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Hudson Valley Natural Resource Mapper

pickerelweed and other aquatic vegetation in a Hudson River tidal wetland - photo by I Haeckel
Locations of tidal wetlands and other estuary habitats can be viewed on the Hudson Valley Natural Resource Mapper. Photo by I. Haeckel

The Hudson Valley Natural Resource Mapper is an online, interactive tool with over 30 geographic data sets organized under seven categories:

  • Hudson River Estuary
  • Streams and Watersheds
  • Wetlands
  • Forests
  • Biodiversity
  • Scenic and Recreation
  • Reference Layers

The mapper was designed to help users identify and understand important habitat and water resources, the connections between them, and their broader regional context. It includes many of the biological data sets that our program has developed, as well as data from the DEC and other partners.

The mapper also highlights Hudson River recreation sites and areas where residents and visitors can enjoy the region's natural beauty. By bringing together information about natural features such as streams, wetlands, and large forests, as well as recreation amenities and existing protected lands, communities can begin to identify conservation priorities and strategies that can be incorporated into local land-use planning. 

Screen shot of the Hudson Valley Natural Resource Mapper landing webpage showing the extent of the watershed outlined in blue and on the left is the menu of map layers that can be viewed in the mapper.

The Natural Resource Mapper is frequently updated with new data sets. Visit the mapper page on the DEC website to learn about recent additions and recommendations for use, view an instructional webinar, and download a fact sheet about the mapper.

Helpful Links

Hudson Valley Natural Resource Mapper

Web Page about the Hudson Valley Natural Resource Mapper (with instructional webinar, data updates, and guidance)

Fact Sheet about the Hudson Valley Natural Resource Mapper