scenic hudson, inc

Climate Change Challenge: rising seas

Grant Award: $50,670; Year Awarded: 2011

Sea level rise presents the most immediate climate change impact to the Hudson River Estuary ecosystem. This project will execute private land acquisition strategies, creating new protected areas around key tidal habitats and facilitating upslope migration and adaptation to expected sea level rise. Approximately 419 acres of privately owned tidal wetlands and intact upland floodplains will be transferred to state protection. The project will also conduct landowner outreach and land acquisition activities to protect up to an additional 1,000 acres of tidal wetlands and adjacent upland migration zones.