Cleveland Metroparks permits the use of Park District lands for research and collection purposes. In general, allowed research and collection projects are non-manipulative in nature meaning that there will be minimal disturbance to a site, that no or small quantities of materials are collected for research purposes only, and that little or no flagging will be used to mark plots. Researchers are required to submit a permit application to the Manager of Field Research, Natural Resources Division, Cleveland Metroparks. A committee will review all permits and approve only those which conform to the goals and policies of our mission and do not interfere with ongoing conservation, education or recreational activities. Approved projects will be for the period originally outlined in the applications, and any extensions must be approved by the Manager of Field Research.
Cleveland Metroparks is not accepting Research and Collections Permit Requests at this time.