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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 region is a matrix of forest, agriculture, and developed areas that feed the tidal Hudson River. Natural areas are stressed by habitat change and fragmentation, invasive species, climate change, and pollution.

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.
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.