In 2007, the Town of Hyde Park was selected to receive two grants to assess and map ecologically significant wildlife habitat throughout nearly 8000 acres of the town.
The first project involved mapping of over 4000 acres north of South Cross and Fallkill Roads. This project was conducted by the professional biologists of Hudsonia, Ltd., using aerial photos as well as field studies.
Volunteers from Town committees learn to use stereophotos to predict ecosystem types (Photo by Hudsonia, Ltd.)
The second project focused on educating a team of Hyde Park residents on the identification of biodiversity resources. Members of the CAC, Planning Board and Shade Tree Commission volunteered their time to participate in a year-long training program. In addition to producing a habitat assessment of a 3000-acre portion of the town, the team gained the skills necessary to evaluate habitat quality at other sites.
Volunteers learn to identify critical wildlife habitat in the field. (Photo by Hudsonia, Ltd.)
Wildlife Habitat Conservation
To learn more about specific species or habitat types: