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.

Management Plan

Check out our 2019-2024 Management Plan by scrolling or clicking on the doc below.

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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