About Us

We are New York’s National Estuarine Research Reserve. As part of a nationwide network of Reserves sponsored by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, we put federal funding, science, and tools to work on behalf of Hudson River communities and natural resources.

Click here to read our 2019-2024 Management Plan.

We are hiring! Check out the following employment opportunities:

Research & Monitoring Paid Seasonal Internship

Hudson River National Estuarine Research Reserve, Staatsburg, NY

NEIWPCC and the Hudson River National Estuarine Research Reserve (HRNERR) are seeking a seasonal intern to provide field and laboratory assistance during the summer of 2022.

The intern will assist in conducting long-term research and monitoring on Hudson River Estuary habitats, including freshwater tidal emergent marshes and beds of submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV). This will include assisting with the NERRS System-wide Monitoring Program (SWMP) and the Hudson River Environmental Conditions Observing System (HRECOS). The intern will provide support with calibration, deployment and maintenance of data loggers; collection of water samples and field data; and support wet chemistry procedures in the lab, including vacuum filtration, sample preparation, chemical analysis, and preparation of standards, chemicals, and reagents. For all tasks, ample training will be provided, and the work will be performed alongside full-time staff. Responsibilities will be delegated with the goal of developing the intern’s skillsets and knowledge to provide a valuable, early-career experience.

The successful candidate will be familiar with water quality sampling and analytical procedures, with an ability to carefully follow rigorous protocols and a focus on safety. The candidate will be comfortable working in the field, physically capable of lifting up to 50 lbs., and able to swim. Experience operating off-road vehicles and small watercraft will be beneficial. Highly motivated individuals with knowledge of biological, chemical, and physical water quality indicators are encouraged to apply. Driver’s license and access to own transportation required. COVID-19 vaccination required.

Interested parties are invited to apply by sending a resume and letter of interest including a description of relevant experience by Friday, February 11, 2022 to jobs@nullneiwpcc.org. Please reference position #22-HRNERR-001 in the subject line.

Our Sites

The Reserve protects nearly 5,000 acre of diverse tidal wetlands and upland habitat across four distinct sites in the Hudson River Estuary. These component sites serve as field laboratories for estuarine research, stewardship and education. Our sites include:


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Our Headquarters

The Norrie Point Environmental Center is home of the Reserve’s core programs, offering interpretive exhibits, classroom space, and educational programs to the public side-by-side with the Reserve’s research lab, weather station, and conference space for our professional training programs.

The Norrie Point Environmental Center is located directly on the Hudson River, on the grounds of the Mills-Norrie State Park.

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Our Staff

Our people are the foundation of our programs, from education to outreach and training to stewardship and restoration. Reserve staff are responsible for the research and monitoring efforts that inform all of our programs, and coordinate the many public events and workshops held at the Reserve.

Contact us or visit our staff directory.

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Our Partners

The Reserve is part of the National Estuarine Research Reserve System, which includes 29 reserves representing different biogeographic regions. The Reserve was designated in 1982, operates as a partnership between New York State and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and relates to four federally-designated and state-protected sites along 100 miles of the Estuary.

We often partner with other organizations on the federal, state, local, and nonprofit level. Interested in partnering with us? Get in touch.

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