Adirondacks to Acadia Ecosystem

The forestlands blanketing northern New York, New England, and eastern Canada represent the largest remaining stretch of temperate broad-leafed and mixed forests in the United States. Covering millions of acres, this forest belt contains thousands of miles of rivers and streams and provides habitat for a rich diversity of wildlife. But these forests, stretching from New York State's Adirondack Mountains through Maine's North Woods and beyond into Acadia (the name originally given to French lands in Maine and Canada's Maritime provinces), are highly vulnerable to climate change. Read more.

Canadian lynx (Lynx canadensis)