Developing a Regionally-Coordinated Ecological Monitoring Network in New York's Hudson Valley

The Environmental Monitoring and Management Alliance (EMMA)

Our Work

EMMA’s member organizations investigate the Northeast US’s major conservation concerns on a regional scale through collective research and long-term monitoring.


A growing repository of educational resources and lesson plans that can be used to teach people of all ages about the Hudson Valley’s natural history and the importance of conservation.

Get Involved

Join a vibrant and connected community of resource managers, researchers, educators, and concerned citizens who work together to protect the environment.

EMMA brings regional organizations and professionals together to create a network of researchers, educators, land managers and citizen scientists in the Hudson Valley who are enthusiastic about protecting our natural resources. 

We aim to address threats to biodiversity, and serve as a source for research methods and data that can be put to use across the Hudson Valley and beyond.

Our Member Organizations

EMMA was started by Teatown with a grant from the Land Trust Alliance in 2013 to standardize environmental monitoring and management methods in the Hudson Valley. Ten regional organizations came together to support this effort, forming what is now known as EMMA … In 2015 Vassar College received a grant from the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust that, in part, funded a coordinator position and a post-baccalaureate fellow position.