Spearheading a new project on the environment of the Hudson Valley, Teatown Lake Reservation has been awarded a grant of $37,500 through the New York State Conservation Partnership Program, to create a regional environmental monitoring framework. The two-year project is a collaboration among Teatown Lake Reservation, the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, the Westchester Land Trust, the Hudson Highlands Land Trust and the Dutchess Land Conservancy.
As many of today’s environmental problems occur over broad geographic areas, the development of a unified approach to the study of the environment is essential. The project’s goal is to identify the key conservation issues facing the region and specify the scientific approach necessary to develop practical solutions. Climate change, invasive species, and water quality degradation are some of the potential areas of study.
Once the issues have been identified and an approach to their study defined, on-the- ground studies will be piloted on the lands of the participating organizations. The results of the pilot studies will be used to refine and finalize the data collection process. The resulting protocol will then be made publically available for any organization interested in participating in this effort or expanding it to new areas.
For more information on the details of the study, please contact Dr. Mike Rubbo at
914-762-2912 x117 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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