PATHWAYS: Wildlife Habitat Connectivity in the Changing Climate of the Hudson Valley

Project Sponsor: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation - Division of Fish and Wildlife
End Date: Feb. 29, 2012


This project, funded by State Wildlife Grants with match funding from the Hudson River Estuary Program and Cornell University, sought to determine the current and potential future habitat connectivity for 26 Species of Greatest Conservation Need in the Hudson Valley. Using advanced modeling techniques in a Geographic Information System, we use climatic, geological, and land cover data to determine how connected the landscape is for these 26 species, under current climatic conditions and with potential future changes in climate. Results from this are helping us understand priority locations for conservation in the Hudson Valley.

Jan. 15, 2021 | Updated March 11, 2021, 4:03 p.m.