Environmental Monitoring and Management Alliance (EMMA)
Teatown received a grant in 2013 from the Land Trust Alliance’s New York State Conservation Partnership Program to develop a standardized environmental monitoring program for the Hudson Valley now called Environmental Monitoring and Management Alliance (EMMA). Several environmental organizations across the region are now members of EMMA (see below). EMMA has identified the key conservation issues facing the region (climate change, habitat loss and fragmentation, overabundant deer, invasive species) and is developing a common approach for studying these issues and developing solutions. Current projects include monitoring the impacts of deer on forest regeneration, and monitoring plant phenology. In 2015, Teatown received another grant from the Land Trust Alliance to further our studies on wildlife and weather across the region. Learn more about EMMA by visiting the website: http://www.emmahv.org.
Partnering organizations include: Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, Community Greenways Collaborative, Huyck Preserve and Biological Research Station, Louis Calder Center, Mianus River Gorge, Mohonk Preserve, New York Botanical Garden, Vassar College, and Westchester County Parks.