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Pack, Paddle, and Ski Our friends and colleagues also run trips near and far.  While Nature Discoveries trips can generally be characterized as "soft adventure" with an informal educational/learning focus, trips with Pack, Paddle, and Ski tend to be more pure adventure, and physically challenging.

Rochester Birding Association

Excellent local organization that offers regular outings and talks on birds.
Burroughs Audubon Nature Club An excellent local environmental organization with a 30 acre preserve near Fishers, NY and regular programming.


Footprint Press
A source for outdoor recreational guidebooks.

Bergen Swamp Preservation Society An organization that has preserved some of the most important ecological areas in western NY.

Rochester Academy of Science Several active sections including Ornithology (Genesee Ornithological Society), Botany, Astronomy, Anthropology.

Rochester Chapter of the Sierra Club This site provides information for both Sierra Club members and concerned citizens about preserving our environment.

Genesee Land Trust An important local organization that has preserved, and is preserving, land and habitat in the Rochester area for future generations to enjoy.

Braddock Bay Raptor Research A research and education organization that plays a key role in understanding the movements of raptors through the region.

Braddock Bay Bird Observatory Another key birding organization for research, conservation, and education.  Lakeshore banding efforts primarily focused on passerines.  

A directory of nature organizations in Rochester, NY and the surrounding region.