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Piermont Marsh

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NYS DEC and Parks are working to develop a long-term, comprehensive management plan for Piermont Marsh, the southernmost site of the Hudson River National Estuarine Research Reserve. The management plan may include a variety of components, such as research, monitoring, stewardship, community resilience, education, and public access.

More information about the process for developing this plan is included in this letter to the community from August 2014: Piermont Marsh Letter (8/27/14)

Based on input from community leaders, residents, scientists, marsh managers, and environmental groups, the following goals for marsh management have been identified:
1. Sustain the presence of native marsh communities and the biological diversity they support
2. Promote marsh resiliency to sea level rise
3. Maintain or enhance the marsh’s ability to provide storm protection for the Village of Piermont
4. Increase both scientific knowledge and public understanding of the marsh

PM timeline

Fact-Finding: As part of this process, scientists and resource managers are coming together to share information and address questions in a ‘fact-finding’ stage. This stage will include a series of at least four public meetings, each focused on a different topic, based on questions raised by community leaders, residents, scientists, and others. The goal of the fact-finding process is to build a shared foundation of scientific information and understanding about the marsh, which will inform the development of management plan objectives and approaches.

The planned topics for fact-finding meetings include:

  • Piermont Marsh habitats and biological diversity (September 30, 2014)

  • Water quality and the marsh (November 13, 2014)

  • Role of the marsh in providing storm protection for the Village

  • Marsh vegetation management

We will make the presentations and meeting summaries available here throughout the process:

 

Fact-Finding Meeting 1: September 30, 2014

Fact-Finding Meeting 2: November 13, 2014

Fact-Finding Meeting 3: January 7, 2015

Fact-Finding Meeting 4: May 21, 2015

Hudson River National Estuarine Research Reserve

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

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