Hudson River National Estuarine Research Reserve

This reserve protects nearly 5,000 acres along a 100-mile stretch of New York’s Hudson River Estuary. It embraces a wide range of habitat at its four locations—from the brackish marshes of Piermont and the Iona Island wetlands to the freshwater tidal mudflats and marshes of Tivoli Bays and Stockport Flats. A nursery for sturgeon, striped bass, and American shad, the river is home to more than 200 species of fish and an abundance of other wildlife. Dedicated to improving the health and vitality of the estuary through integrated education, training, stewardship, restoration, and monitoring and research, this reserve has a emerged as a leader in advancing the science and practice of sustainable shoreline management in New York State.

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Vital Stats

The Hudson River reserve participates in the System-Wide Monitoring Program (SWMP), which collects, analyzes, and makes available weather, water quality, and nutrient data from all National Estuarine Research Reserves. Learn more


Become a nature detective by signing up for CSI (Critter Sign Investigations) or tie up those boots for a No-Housework-Day Hike—there are many ways to enjoy the Hudson River reserve. Make your first stop the Norrie Point Environmental Center to learn about these and other public education programs.


There are a variety of opportunities assisting wildlife biologists, assisting educators, or grooming and clearing hiking trails.

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Become a Friend

This reserve currently does not have a formal friends organization. Please stay tuned for more information.

Did you know?

The Hudson River reserve protects nursery habitat for Atlantic Surgeon—prehistoric heavyweights that can weigh up to 800 pounds and live 60 years.


Elizabeth Blair
Hudson River National Estuarine Research Reserve
Norrie Point Environmental Center
P.O. Box 315, Staatsburg, NY 12580
T: 845-889-4745
F: 845-889-4749