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The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has added a link to a translation service developed by Microsoft Inc., entitled Bing Translator, as a convenience to visitors to the DEC website who speak languages other than English.

Additional information can be found at DEC's Language Assistance Page.

The State of the Hudson Report

How is the Hudson doing?

State of the Hudson 2009 cover

That is the number one question on people's minds when conversation turns to the river, and it goes to the heart of measuring our success in sustaining the Hudson. To answer it, the Hudson River Estuary Program has produced The State of the Hudson 2009. In layperson's language, this 16 page illustrated report concisely describes progress and identifies ongoing problems. It looks at water quality, habitat, and fish and wildlife of the estuary as well as biodiversity, tributary health, and land use patterns in the Hudson's watershed.

You can use the links below to download a pdf version of the document.

The State of the Hudson 2009 (PDF) (18 MB) This is a large document and may be slow to download. As an alternative you may download specific sections using the links below.

Sections for easy download

Tagging an Atlantic Sturgeon

Each of these sections will display as a two-page spread, but print as two separate pages.