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College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Department of Natural Resources

Cornell University's Department of Natural Resources partners with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation's Hudson River Estuary Program to conduct research and extension projects to conserve biodiversity, habitat and natural resources in the Hudson River Valley region of New York State.

The Hudson River Estuary Watershed

The watershed that feeds the tidal Hudson River is a mix of natural areas, farmland, and developed areas. Natural areas are affected by many stressors.

Planning for Local Habitat Connections

The Town of Red Hook and Villages of Red Hook and Tivoli created a plan for local habitat connectivity with funding, data, and technical assistance from this project.

Cornell's Hudson River conservation work nets DEC award

Cornell CALS was recognized for its Hudson River work in May 2017. Pictured, Karen Strong, 4th from left, Pat Sullivan, 5th from left, and Laura Heady, 2nd from right.

Conservation Planning Workshop, May 2017

Our program builds capacity for natural resource-based planning. We train hundreds of municipal leaders how to find and use information each year.
NYS Department of Environmental Conservation

NYS Department of Environmental Conservation

The Department of Natural Resources partners with the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation's Hudson River Estuary Program to conduct research and extension on the natural resources of the Hudson River Estuary and its watershed.
Estuary Watershed Research

Estuary Watershed Research

Research staff use indicator species to assess forest integrity in the Hudson Valley.
Conservation and Land Use Extension

Conservation and Land Use Extension

Extension staff provide training and technical assistance to Hudson Valley municipalities to improve natural resource-based planning.