Clean water, healthy habitats, and resilient communities are everyone’s business. That’s why the Hudson River Research Reserve collaborates with communities, schools, academic institutions, resource management organizations, federal agencies, consultants, nonprofits, and others to advance the understanding and management of the Hudson River Estuary Here’s how:
- National Network: As a member of the National Estuarine Research Reserve System (NERRS), the Hudson Reserve works with 29 similar sites to generate science and tools to support estuary management and education. Through a national network dedicated to professional sharing, research from one Reserve strengthens all Reserves, which in turn, benefits the communities that they serve.
- Coordinated Research Goals: Our library of research questions brings together ideas from partners across the Estuary and is intended to inspire collaboration among researchers with similar interests. The questions are organized into four Research Focus Areas, which represent shared regional priorities for the resilience of the Estuary’s natural resources and communities.
- Collaborative Science: Through the NERRS Science Collaborative, a nationally competitive science funding program, the Hudson Reserve facilitates research to address the most critical questions articulated by Hudson River stakeholders and scientists. Projects funded by this program directly engage local communities.
- Community-focused Education: The Hudson Reserve engages with local schools, universities, and national education programs to provide opportunities for students of all ages to participate in community-based, environmental science.
- Collaborative Initiatives: The Hudson Reserve leads or participates in interdisciplinary, stakeholder-engaged initiatives to address the most important natural resource challenges on the Hudson River Estuary.