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Our Work

The collective research experience of EMMA’s member organizations allows us to investigate the Northeast US’s major conservation concerns on a regional scale. Geographic variability across member sites provides EMMA with the flexibility to monitor conservation threats and test land management strategies for mitigating, reducing, or eliminating those threats. Our diverse network allows members to benefit from collaboration, exchange of expertise, and shareable resources.

Regional Priority Issues

EMMA recognizes climate change, deer overbrowsing, habitat loss and fragmentation and invasive species as urgent threats to ecosystem health in the Hudson Valley.

Our Projects

EMMA has developed monitoring projects that are focused on imperative environmental issues in the region, and that have the potential to inform management decisions for EMMA members, resource managers, and private landowners.

Pilot Projects

In addition to our long-term monitoring projects, EMMA pilots monitoring and ecosystem management methods for use across our network.

Centered in the Hudson Valley, EMMA brings together organizations and individuals to develop a regionally-coordinated ecological monitoring network that informs sustainable management practices and natural resource conservation through scientific research while engaging the public in environmental protection.

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