Thank you to all those who joined us for our 2019 Living Lands series, another summer of incredible presentations and interesting speakers. Please feel free to email Michele at with ideas for speakers and topics for the 2020 season. Thank you!

Join us every summer Wednesday evening as the Lake George Land Conservancy presents our FREE summer series Living Lands. This weekly presentation series will take an exclusive and up-close look at the wildlife and people who utilize the land of Lake George and the Adirondacks, past and present! Presentations begin at 5:30 pm and are held at the LGLC office in Bolton Landing. (We’re located at 4905 Lake Shore Dr., Bolton Landing, NY 12814 – click here for Google Directions)

2019 Series

Please note that tonight’s Living Lands talk from the ADK Wildlife Refuge is SOLD OUT.

June 26- “A Hemlock Forest Story”: Charlotte Malmborg of NYS Hemlock Initiative at Cornell University will join LGLC staff for this discussion about our hemlock forests and current threats from invasives like the Hemlock Woolly Adelgid. Introduction from LGLC Conservation Manager Monica Dore.

July 3- No Presentation

July 10- “Adirondack Place Names: Why is That Thing Called That?— SOLD OUT!: Have you ever wondered, “Why is that thing called that?” Author and adventurer Erik Schlimmer will decode 100 Adirondack place names in rousing detail, supported by a backdrop of his photos from the wilderness.

July 17- “Below the surface…”: DEC Aquatic Biologist Jim Pinheiro will lead this presentation on the aquatic life of Lake George and other Adirondack lakes and ponds.

July 24- “Landscapes Lost & Found: Two Centuries of Art from Bolton Landing”— SOLD OUT! – A discussion with artists Rebecca Smith and Victoria Palermo, moderated by author Michael Coffey.

July 31- No Presentation

August 7- “Loons”– SOLD OUT! : Discover the biology and behaviors of our native loons with wildlife veterinarian and biologist Dr. Nina Schoch, Executive Director of the Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation.

August 14 – “When the Railroads came to Lake George— SOLD OUT!: Lake George Town and Village Historian Margy Mannix will present this story of the D&H Railway, trolley, and the incline railway on Prospect Mountain. Introduction from Board Member Jeff Brozyna

August 21 – “Adirondack Wildlife Refuge— SOLD OUT!: Join Wendy & Steve Hall from the Adirondack Wildlife Refuge as she presents on rehabbing wildlife in the ADK’s including wolves, foxes and bears, coyotes, bobcats, a porcupine, opossum, owls, hawks, peregrine falcon, ravens, and a turkey vulture. Wendy may bring a critter or two with her to the LGLC… stay tuned.

Many thanks to the Lake Champlain Basin Program for providing supporting funding for the 2019 Living Lands Series!

As always, we strive to engage you- presenting unique and interesting programs for free in an attempt to connect to the community, provide educational experiences and learn more about the amazing area we live in and why our lands and waters are so important. If you have an idea for a presenter, feel free to contact us!

Registration for the series will go live in the spring. We request registration but it is not required. Please note, however, that last year, many talks were sold out and standing room only. All ages welcome!

Questions? Please email Michele at