Credit: Paul Irish

Hudson River Valley Science and Environment

Environmental aspects of the Hudson River Valley are complex and numerous. What we propose in these pages is a collection of easy to use introductory material on some of the key issues we've identified. We are working with scientists and Marist College students to create useful fact sheets for students, educators, and enthusiasts. Please check back often as we update this page.

The Environment:

The Hudson River Illusion: How the Optical Illusions behind “Anti-Gravity Hills” Effects the River that Flows Two Ways

A Watershed Management Plan for the Fall Kill, Dutchess County, New York

Zebra Mussels


Flora and Fauna:


Shad & Shad Roe

Bog Turtle

Blanding's Turtle

Timber Rattlesnake

Peregrine Falcons



Hudson Valley Mastodons


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