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We collaborate with partners to provide training and collaborative networking opportunities on a variety of topics. If you would like to be notified of future training events, please sign up HERE. If you recognize a need for a training event in your area, contact

USCA: Prioritizing NYS Coastal Wetlands for Resilience and Blue Carbon


New York State through the DEC Office of Climate Change is working with the US Climate Alliance and researchers with Duke University and PlanIt Forward LLC to map and model blue carbon sequestration potential and resilience potential for coastal and estuarine wetlands, including the tidal wetlands in the Hudson River Estuary, Long Island and New York City and how that potential will be affected by sea level rise. The results of the USCA project is a step toward understanding the  potential for storage/conservation of blue carbon for New York.  This remote  workshop, held October 7, 2020 was a way for key people representing the regions of New York included in the USCA project to learn of the results and is one step in moving blue carbon research and policy forward.

2020 Research in the Reserve: Studying Ecosystems of the Tidal Hudson

On March 11, 2020, about eighty participants representing nonprofits, state agencies and 20 colleges gathered at Reserve office at Norrie Point Environmental Center to learn about collaborative ecosystem research conducted with the Reserve or at its four tidal wetland sites along 100 miles of the Hudson Estuary.  Participants learned about Reserve long-term water quality, nutrient, and weather data, habitat mapping products, fish, restoration and tidal wetland habitats and history a variety of research scientists.

Sustainable Shorelines Designs Webinar Series 

A webinar series begun in 2016, hosted here at HRNERR, showcasing innovative nature-based shoreline protection projects throughout New York State and the United States.  Participants learn about costs, permitting, design standards, maintenance, monitoring, and performance of sustainable shorelines from various speakers. Educational, outreach and policy is also covered.

Hudson River on the Rise

Hudson River on the Rise:  Waterfront Planning for Communities and Nature was a day-long conference intended to advance resiliency planning for the Hudson Estuary’s unique natural and community resources in an age of sea-level rise.

Hudson River Hydrodynamic Modeling

On January 31, 2012, a forum to spark discussion about using hydrodynamic modeling as a tool to investigate how climate change might impact the Hudson River Estuary was convened in New York City. NYSERDA, NYSDEC Hudson River Estuary Program, and the Training Program collaborated to bring together hydrodynamic modelers and model users. This workshop resulted in a white paper.

Other Past Events

Event descriptions, agendas, and presentation from past events are archived HERE.

Other Training Resources

Other organizations offer webinars and training events related to the Estuary Training Program’s mission. Announcements will be posted on the HRNERR homepage.

Hudson River National Estuarine Research Reserve

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
NOAA National Estuarine Research Reserve System

Tivoli Bays Launch Closure – 2020

The canoe and kayak launch on the Kidd Lane access road at Tivoli Bays WMA is closed for renovations until further notice. At this time, DEC does not have an estimated completion date for the project. Please contact Nathan Ermer at 845-256-3047 for more information about this project. Thank you for your patience and understanding.