training & Resources

Estuary Training Program

HRNERR’s Estuary Training Program bridges communities with the data, funding, training, and technical assistance they need to help combat pollution, adapt to a changing climate, and manage our shorelines and estuarine habitats in achievable, sustainable ways.

The Estuary Training Program works with municipal officials, planners, state agencies, environmental non-profits, restoration scientists, shoreline stakeholders, and natural resource managers. Our trainings cover topics that include sea level rise, climate change adaptation, habitat protection, invasive species, and process skills.

what we do

  • Convene stakeholders to prioritize research focus areas in the Hudson River estuary

  • Showcase innovative nature-based shoreline protection projects in New York and behind

  • Advance resiliency planning by providing nature-based waterfront planning solutions

  • Bring together hydrodynamics modelers and model users to investigate climate change

  • …and more!

Sustainable Shorelines

The Hudson River Sustainable Shorelines Project is a multi-year collaborative research project providing science-based recommendations for shore zone management which protects communities and enhances natural benefits.

Sustainable Shorelines compiles locally-relevant, nationally-significant products and resources utilized in nature-based shoreline management from the Gulf of Mexico to the Gulf of Maine.

Continuing Education

The Estuary Training Program often provides trainings which give continuing education credits and professional development hours needed to maintain professional certification. In the past, we’ve offered credits to planners, landscape architects, engineers, and restoration practitioners through a number of partnerships. Check our events page for past and future accredited opportunities.


We connect New York’s shorefront communities to state, federal, and non-profit partner resources to advance resiliency and sustainable land management. Our resources page compiles webinars, documents, and opportunities that can help. Don’t see what you’re looking for? Contact us.


We collaborate with partners to provide training and collaborative networking opportunities on a variety of topics including sea level rise, climate change adaptation, shoreline protection, habitat management, stormwater, and process skills. On our events page, you can find upcoming training events as well as recordings and resources of past trainings.