The Perfect Partnership
The Eagle Institute is the Upper Delaware River Watershed’s premier organization for the protection of eagles and the stewardship of their habitat. The Conservancy is the region’s foremost organization for the protection of healthy lands and waters and has protected over 13,000 acres to date.
The Eagle Institute and Conservancy share a conservation vision focused on healthy lands and clean waters vital for thriving wildlife habitats, for the health and quality of life of the region’s residents and visitors, and for the success of the region’s locally sustainable economies, including its important outdoor recreation and ecotourism industries. Formalizing the partnership will expand the capacity and leverage the resources of both organizations by joining together each organization’s dedicated members, volunteers, and supporters. The partnership will greatly enhance the protection of the region’s iconic eagle and the healthy lands and clean waters upon which eagles depend.
Going forward, the Eagle Institute will be a “Project of the Delaware Highlands Conservancy.” “This is a truly exciting endeavor and a great new chapter for the Eagle Institute,” states President and Founder Lori McKean. “The two organizations have always shared a conservation mission and have worked together numerous times through the years. The Eagle Institute is excited to now have the expertise of the Conservancy focused specifically on eagle habitat conservation.”
As a Project of the Delaware Highlands Conservancy, the Eagle Institute will continue to operate its winter field office in Lackawaxen, PA, to offer quality eagle education programs in Sullivan County, NY and northeast Pennsylvania, and to provide on-site assistance for eagle watchers. TheEagle Institute will maintain its active web-based informational programs, which help promote eagle etiquette and protect the eagle in the region.