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.Visit the Reserve's Website
- State: New York
- State Partner:
- Acreage: 4,838
- Habitats: Freshwater and brackish tidal wetlands and uplands
- Designated: 1982
- Site Profile: View
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.Learn more
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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.