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Hudson River Estuary Program Publications

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Click on the category links below to search through the available Hudson River Estuary Program publications:

Bookmark this page and check back on a regular basis, as more documents will be added in months to come.

Hudson River Estuary Program Current Documents

Hudson River Estuary Action Agenda

Hudson River Estuary Program Progress Reports

Ten Year Report cover

Water Quality Monitoring Plans and Reports

  • HRECOS overview (PDF, 330 KB): The Hudson River Environmental Conditions Observing System (HRECOS) is a network of six stations gathering meteorologic and water quality data in the Hudson River Estuary stretching from Schodack Point in the north to Castle Point, NJ off from Manhattan in the south
  • Feasibility Report on Potential Swimming Access Sites Along the Hudson: This report identifies feasible sites for public swimming along the Hudson River from the Troy Dam to the Battery in Manhattan.

Guides to Wildlife and Natural Areas Protection

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Guides for Watershed Protection

Wappinger planning document cover

Community Planning Resources

Wildlife and Habitat Conservation Framework cover

Recreation, Fishing, Swimming, Boating

Fishing and Boating Access CD cover

Hudson River Lesson Plans

These place-based, interdisciplinary lesson plans present the Hudson as context in lessons that build understandings and skills required by state standards and tests. The lessons linked below are designed for Grades 3-5. You can also find links to sources of Hudson River lessons for other grade levels on the Hudson River Lesson Plans page.

  • English Language Arts: This collection of lesson plans facilitates integration of river studies with instruction in English Language Arts.
  • Mathematics: These lessons use actual data from river research to construct word problems that require math skills for their solution.
  • Science: These lessons explore physical and life science topics related to the Hudson.
  • Social Studies: These lessons look at the Hudson Valley's history, geography and economics through the lens of the region's natural resources.

General Information about the Hudson River Estuary

Cover of The State of the Hudson 2015 report
  • State of the Hudson: 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, access, stewardship efforts, and impacts of climate change and extreme events.
  • Hudson River E-Almanac: You can read or share your own observations to weekly description of river observations from the High Peaks of the Adirondacks to New York Harbor (October 2003 - Present).
  • 2001 Hudson River Estuary Action Plan (PDF, 740 KB): Provides detailed background information on the issues of concern in the Hudson River estuary and describes the Estuary Program's goals for 2001 and 2004.

Hudson River and Wildlife Observations

  • Hudson River Almanac: You can read or share your own observations to weekly description of river observations from the High Peaks of the Adirondacks to New York Harbor (October 2003 - Present).

Fact Sheets


  • Hudson River Estuary Public Fishing and Boating Access Maps: These maps provide information about 91 public boat launch and shore fishing locations on the Hudson River between Troy and Yonkers. This document also includes a wealth of relevant information about river ecology and responsible fishing and boating to make any trip to the river safe and enjoyable while protecting the river's resources.
  • Hudson River Watershed Map (PDF, 620 KB) A map of the Hudson River and its watershed
  • Hudson River Miles Map (PDF, 190 KB) *Note: This is set for legal (8.5 inches x 14 inches) paper to maximize legibility, but it will work on letter (8.5 inches x 11 inches) paper as well. To obtain legal size copies, you may need to use the options in your computer's print menu to specify printout on legal size paper.


The posters shown below are available free of charge to Hudson Valley communities, organizations, and individuals. You can click on thumbnails below for an enlarged picture. Please use the contact information on the right side of this page to request a copy.

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