A Cleveland Metroparks Natural Resources Division study
An intensive vegetation survey has been in progress since 2003 to provide data on plant species composition and structure in Cleveland Metroparks.
This survey is documenting the multitude of species found in Cleveland Metroparks, including common uncommon grasses, forbs, shrubs and trees.
Most importantly, periodic resurveys of the hundreds of plots scattered throughout the park district will reveal changes in plant composition and forest structure.
Thus far, North Chagrin, South Chagrin, Bedford, Brecksville, Bradley Woods, West Creek and Rocky River Reservations have been included in this survey.