Cleveland Metroparks is committed to the use of scientific information to guide conservation actions, and to that end, a Natural Resources Research and Monitoring Program was implemented.
The program’s goal is to stimulate, initiate, and collaborate on research, monitoring, and assessment projects that provide reliable and defensible scientific information for the conservation, preservation and management of natural resources, the impacts on those resources related to park visitation and the changed urban environment within Cleveland Metroparks and northeastern Ohio.
A permit is required for any research or collection activities conducted in Cleveland Metroparks whether they visibly disturb the site or not. This includes but is not limited to plants or plant parts, soil and minerals, animals, insects and water sample collections.
Permits are required prior to conducting research and monitoring projects within the boundaries of Cleveland Metroparks. Additional state and federal permits may be necessary depending on the scope of the project. For more information regarding permits and research options click here.