A new tool to guide restoration and protection actions to sustain priority habitats in the Hudson River estuary is now available, according to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC).
The Hudson River Estuary Habitat Restoration Plan is intended for use by community groups, government agencies, scientists, conservation organizations and other restoration organizations throughout the region to plan, carry out and evaluate habitat restoration and protection projects that will improve ecosystem health and resilience and support adaptation to sea-level rise by river shoreline communities.
The Hudson River Habitat Restoration Plan was developed with input from state and federal regulatory agencies, scientists, natural resource managers and non-governmental organizations. Many technical resources produced by these groups were used to develop an understanding of current conditions and how they have changed due to human action.
The Hudson River Estuary Habitat Restoration Plan identifies four priority habitat types for restoration:
– intertidal (the area between high and low tide)
– shallow water
– shorelines and tributaries
– from the federal dam at Troy to the Tappan Zee Bridge
The Hudson River Habitat Restoration Plan is available on the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation website.
source: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation