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The Hudson River Natural Resources Trustees have made significant progress in the Natural Resource Damage Assessment over the past decade. This page will help you navigate to all of the reports and documents associated with their work.
The Hudson River Natural Resource Trustees released a PCB Contamination of the Hudson River Ecosystem report showing that the Hudson River, for greater than 200 miles below Hudson Falls, New York, is extensively contaminated with polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). Surface waters, sediments, floodplain soils, fish, birds, wildlife, and other biota are all contaminated with PCBs.
A study on early life-stage toxicities of PCB 126 and TCDD in sturgeons, for which funding was provided by the Hudson River Natural Resource Trustees as part of the ongoing Hudson River Natural Resource Damage Assessment, has been published in Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry: Chambers, R. Christopher, Dawn D. Davis, Ehren A. Habeck, Nirmal K. Roy, and Isaac Wirgin. 2012. Toxic Effects of PCB126 and TCDD on Shortnose Sturgeon and Atlantic Sturgeon.
The Trustees are releasing a Hudson River Bald Eagle Update Fact Sheet and five reports that contain contaminants data on bald eagle egg samples, bald eagle fat and plasma samples, and bald eagle prey samples collected from the Hudson River, and other locations in New York State, beginning in 1998 and continuing through 2004. (May 2012). Click to expand for details on data reports.
Final Study Plan for Mink Injury Determination: Investigation of Mink Abundance and Density Relative to Polychlorinated Biphenyl Contamination with the Hudson River Drainage (July 2012)
Responsiveness Summary (July 2012) for Study Plan for Mink Injury Determination: Investigation of Mink Abundance and Density Relative to Polychlorinated Biphenyl Contamination with the Hudson River Drainage.
Fact Sheet: Hudson River Restoration Planning (March 2012). Restoration is the goal of NRDA. It is an active component of damage assessment that can be seen and felt for generations. The Trustees encourage the public's continued participation in this process.
The Trustees' Restoration Proposal Form has been updated with new contact information for the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.
PCB Contamination of the Hudson River Ecosystem, January 2013 (1.45MB PDF)
Hudson River Natural Resource Damage Assessment Plan, September 2002 (2MB PDF)
Fact Sheet: Summary of the Damage Assessment Plan, September 2002 (PDF)
Summer 2000 Status Report on the Hudson River NRDA, Summer 2000 (PDF)
More publications (PDF)
Questions on Documents or Reports?
Reports and other documents were prepared by the Hudson River Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA) Natural Resource Trustees, including the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Department of the Interior). Please direct any questions or comments related to the Hudson River NRDA:
Kathryn Jahn, FWS, Ecological Services, New York Field Office, 607-753-9334, firstname.lastname@example.org
Robin Heubel, FWS Region 5 NRDA Coordinator, 413-253-8630, email@example.com
Outline of Case Documents
Documents within the Hudson River Natural Resource Damage Assessment Case Documents PDF are organized under the following headings:
|Connect with Us|
The Hudson River Natural Resource Trustees have established a listserv to provide updates on the ongoing natural resource damage assessment and restoration efforts for the Hudson River. The public is invited to join the listserv for periodic updates on this effort.
To join the Hudson-NRDA listserv:
1. Send a message to:
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3. You will receive a confirmation e-mail to which you MUST reply within 24 hours.
February 1, 2016