

Friends of Ferry Point Park

Dedicated to shaping the Park by encouraging smart growth and optimal positive change throughout the 400 plus acres.

Friends of Hempstead Plains

Dedicated to the preservation and restoration of the Hempstead Plains.

Friends of the Great Swamp

Dedicated to the protection and preservation of the Great Swamp of Dutchess and Putnam Counties through science and education.

Friends of Morningside Park

Our Common Ground

Friends of Read Wildlife Sanctuary

Dedicated to the preservation and enhancement of the Edith G. Read Wildlife Sanctuary.

Friends of the Rockefeller State Park Preserve

Encouraging public participation in protecting the Preserve’s wildlife and habitat, sustaining its historical and archeological features, and maintaining its unique system of carriage roads.

Friends of Rye Nature Center

Supporting the Rye Nature Center and providing a full range of environmental education programs and activities at the Center.

Friends of the Shawangunks

Dedicated to protecting the Shawangunk Mountains of New York from adverse environmental impacts.

Genesee Land Trust

Preserves and protects natural lands and waterways that enhance the quality of life in the greater Rochester region—providing wildlife habitat, locally grown food, and connections to nature.

Genesee Riverwatch

Working to restore the waters of the Genesee

Genesee Valley Audubon Society

Educating and advocating for protection of the environment, focusing on birds, wildlife and habitat.

Genesee Valley Conservancy

Join us in protecting the places you love!

Grassland Bird Trust

Conserving critical habitat for endangered, threatened and at-risk grassland birds.

Grassroots Environmental Education

Dedicated to educating the public about the links between common environmental exposures and human health.

Great South Bay Audubon Society

Advocating for the conservation of habitats for native birds and other native wildlife on Long Island.

Great Swamp Conservancy

Madison County's Only Nature Center

Greene Land Trust

Balancing Sound Development and Effective Conservation

Green Guerillas

It's your city. Dig it.

Group for the East End

Teaching kids. Protecting the future.

Harlem Valley Rail Trail

Working toward a 46-mile rail trail in the Harlem Valley and Taconic Hills of eastern New York.

Hudson Highlands Land Trust

Protecting the Highlands

Hudson-Mohawk Bird Club

Building the birding community in New York's Hudson-Mohawk Region

Hudson River Audubon Society

Serving the communities of Ardsley, Dobbs Ferry, Hastings-on-Hudson, Irvington and Yonkers

Hudson River Environmental Society

Delivers the science behind Hudson Valley issues to citizens, scientists, and decision makers.

Hudson to Housatonic

Advancing the pace and practice of regional land protection and stewardship from the Hudson to the Housatonic.

Huntington-Oyster Bay Audubon Society

Working to protect birds and other wildlife, and the habitats upon which they depend through education, public advocacy and conservation action.

John Burroughs Natural History Society

Foster the study and enjoyment of natural history and to encourage conservation of natural resources.

Lake George Association

Protecting Lake George since 1885

Lake George Land Conservancy

Preservation beyond the water's edge.

Lewisboro Land Trust

Linking people with the land since 1994.

Lime Hollow Center for Environment and Culture

Provides year-round environmental education and recreation opportunities through utilization and protection of the natural and cultural attributes of the Lime Hollow area.

Linnaean Society of New York

Dedicated to ornithology and natural science.

Long Island Pine Barrens Society

Protecting drinking water and preserving open space, especially in Long Island's pine barrens.

Lower East Side Ecology Center

Working toward a sustainable NYC since 1987.

Mianus River Gorge Preserve

Dedicated to preserving, protecting and promoting appreciation of the natural heritage of the Mianus River Gorge and the quality of its watershed.

Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy

Serving Special Places

Mohonk Preserve

A Heritage of Preservation in Harmony with Nature

Naturalists' Club of Broome County

Dedicated to the enjoyment, exploration, and protection of the natural world.

Nature Conservancy of New York

Protecting the Empire State

Nature Institute

Viewing Nature, Science, and Technology in Context.

New York City Audubon Society

Protecting wildlife and habitat for 30 years

New York City Environmental Justice Alliance

On the ground - and at the table.

New York League of Conservation Voters

The only statewide environmental organization in New York that fights for clean water, clean air, renewable energy and open space through political action. We're non-partisan, pragmatic and effective.

New York New Jersey Trail Conference

Partners with parks and recruits volunteers to create, protect, and promote more than 1,850 miles of public trails.

New York State Bluebird Society

Dedicated to the conservation of the Eastern Bluebird (Sialia sialis), our state bird.

Northern New York Audubon Society

Serving the Adirondack, Champlain and St. Lawrence Region of New York State

North Fork Audubon Society

Connecting people with nature.

North Fork Environmental Council

Lend a Hand. Make a Difference.

