Conservation Ecology

Since 1996 Hudsonia has been conducting a long-term study of an experimental habitat restoration project for the threatened Blanding’s turtle in Dutchess County, NY. This project has tracked the responses of the turtles to natural and constructed wetland and upland habitats, allowing us to formulate conservation guidelines for the large landscapes the species requires. We have protected and released hundreds of hatchling turtles from nests at the site. Other research has addressed declining or vulnerable species such as goldenclub, eastern prickly-pear, Cecropia moth, mudpuppy, Pine Barrens treefrog, wood turtle, bog turtle, common moorhen, American goldfinch, and muskrat.

Hudsonia, a tax-exempt not-for-profit corporation of the State of New York, classified 501(c)(3) by the Internal Revenue Service, relies on the generous, tax-deductible contributions from members of our community to sustain our research and education. We appreciate your support of our work.