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The Center currently has two major partnerships. One is with the Champlain-Adirondack Biosphere Network (CABN) and the other is with the Frontenac Arch Biosphere Network (FABN) in Ontario, Canada.

The Center considers the Champlain-Adirondack Biosphere Network to be its "home" biosphere. Hence we have a presence on its steering committee and are involved in CABN's efforts in community outreach, research, capacity building and the establishment of collaborative community ventures. The Center's work with CABN also involves collaborations with the University of Vermont and Paul Smith's College, both of which also support CABN.

The Center's partnership with the Frontenac Arch Biosphere Network is the result of a "twinning agreement" between CABN and FABN. At this time the two networks are in the process of establishing the framework for a (constantly evolving) atlas of climate and environmental change. The development of the atlas will also involve Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario.

The Center also expects to collaborate with the Adirondack Park Agency, the Vermont League of Cities and Towns and the Northern Forest Center.

As a fledging organization, the Center has also reached out to all UNESCO Biosphere Reserves in the Great Lakes / St. Lawrence Watershed. These include:

  1. Isle Royale Biosphere Reserve (MI)

  2. University of Michigan Biological Station Biosphere Reserve (MI)

  3. Long Point Biosphere Reserve (ONT)

  4. Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve (ONT)

  5. Niagara Escarpment Biosphere Reserve (ONT)

  6. Frontenac Arch Biosphere Network (ONT)

  7. Mont-Saint-Hilaire Biosphere Reserve (QC)

  8. Lac-Saint-Pierre Biosphere Reserve (QC)

  9. Charlevoix Biosphere Reserve (QC)

  10. Manicouagan-Uapishka Biosphere Reserve (QC)

The Center's intent is to engage these biosphere reserves with regard to information sharing, community education, public service planning, design and ecosystem analysis projects, research projects and opportunities for student internships and other types of practicums, and for thesis / dissertation research.