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Recent Awards


Hudson River Environmental Society Honors Bob Schmidt – Oct 2017

Hudsonia co-founder and intrepid fish biologist and aquatic ecologist, Bob was recognized by the Hudson River Environmental Society with their Outstanding Environmental Researcher Award in October 2017. In his long career Bob has studied the ecology and natural history of rural and urban stream systems of the Hudson River, the Mohawk River, and waterways of New England and the Neotropics, and has mentored numerous students in the field of natural science.

Dutchess County Ducks Unlimited Honors Gretchen Stevens – September 2017

With twenty-seven years at Hudsonia, Gretchen was honored by Dutchess County Ducks Unlimited with their Chapter’s Wetlands Conservation Award. Gretchen has directed Hudsonia’s Biodiversity Resources Center since its inception, and is co-author of the Biodiversity Assessment Manual for the Hudson River Estuary Corridor. In addition to conducting numerous field studies throughout the Hudson Valley, she has instructed hundreds of members of Hudson Valley municipal agencies, the staff of land trusts, and others engaged in comprehensive planning, land assessments, environmental reviews, and regulatory decisions in techniques for identifying and protecting biological and water resources. The award especially noted her work in the watershed of the Great Swamp, one of the largest freshwater wetlands in New York State.

Bard College Honors Erik Kiviat – May 2016

Hudsonia’s executive director Erik Kiviat received the John and Samuel Bard Award in Medicine and Science from the Board of Trustees of Bard College and the Board of Governors of the Bard-St. Stephen’s Alumni/ae Association. The award is named for the two 18th-century physicians, father and son, whose descendant, John Bard, founded the college, and it honors “scientists whose achievements demonstrate the breadth of concern and depth of commitment that characterized these pioneer physicians.”



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