Regional Partners

The Hudson to Housatonic (H2H) Conservation Initiative is an inter-state collaboration of more than two dozen local and regional conservation organizations and municipal partners across southwestern Connecticut and Westchester and southeastern Putnam Counties in New York State. H2H partners engages landowners identified as pivotal in the battle to protect imperiled streams, drinking water reservoirs, and plant and wildlife habitat. Funded by a two-year US Forest Service grant, H2H is led by Highstead Foundation (on behalf of Fairfield County Regional Conservation Partnership (FCRCP)), Westchester Land Trust, Mianus River Gorge, and Housatonic Valley Association.

Other Land and Water Protection Partners

The Nature Conservancy
North Castle Land Trust
Bedford Garden Club
Rusticus Garden Club
Angle Fly Preserve
Mianus River Watershed Council
Mianus Greenway Alliance
Stamford Land Trust
Greenwich Land Trust
Pound Ridge Land Conservancy
Middle Patent Association
Banksville Residents’ Association

The Gotham Coyote Project (, of which MRG is a founding partner, is an ongoing effort to study the ecology, population growth, and range expansion of eastern coyotes (Canis latrans) in New York City.  Since 2010, we have employed camera traps (motion-activated cameras placed on trees that photograph passing wildlife) to survey NYC parks for the presence of coyotes.

Research and Education Partners

American Museum of Natural History
Wildlife Conservation Society
Fordham University
Pace University
North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
Lancaster University
The High School for Environmental Studies, NYC
Westmoreland Sanctuary
Marshlands Conservancy
Teatown Lake Reservation
Greenburgh Nature Center
Greenwich Audubon
St. Matthew’s Church
Earthwatch Institute
Westchester County Parks Department
NYC Department of Parks and Recreation
The Wild Dog Foundation
Rockefeller State Park

National and Government Connections

Land Trust Alliance
Open Space Institute
Trust for Public Land
National History Landmark Program, National Park Service
Town of North Castle, NY
Town of Bedford, NY
Town of Pound Ridge, NY
Town of Stamford, CT
Town of Greenwich, CT
New York State Department of Environmental Protection
Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection

The mission of Mianus River Gorge, an independent, not-for-profit organization, is to preserve, protect and promote appreciation of the natural heritage of the Mianus River watershed through land acquisition and conservation, scientific research and public education throughout the region.
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