elcome. The Hudson River Foundation (HRF) seeks to make science integral to decision-making with regard to the Hudson River and its watershed and to support competent stewardship of this extraordinary resource.
This purpose is pursued through support of scientific research; communication to expand knowledge about the river among the scientific community, policy makers, and the public at large; initiatives to enhance management of the Hudson ecosystem; education about the River; and physical improvements to the riverfront.
Edward A. Ames Seminars
Tuesday, May 9, 2016, 10:30 a.m.
American eels in the Hudson River estuary: from glass to silver
Karin Limburg, Department of Environmental and Forest Biology, SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry Syracuse
Sarah Mount and Chris Bowser, Hudson River National Estuarine Research Reserve
Bob Schmidt, Berkshire Environmental Research Center, Bard College at Simon's Rock
Seminars will be held at the Hudson River Foundation, 17 Battery Place, Suite 915, New York, NY 10031.
RSVP: 212-483-7667 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Seating capacity is limited. Please call or email in advance.
The Edward A. Ames seminar series, named in honor of the Foundation's long-time Chairman Emeritus, addresses issues related to the environmental quality and resource management of the New York/New Jersey Harbor Estuary.
Visit the Seminar webpage for information and video from past seminars.
In 2017, the Foundation will award up to six full-time research fellowships to advanced graduate students conducting research on the Hudson River system. New York, NY - A new report released today by the New York - New Jersey Harbor & Estuary Program/Hudson
River Foundation and the USDA Forest Service provides, for the first time, a comprehensive account of where and how the
public can access the New York - New Jersey Harbor and its tidal waters. The report, Connecting with Our Waterways:
Public Access and its Stewardship in the New York - New Jersey Harbor Estuary, identifies over 500 parks and
public spaces along the New York - New Jersey Harbor that are accessible to the public. The shorelines of these
public spaces - ranging from the small urban street-ends and esplanades to the sandy beaches and marshes - stretch
for 595 miles or 37% of the 1595 mile long waterfront. (Read More) Contaminant Assessment and Reduction Project Summary Report The Contamination Assessment and Reduction Project (CARP) brought together federal,
state and non-government partners in a determined effort to reduce contamination within
the NY/NJ Harbor Estuary. This CARP Summary Report provides an brief overview of all
the data and modeling results conducted under CARP from 1999 through 2006.
The report is meant to serve as a reference tool and roadmap to the more
detailed information found in the numerous technical reports, data archives,
modeling reports and research papers. Hard Copies of the Report are available by request to
email@example.com or by calling our office. The CARP Data Archive is also available by request to
CARP_data@hudsonriver.org or by calling our office. Community Based Restoration of Oyster Reef Habitat in the Bronx River: Assessing Approaches and Results in an Urbanized Setting This project continued and expanded on the previous smaller-scale multi-site effort
of the Oyster Restoration Research Project (ORRP). Project partners focused on the
development of general protocols for shallow subtidal oyster reef restoration in the
New York Harbor region where natural reefs and recruitment of native eastern oysters
(Crassostrea virginica) are uncommon. The primary aim of the multi-year
(2012 -2014) effort was: (1) the construction; (2) monitoring; (3) involvement of
community partners; and (4) development of novel methods, including adaptive management,
ultimately restoring an approximately one acre footprint of productive oyster reef habitat
at the confluence of the East and Bronx Rivers, off Soundview Park. Project Collaborators: The Hudson River Foundation (J. Lodge), NY/NJ Baykeeper (M. Comi,
Dr. A. Mass Fitzgerald), Urban Assembly New York Harbor School (P. Malinowski), NY
Harbor Foundation, University of New Hampshire (Dr. R. Grizzle), Florida Atlantic
University/HBOI (Dr. L. Coen) Supporting Partners: Bronx River Alliance (L. Cox, D. Griffin), NYC Department of
Parks and Recreation, Natural Resources Group (M. Larson, S. Tobing, K. Conrad), Public
Lab (L. Barry), Rocking the Boat (A. Green, S. Marquand, C. Ward), and NY and NJ Harbor
and Estuary Program (K. Boicourt), USACE (L. Baron, P. Weppler) ORRP Phase I: Experimental Oyster Reef Development and
Performance Results 2013. ORRP. This report describes the results of the Oyster Restoration Research Proejct (ORRP)
Phase I (2010-2012) studies to assess development (oyster retention, growth and survival)
and performance (water filtration and habitat provision) at five experimental reef sites
(Bay Ridge Flats, Governors Island, Hastings, Soundview and Staten Island). This report also
provides an assessment of where additional efforts should be focused and questions that need
to be answered. Because the constructed experimental reefs essentially replaced the habitat
that existed at the time of construction, there is a need to understand these changes on the
broader ecosystem. Thus, another objective of the ORRP Phase 1 studies was to evaluate “habitat
substitution” by comparing the faunal benthos before and after reef construction. More documents are available on the
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2017 Mark B. Bain Graduate Fellowship
Proposal deadline: Monday, March 13, 2017
More Public Access to the Harbor and its Waters,
But Not For Everyone
Comprehensive Accounting of Waterfront Parks Documents Access to Region's Largest Public Space and the Role of Civic Organizations in its Stewardship
Contaminant Assessment and Reduction Project Summary Report
ORRP Phase I: Experimental Oyster Reef Development and Performance Results
More documents are available on the Report Archives page.
Reports from funded research are available on the Hudson River Fund Research Reports page.