Hudson River Comprehensive Restoration Plan

August 16, 2017

Chazen was selected by The Nature Conservancy to serve as a Technical Lead for the Water Access and Navigation chapter of a new Comprehensive Restoration Plan for the Hudson River. Chazen assembled Hudson River water access and navigation experts who together evaluated the River’s history, current trends, drivers and stressors associated with water access and navigation. The evaluation included mapping of resources using GIS.

Chazen’s team developed a list of action items and restoration targets to address commercial navigation, ports, safety, dredging, waterfront development and water access. Meetings were held with Nature Conservancy staff and other technical leads to discuss synergy and conflicts among the various technical components of the plan.

A 12-page summary was submitted to The Nature Conservancy to be incorporated into the finished Hudson River Comprehensive Plan document.