Tidal wetlands are among the most productive and protective ecosystems on the planet. Unfortunately, they’re also among the most fragile. For centuries they were considered wastelands—a hindrance to progress and ripe for exploitation. It’s been estimated that since European settlement, half of the wetlands in the continental U.S. have been drained, filled or irreparably damaged.
During his five years in office, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has spearheaded remarkable environmental achievements.
In this commentary—featured on www.midhudsonnews.com in May of 2016—Scenic Hudson President Ned Sullivan shares the details of a recent Scenic Hudson study that outlines a roadmap for protecting tidal wetlands in the Hudson River estuary.