Ensuring a safer, more vibrant future for our communities, we’re helping them—and the entire region—prepare for and adapt to the impacts of climate change
Our Hudson Riverfronts provide the prime catalyst for economic growth—exciting places to live, work and play. They also furnish habitat for much of the valley’s aquatic and terrestrial wildlife. Rising sea levels and other impacts of a warming climate put these special places at risk. We share our scientific expertise about ways to make waterfront assets more resilient with community leaders and other key stakeholders.
We also took our Hudson Valley Conservation Strategy “on the road” and received significant buy-in from fellow land trusts and public agencies. The plan offers a cost-effective, maximum-impact approach, pinpointing lands across the region whose protection will provide a buffer from flooding, sustain biodiversity and secure critical habitat pathways. We’re increasing the resiliency of lands we’ve protected by planting trees along tributary streams, which will reduce erosion and absorb floodwaters from future storms.