North Salem Open Land Foundation

Dedicated to protecting open space to provide refuge for wildlife and educational and recreational opportunities for the community at large.

North Shore Audubon Society

Promoting, protecting and preserving the environment and the birds that inhabit it through education, advocacy and leadership.

North Shore Land Alliance

We Work to Protect Open Space on the North Shore

Oblong Land Conservancy

Conserving the land, protecting our future.

Onondaga Audubon Society

The National Audubon Chapter of Central New York and the Eastern Lake Ontario Basin.

Ontario Bays Initiative

Land conservation for Lake Ontario's eastern shore

Orange County Audubon Society

Advancing the public’s awareness of conservation for the benefit of Birds and all wildlife.

Otsego Land Trust

Connecting people with the lands and waters that sustain us.

Parks and Trails New York

New York’s leading statewide advocate for parks and trails.

Peconic Baykeeper

Striving to preserve our bay heritage

Peconic Land Trust

Conserving Long Island's working farms and natural lands.

Post-Morrow Foundation

Preserving and conserving the rural, cultural and historical character of the hamlet of Brookhaven and surrounding areas in Suffolk County, New York.

Pound Ridge Land Conservancy

Preserving Pound Ridge Land Forever.

Preserve Plum Island Coalition

Working to secure the permanent protection of the significant natural and cultural resources of Plum Island.

Protectors of Pine Oak Woods

Staten Island's Land Conservation Organization

Protect the Adirondacks!

Dedicated to the protection and stewardship of the public and private lands of the Adirondack Park

Putnam County Land Trust

Dedicated to preserving and protecting natural resources.

Putnam Highland Audubon Society

Cold Spring

Queensbury Land Conservancy

Conserving Open Space Throughout the Greater Queensbury Area

Queens County Bird Club

While our focus is still on birding, we do and offer a whole lot more.

Rensselaer Land Trust

Conserving land. Protecting resources.

Rensselaer Plateau Alliance

Conserving the forests of the Rensselaer Plateau

Rochester Birding Association

Supporting Rochester Birding Since 1975

Rockland Audubon Society

Dedicated to the appreciation of nature and the preservation of a healthy environment.

Saint Lawrence Land Trust

Working cooperatively with private landowners to protect the conservation values of their land.

Save Our Sodus

Stewards who care deeply about the health of Sodus Bay.

Saw Mill River Audubon Society

A Local Voice for the Environment Since 1953.

Scenic Hudson

Land. Parks. Advocacy.

Schoharie Land Trust

Protecting the beauty, land, heritage and rural character of Schoharie County and adjacent areas

Sheldrake Environmental Center

A 60-acre oasis of land and water that provides a sanctuary for wildlife and people.

Sierra Club

Explore, enjoy, and protect the planet.

Somers Land Trust

Dedicated to preserving open space in the town of Somers, New York.

Southern Adirondack Audubon Society

Protecting the environment by preserving natural habitats and promoting environmental education.

Southern Madison Heritage Trust

Conserving, for public benefit, natural resources in and around the townships of Brookfield, Eaton, Georgetown, Hamilton, Lebanon and Madison in Madison County, NY.

South Shore Audubon Society

Promote environmental education; conduct research pertaining to local bird populations, wildlife, and habitat; and to preserve and restore our environment.

Sullivan County Audubon Society

A group of dedicated people who value both the birds and their beautiful and unspoiled habitats in Sullivan County.

Sustainable Hudson Valley

Speeding the shift to a low-carbon economy


A nonprofit nature preserve and environmental education center in the Lower Hudson Valley.

Thousand Islands Land Trust

Conserves land in the Thousand Islands region of New York State

Trees New York

Plant. Preserve. Protect.

Tug Hill Tomorrow Land Trust

Protecting Tug Hill’s working farm and forest lands, its wild lands, and its natural and cultural heritage.

Van Cortlandt Park Alliance

Bring youth, nature, and community together.

Wallkill Valley Land Trust

Preserving open space in lower Ulster County.

Waterman Bird Club

Promotes conservation and research in ornithology and provides opportunities for the study and observation of birds and other wildlife.

We Act

For Environmental Justice

Westchester Land Trust

Preserving Westchester's Land and Communities

Westchester Trails Association

Promotes appreciation for the natural beauty of Westchester County, secures and improves local trails for walkers and horseback riders, and publishes information about trail facilities.

Western New York Land Conservancy

Dedicated to preserving our region's irreplaceable natural environments.

Westmoreland Sanctuary

A not-for-profit nature center and wildlife preserve.

Winnakee Land Trust

Protects farmland and natural habitats from development and provides public recreational opportunities.

Wolf Conservation Center

Teaching people about wolves, their relationship to the environment and the human role in protecting their future.