Ecosystem Goals


Teams of expert scientists are identifying Target Ecosystem Characteristics or “ecological goals” for the Hudson – the quantifiable project targets that are necessary for a healthy estuary and reduced community risk in the face of climate change and rising sea levels.

Expert Team Team Lead
Water Access and Navigability Barb Beall, Chazen Companies
Tidal & Intertidal Wetlands and SAV/Shallow Water Stuart Findlay, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies
Resilient Waterfronts and Shorelines Robert Freudenberg, Regional Plan Association
Waste and Storm Water Andrew Juhl, LDEO-Columbia
Commercial and Recreational Fisheries Walt Keller
Sediment Quantity and Quality Simon Litten, Retired-DEC
Native Biological Communities Chris Solomon. Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies
Riparian Areas and Floodplains Nava Tabak, Scenic Hudson
Education Centers and Opportunities Margie Turrin, LDEO-Columbia
Tributary Connectivity and Barriers John Waldman, Queens College


Issac Wirgin, NYU Medical