Thanks to a grant held by the Upper Hudson River Watershed Coalition and funded by the Department of State, we are able to inventory culvert crossings on along roads in the Upper Hudson watershed. Utilizing the North Atlantic Aquatic Connectivity Collaboration protocol and training, we are assessing culverts on their aquatic passability
(fish, amphibians, insects, etc.) and crossing condition. Once this information is compiled, we will have a database that will let us prioritize these culverts to determine which ones should be replaced sooner if future funds allow. This data also goes into a larger database that covers several states. The Upper Hudson River Watershed Coalition will use the information we gather in their Watershed Management Plan.