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State to inventory Binnen Kill complex

Aug 09, 2016 6:45 am

Melanie Lekocevic is reporting in the Revena News-Herald the state is moving ahead with plans to conduct an inventory of the natural resources of the Binnen Kill tidal wetland complex. The project looks to identify rare or endangered species within the tributary, as well as other natural resources. The Louis Berger Group, of Morristown, New Jersey, will run the survey, according to Department of Environmental Conservation Acting Commissioner Basil Seggos. The resource inventory will be conducted along the west shore of the Hudson River estuary in Selkirk. The Binnen Kill is a tidal tributary of the Hudson River estuary. It is surrounded by a tidal wetland complex that includes upland forest, tidal swamp and agricultural fields. The nearly 500-acre site being studied includes properties either owned by Scenic Hudson or protected by conservation easements, as well as lands owned by New York state. Read the full story in the Revena News-Herald.