This watershed contains old growth forest, sustains native wild trout, and has the highest natural pond in the state - Berry Pond. Flowing northward, the watershed is bound on the east by the Hoosac Range and on the west by the Taconic Hills. The river flows from Mt. Greylock, the highest mountain in the state (3,491 ft.), to the lowest point in Berkshire County, Williamstown.
Cultural attractions in the watershed include the Williamstown Theater, the Clark Art Institute, and the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art in North Adams. Outdoor attractions include hiking and camping in Mount Greylock Reservation and Clarksburg State Forest, as well as fishing and hunting in the Stafford Hill Management Area.
- Implement habitat restoration in the 2.3 miles of Army Corps of Engineers flood control chutes in the Town of Adams
- Implementation of stormwater mitigation projects throughout the watershed
- Provide technical assistance to specialized decision making groups in the watershed through the continued implementation of Non-point source pollution Education for Municipal Officials Program
- Continue the biological monitoring of thermal, bacteriological pollution levels and benthic macro-invertebrate communities within the watershed
- Hudson River Watershed Action Plan file size 20MB
This information is provided by the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, Office of Water Policy